“For healthy and happy living and aging”The research scope of the BME (Biomedical Engineering) of UNIST is broad and ambitious. It covers all the key biological, chemical, mechanical, optical, materials, and informatics technologies to tackle the most challenging problems such as cancer and neuro-degenerative diseases that prevent us from healthy and happy living and aging.
The BME researchers focus on the practical application of engineering principles to intelligently design and precisely manipulate biological systems as well as understanding fundamental biological phenomena by employing the most creative and unconventional view points. We develop cutting-edge technologies by merging engineering, science, and even arts principles and techniques.
“Excellency through merging disciplines” In the BME department, almost all the research grants and projects conducted are multi-disciplinary, encompassing biomedical devices, biomedical imaging, informatics, nano-fabrication, chemical and systems engineering. Teamwork is the driving force of the department and synthesizing new ideas and products are encouraged relentlessly.
UNIST BME Research Group Websites
- Genomics labReading life (sequencing DNA). We aim to sequence everything and every one on Earth to analyze their genomes, transciptomes, and eigenomes. The figure shows how diverse tiger, lion, and other animals.
- Genomics labWe compare life using computers. The above shows how animals share genes. In the future, we will compare every living organism to all other organisms.
- Cho Lab
Micro/Nano FRUITS Lab
- Micro/Nano FRUITS LabFully integrated lab-on-a-disc for biomedical and environmental applications
- Micro/Nano FRUITS LabNovel microfluidic devices to enhance the fundamental knowledge of cell biology
- Micro/Nano FRUITS LabThe development of unique tools to investigate physical, chemical, and biological properties of living matter
Physical Biology Biological Physics
- Physical Biology Biological PhysicsNature, Nurture, and Chance. Genetic and metabolic noise arises as a third determinant of phenotype. How to control or how to exploit this intrinsic randomness is at the heart of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.
- Physical Biology Biological PhysicsCell, Expert of Extreme Plant Engineering. How do living cells allocate resources in the face of physicochemical constraints and ever-changing environment? Growth physiology can be a looking glass that reflects the internal working of the complex biological system.
- Physical Biology Biological PhysicsThe same and not the same! Human society is not a well-mixed “melting pot”, but has developed rather correlated spatial structures. Can it be a bliss or bane?
- Translational Biophotonics Lab
- Translational Multiscale Biofluidics Lab
- Single Molecule Biophysics Lab
- Taejoon Lab
- Carbon Nanomaterials Lab
Synthetic Biology Lab
- Synthetic Biology LabDevelopment of synthetic biology tools to create synthetic microbes.
- Synthetic Biology LabGenome engineering of the lycopene biosynthesis pathway to overproduce lycopene
- Synthetic Biology LabScheme for the design of an ideal biofuel-producing microbe (cellulase production, protein secretion system, advance biofuel production pathway, lignin tolerance, solvent tolerance, multiple sugar metabolism)
- Bio-Optics Lab