BME News


First University-Industry Cooperative Research Venture, Conecson Co., Ltd

Futuristic Diagnostic Tools to Help Healthcare Professionals The Future of Healthcare Is in Your Smartphones The first University-Industry Cooperative Research Venture, Conecson Co., Ltd. has been officially launched at UNIST on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. The inauguration ceremony took place in the afternoon and was attended by President SungChul Bae of Academy Industry Research Corporation (AIRC), Hoon Kang of Commercializations Promotion Agency for R&D Outcomes, and associates from Read more

The 2030 Ulsan Biomedical Industry Development Strategy Symposium

UNIST and the Ulsan Metropolitan City hosted the 2030 Ulsan Biomedical Industry Development Strategy Symposium and the 1st Genome Korea Conference at UNIST on December 17, 2015. Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho (School of Life Sciences) introduced the big 5 focusing research areas such as the diagnosis and therapy technique, medical image technique, 3D printing technique, smart medical devices and new medicine development for incurable disease. Prof. Jong Bhak (Schoolof Life Sciences) presented the promotion Read more

Launch of the “Genome Korea in Ulsan”

Korea’s largest scale Personal Genome Project to sequence 10,000 people and patients The Ulsan 10,000 Genome Project, dubbed “Genome Korea in Ulsan”, officially launched in Ulsan on November 25th, 2015. The project’s consortium includes Ulsan Metropolitan City, the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan University Hospital, and the University of Ulsan. Genome Korea in Ulsan is a large-scale publicly-funded genome project, with an estimated funding of ~US$25 Read more

UNIST Global Innovation Campus, lauhched at UC Berkeley

UNIST, Capturing Values in Global Innovation Networks UNIST is now set to contribute to the global innovation networks, as it has been invited to participate in UC Berkeley’s new Global Innovation Campus Program (GICP). As one of the founding partner institutions for this global partner program, UNIST has set up a unique satellite campus, focused on technology and innovation at UC Berkeley. With a launch date of November 1st, 2015, the UNIST Global Campus at UC Berkeley would operate in coordination Read more

Jong Bhak published papers in Science and Genome Biology

Prof. Jong Bhak published two research articles in Genome Biology and Science magazine. 1. "Ancient Ethiopian genome reveals extensive Eurasian admixture throughout the African continent" Characterizing genetic diversity in Africa is a crucial step for most analyses reconstructing the evolutionary history of anatomically modern humans. However, historic migrations from Eurasia into Africa have affected many contemporary populations, confounding inferences. Here, we present a 12.5x coverage Read more

UNIST, Boasting Highly Potential Faculties with Spirit “We Can Do It!”

[WHY UNIST] Prof. KyungJae Myung, School of Life Sciences “UNIST provides a supportive environment for ambitious young scientists,” says Dr. Kyungjae Myung who is Distinguished Professor in the School of Life Sciences at UNIST. For future students considering a degree at UNIST, Dr. Myung explains why they should choose UNIST. Dr. Myung says “UNIST is truly a world-leading research institution, boasting highly potential faculties with spirit “We Can Do It!” He adds, “UNIST Read more

Andor Academy at UNIST

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the upcoming Andor Academy at UNIST in Ulsan from August 18th to 20th 2015. The theme of this Academy is “Frontiers in fast, low-light imaging, microscopy and data visualisation” This scientific event is filled with cutting-edge scientific talks, interesting technical presentations and practical demo sessions. The academy will feature keynote speakers including Prof. Bo Huang (UCSF), Prof. YongKeun (Paul) Park (KAIST), Dr Kok Hao Read more

New research collaboration agreement with Ulsan University Hospital

On July 10, UNIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ulsan University Hospital (UUH), one of the best hospitals in Korea to pledge mutual support for one another in the pursuit of excellence in biomedical research and its application to human health. The ceremony was attended by UUH President Hong-Rae Cho, UNIST President Moo Je Cho, Jae Sung Lee (Vice President of Academic Affairs, UNIST), Moo Young Jung (Vice President of Research, UNIST), Prof. Hyug-Moo Kwon (Dean of Admissions Read more

Sang-Hee Shim awarded a grant from Samsung Science & Technology Foundation

Prof. Sang-Hee Shim's research proposal (titled as "Minimal-label Super-reolved potical Imaging") awarded a grant from Samsung Science & Technology Foundation which is amimed at discovering and supporting promising scientists in four basic fields of science-physics, chemistry, bioscience and mathematics-and prominent leaders in such fields who are deemed Nobel-caliber scientists. Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 was awarded to super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, which shattered the Read more

UNIST Gets DARPA Funding for More Predatory Bacteria Research

Receiving funding of 1.4 million USD for the next 3 years On March 30, a team of UNIST researchers announced that they may have found a way to combat bacteria-associated infections in humans. This study is a collaboration amongest three scientists from the School of Life Sciences, including Dr. Robert J. Mitchell, Dr. Cheol-Min Ghim, and Dr. Dougu Nam. This study is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) through the U.S Army Research Office (ARO) to develop treatment Read more

