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New Biology

  • New Biology

General Introduction

New Biology is a completely new area of study going beyond the existing body of biology. It approaches biology with further integration and in closer collaboration with various scientific and technological fields, such as: the life sciences, physics, mathematics, engineering, computing, the humanities, and social sciences. In this sense, new biology has the potential to provide practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the world, whether they are environmental, medical, energy-related, or food-related issues. 

New Biology aims to create a next-generation paradigm of knowledge, technology, and science in the era of new biology for sustainable human existence.

Educational Objectives

The Department is generating new culture to nurture holistic and multidisciplinary talents who are capable of raising creative questions instead of merely solving given problems, and have firm conviction in the value of science and social contribution.

The overall goals of the department are organizes as follows:

  • Companionship: Introduction of convergence learning from bonding through science culture and education based on mutual respect
  • Wall-less operation: Creating an intellectual plaza for establishing borderless education and research culture, and participating in convergence research by sharing expertise, intelligence, and facilities
  • Boundary-less thinking and challenge: Cultivation of world-class talents and creation of new paradigm for next-generation biological sciences for the advancement of humanity

Research Fields

  • Aging Biology: Creation and implementation of a new paradigm for the aging process of organisms through multi-dimensional systems biology
  • Nano-bio Imaging: Development of high-resolution nano-bio imaging devices with an excellent dynamic and chemical properties, and the application of these devices to the understanding of biological phenomena in terms of nano-material, organelle, cell, and cell network
  • Systems and Complex Biology: Utilization of techniques in processing and analyzing big data information at the complex network level based on bioinformatics and systems biology
  • Bio-sustainability Biology: Development of strategies for organisms in response to global environment changes (global warming, droughts, and etc.), advent of the space age, energy depletion, food shortage, and research for the survival of humanity in extreme conditions and outer space
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics: Research interests of biochemistry and biophysics span across a broad range of topics covering various aspects of structural and functional biological systems. Some specific topics include understanding of eukaryotic DNA replication and genomic instability.

Collaborative Research Centers

Aging Research Center
The center aims to engage in basic research and application on the diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation of age-related diseases

  • Development of the world’s leading aging diagnostic technology, age-friendly equipment and industrial anti-aging techniques
  • Promotion of anti-aging business ventures and commercialization of new age-friendly technology
  • Research on molecular aging mechanism based on multi-omics
  • Development of next-generation nano-imaging technology
  • Identifying molecule makers of aging and anti-aging related disease
  • Screening of chemicals for aging and anti-aging regulation

Center for Core Protein Resources

  • Proteins are highly diverse bio-molecules that are critical for virtually all biological processes in living cells. They have the potential to be applied in a variety of disciplines, including in the fields of medicine, pharmaceutics, diagnosis, and food processing. The goal of center is to contribute to the enhancement of the domestic bio-industry by producing enzymes and proteins with commercial values and developing related technology.
Department Chair Pyung-Ok Lim Location Rm. 309, E5 Bldg.
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