|Dean's Welcome Address
Welcome to the Dongguk University College of Life Science and Biotechnology!
The College of Life Science and Biotechnology at Dongguk University was established in 2009 based on the College of Life Science. The history of the college started in 1953 when the College of Agriculture & Forestry was founded. Since the college was established, we have invested endless efforts in educating students to become specialists in the field of life science and biotechnology as well as nurturing them to become accomplished people and excellent leaders in our society.
Today the four departments of the college (namely, the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, the Department of Life Science, the Department of Food Science and Biotechnology and the Department of Medical Biotechnology) harbor 33 faculty members and the student body has risen rapidly to more than 850 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students both in the Masters' and Ph. D. programs. The College of Life Science and Biotechnology continues an intense development of its research and education to provide the next generation engineers and scientists.
We aim to properly cultivate the gifts and talents of individuals through the acquisition of knowledge following the university's foundational spirit. Especially through education in life science and biotechnology, we encourage bright young minds to be future leaders who devote themselves to realizing the ideal values of the nation and people in various fields including basic life science, medical biotechnology, bioresources and environmental science, and food biotechnology.
We also aim to establish sustainable research programs that are specialized in life science and biotechnology through an effort in interdisciplinary convergence.
Finally, the College of Life Science and Biotechnology share the following vision; We will build a research-oriented college through specialization in life sciences and biotechnology. We will employ a future-oriented curriculum in order to meet the need for bioengineering specialists. We will establish a sustainable research program through interdisciplinary convergence.
Thank you for visiting the College of Life Science and Biotechnology at Dongguk University and for taking time to learn more about our dynamic and innovative education, research, and technology development.
College of Life Science was renamed to the College of Life Science and Biotechnology
College of Life Resources and Science was renamed to the College of Life Science
College of Agriculture & Forestry was renamed to the College of Life Resources and Science
Graduate School Launched
College of Agriculture & Forestry established
Department of Forestry launched
Dongguk University founded
College of Life Science and Biotechnology
iological and Environmental Science is a relatively young discipline which has grown out of increasing concerns for the environment and the need for scientific approaches to the study of human impacts on natural resources. Recently, biological and environmental scientists have been challenged to find solutions to global issues such as climate change, desertification, air pollution, loss of biodiversity and shortage of food, energy and clean water. The Department of Biological and Environmental Science offers high-quality teaching and scientific research to investigate these complicated problems and discover effective solutions for society.
The Department is designed to provide students with an understanding of the application of basic biological science to solve environmental problems. The applied areas are focused on natural conservation and sustainable use of biological resources with the skills of biotechnology, nano-science and bioenergy as high technologies in the 21st century.
The Department provides undergraduate, Masters' and Ph.D. programs for advanced relevant education and research programs on development and conservation of biological resources as well as environmental rehabilitation from natural and human activities. We also aim to prepare students for professional careers in higher education.
Current research topics include areas of biological resources, sustainable environmental system, environmental biotechnology, biomaterial, environmental ecology, biomass, bioenergy, organic wastes/wastewater treatment and soil science, etc.
