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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