UNIST Signs MOU with NIBR to Advance Biodiversity Research

On April 16, UNIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), an institute that boasts the largest collection preservation facilities in Asia to pledge mutual support for one another in the pursuit of excellence in genome research and its application to human health. The ceremony was attended by NIBR President Sang-bae Kim, UNIST President Moo Je Cho, Yoon-Kyoung Cho (Chair of School of Life Sciences, UNIST), Prof. Jong Hwa Park (The Genomics Read more

2nd International Symposium on Biosensing and Imaging

UNIST CORNELL Biophotonics Aprial 2, 2015 Room 101, 101 Low Dimensional Carbon Materials Bldg. 10:00am – 10:10am Opening Remarks Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho, Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNIST Session 1 Chair: Sung Chul Bae, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNIST 10:10am – 11:00am "Pushing the limits of biomedical imaging" Prof. Chris Xu (School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University) 11:00am – 11:50am "Universal fluorescent probe Read more

To Engineer Biomarkers for Depression and Suicidality

Blood-based biomarkers, determining individual risks of suicidal behaviors Suicide is one of the leading causes of death that is increasing in prevalence worldwide. In recent years, researchers have been focusing on identifying biological signals, or biomarkers that can increase the accuracy of prediction of future psychiatric disorders, including depression and suicidality. However, the primary causes of suicide-related behaviors have not been fully understood, despite its high treatment Read more

New Director for IBS Research Center at UNIST

Dr. Kyungjae Myung, selected to head the Center for Genomic Integrity (CGI) at the UNIST campus In recent years, UNIST has hosted three IBS campus research centers, led by world-class scientists, thereby capturing the attention of scientists worldwide with its potential to become one of the world’s top 10 science and technology universities by 2030. Dr. Kyungjae Myung, the senior investigator and section head with tenure from the National Institutes of Health, USA has been selected to Read more

Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering at UNIST

Applications are invited for tenure-track assistant, associate and full professor positions in Biomedical Engineering (BME, at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology). These positions offer unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research within an outstanding academic environment. We are searching broadly for biologists, physicists, chemists, and engineers with passion and insights in creative original research and technology development. Read more

BME students receive Global PhD Fellowship

Junghyun Lee, Jun Young Kim and Min-Ji Lim are nominated as the 2014 recipients of 'Global PhD Fellowship' from Korean government. The fellowship is an competitive nationwide program that only 200 PhD students are selected in the fields of liberal art, science and engineering. The fellowship provide KRW 2,500,000 (~2,500 USD) every month for two years and can be extended for three more years. 18 UNIST students are selected as 2014 recipients. UNIST is ranked as the 3rd in nation. Among 18 UNIST Read more

UNIST Genomics Institute Bringing a New Engine for Ulsan Industry

UNIST’s Genomics Institute is set to lead Ulsan’s new economic growth by biomedical engineering. “We will make Ulsan one of the world top 10 genome industry hubs and help produce 1 billion dollar worth business outputs in the region” The president of UNIST (Prof. Cho, Moo Je) announced to establish a cutting-edge genomics research institute, TGI (The Genomics Institute). TGI will be the center of genome sequencing and bioinformatics analyses and it will provide the very core of new Read more

Twice More Space for UNIST

UNIST is facing a new phase. A lack of space has been a serious problem because UNIST plans to house 500 professors and 5,000 students. This is impossible regarding 275 faculties currently crowding UNIST, leaving no room for new members. The 2nd Build Transfer Lease (BTL) construction is a part of an expansion plan for solving this space deficiency. The construction is an 200 billion won scale and includes 3 new research buildings, a community center and a new apartment for faculty and researchers. BME Read more

UNIST Advanced Material Research Building Opens Its Doors

UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) has ushered in a new era for the development of advanced materials that promise a wide variety of convergence of bio technology and material science. UNIST President Moo Je Cho officially opened the university's new, five-story material research building on Sept 6th 2013. Scale of 22.6 billion won, the Advanced Material Research Building (AMRB) spans 9,700㎡ and features massive research facilities with various laboratories for in vivo Read more

Four Undergraduates Won 3rd Winner Prize in URP

An undergraduate team of Prof. Sung Kuk Lee from NBC, UNIST won the 3rd winner prize in 2012 URP(Undergraduate Research Program) funded by KOFAC(Korea Foundation of the Advancement of Science & Creativity), a MEST(Ministry of Education, Science and Technology)-affiliated organization. URP, established by KOFAC in 2009, is the program to provide opportunities for natural science and engineering major undergraduates, who is dedicated to research and possess excellent quality in its performances Read more