The NCTU Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Institute is the first Institute of Bioinformatics and is ranked among the best in Taiwan, as evidenced by the excellence of the faculty and students as well as the quality of interdisciplinary educational programs. The Major is designed for highly motivated students interested in interdisciplinary activities in life sciences, computer science, statistics, systems biology, and computational biology. Leading the Institute's research and teaching activities are 10 professors and 5 core facilities (e.g. over 300-cpu PC clusters and 40 MAC computers). The Institute has over 28 and 40 graduate students pursuing master and doctorate degrees, respectively.