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Companion Diagnostics & Medical Technology

General Introduction

Precision medicine is an emerging technology that takes into account individual variability of environment, lifestyle and genes for each person in disease diagnosis and treatment. Under the precision medicine concept, we will assemble and analyze gene variants that a patient may have inherited or acquired throughout his/her life logs. We will study new biomarkers and mechanisms of cancers and other incurable diseases to overcome drug resistance. We will identify new therapies from patients or better animal and cell-based models of diseases. Algorithms will be built by integration of lifestyle, environment, and genetics to deliver new knowledge according to the goal. It will deliver precise diagnosis and therapeutic strategy to support patients and medical staffs as a powerful resource. As part of the national policy for precision medicine, we will lead the effort to develop more effective ways to prolong health and treat diseases. logy.

Research Objective

  • Research for precision medicine to overcome drug resistance through integration of individual information on genetics, life style, and environment
  • Development of computational model and algorithms for diagnosis and prognosis of cancers and incurable diseases

Major Research Fields

  • Molecular and non-molecular biomarkers for companion diagnostics
  • Standardization of novel companion biomarkers
  • Artificial intelligence system to predict diagnosis and prognosis of incurable diseases considering drug resistance

DirectorKim, Eun Joo