Vision and Mission

“World leader in developing new technologies for disease prevention and healthy aging.”Biomedical engineering track (BME) at UNIST develop advanced engineering methods for disease diagnostics, health monitoring, and therapies. Creative global leaders will be produced through interdisciplinary research and inspiring training programs.
 
Our research program topics include biochips, biomedical devices, biomimetics, biomaterials, molecular imaging, tissue engineering, drug delivery, bio-robots and bioinformatics.

“P5 Medicine:
Precise, Personalized, Predict, Prevent, Participatory”
Research at UNIST BME can be summed up as “P5 medicine”. We measure and produce Precise and exact Personalized data to Predict the outcomes of normal and abnormal biological systems in order to Prevent diseases in Participatory health monitoring procedures in medicine.

The BME research covers pure theoretical ideas to the most advanced machinery one can imagine. An example is the genomics based personalized diagnostics and medicine where extremely high resolution optical devices are engineered to measure the most accurate biological signals and images that are to be analyzed by advanced super-computing hardware facilities running bioinformatics pipelines. The resultant high dimensional data are systematically re-organized to reveal hidden patterns of biomedical systems. New ways of treating diseases can then be predicted, formulated, and simulated. The products will later be transcribed to the BME engineers who can optimally design and synthesize new chemical agents which will be evaluated finally in real biological systems such as cancer patients.