· Undergraduate Curriculum
Biological and Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Education, Natural Polymer Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biological and Environmental Industry, Bio-Resources, Biomaterials Physics, Environmental Planning, Biological and Environmental Statistics, Climate Change, Endemic and Domestic Plants, Global Environmental and Biomaterials, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bio-Science, Biomaterials Preservation Science, Environmental Microbiology, GIS, Plant Biochemistry, Soil Environmental Science, Atmospheric Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Silviculture, Ecological Engineering, Bioenergy, Water Quality
· Graduate Curriculums for Master's and Ph.D. Programs
- Special Topics on Sustainable Environmental System
- Special Topics on Environmental Biotechnology & Desertification
- Special Topics on Biomaterials Science
- Special Topics on Environmental Ecology
- Special Topics on Biomass & Bioenergy
- Special Topics on Environmental waste/wastewater treatment
- Special Topics on Environmental Soil Science
Institute of Yellow Dust & Combating Desertification
- Webpage: http://desert.dongguk.edu
- Tel: +82-31-961-5162
|Name||Picture||Major||Final degree school|
|Hwa-Young Yoon||Sustainable Environmental Systems||Dongguk Univ.||email@example.com|
|Ho-Duck Kang||Environmental Biotechnology
|Iowa State Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dae-Young Kim||Biotechnology||Univ. of Tokyoemail@example.com|
|Choong-Hyeon Oh||Ecological engineering
|Univ. of Seoulfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kyu-Young Kang||Bioenergy engineering||Dongguk Univ.||email@example.com|
|Si-Kyung Cho||Waste Environmental Science||KAISTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sang-Ryong Lee||Soil physics chemistry||North Carolina State Univ.||email@example.com|
|Gajanan Ghodake||Nanomaterials||Shivaji Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Surendra Krushna Shinde||Material Science, Energy conversion and storage||Shivaji Univ.||email@example.com|
Department of Biological and Environmental Science Studies
Life Science is a discipline that fosters the fundamental understandings of biological phenomena by exploring all kinds of living organisms, and applies the acquired knowledge to human life, with an ultimate goal of improving human welfare.
The Life Science major offers undergraduate and graduate training programs (MS and PhD) that provide an understanding of the living world as a part of natural sciences, and prepare students for professional careers in higher education, research, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and environmental management. Our educational policy emphasizes fundamental concepts and principles underlying various life phenomena.
Current areas of research in our major cover from the basic to more advanced and applied biology, which include genetics, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, cellular, developmental, molecular, and structural biology. To extend our students international careers, we educate them to understand the major topics of life sciences in English. Recent research topics include "Genome stability and DNA homeostasis" related to various human diseases such as cancer and ageing. Most of the research projects carried out in our laboratories are in the interdisciplinary fields of Life Science.
· Undergraduate Curriculum
Environmental Biology, Taxonomy, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Lab, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Plant Tissue Culture & Laboratory, Biological Experiments for Life Science 1, Animal Tissue Culture, Biological Experiments for Life Science 2, Plants and Society, Medical Biology, Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology & Lab., Bioinformatics, Junior Seminar (Biology Now), Immunology, Plant Physiology & Lab., Evolutionary Biology, Developmental biology, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Proteomics, Genomics, Life Science Mentoring Program, Data Analysis in Biology, Research and Thesis 1, Tumor Biology, Research and Thesis 2, Virology, Ecology
· Graduate Curriculums
- Masters' Program
Advanced Animal Physiology, Immunology, Advanced Microbiology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Advanced Ecology, Advanced Biochemistry, Seminar (I), Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Botany, Advanced Genetics, Tissue Culture, Structural Biology, Embryology, Epigenetics, Advanced Plant Life Science, Mechanisms in Plant Development, Advanced Genomics, Advanced Virology, Nucleic Acid Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Environmental Biology
- Ph. D. Program
Protein Chemistry, Advanced Immunology, Microbial Physiology, Special Problems in Microbiology (I), Molecular Taxonomy, Molecular Immunology, Bioinformatics, Cytogenetics, Advanced Plant Physiology, Topics in Botany, Advanced Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Gene Expression and Regulation, Topic in Genetics, Enzymology, Molecular Virology, Molecular Developmental Biology, Advanced Plant Biotechnology, Advanced Comparative Genomics, Advanced Plant Molecular Breeding, Special Problems in Environmental Biology, Methodology of Biological Research
- TEL : +82-31-961-5347
|Name||Picture||Major||Final degree school|
|Byung-Hyuk Kim||Systems Neuroscience||Seoul National Univ.||시스템 신경생물학|
|Sun-Jung Kim||Molecular Biology - Cancer Epigenetics & Brain Gene Expression||KAISTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manu Kumar||Plant Stress Physiology and Developmental genetics||Sogang Univ.||email@example.com|
|Young-Rok Seo||Animal Physiology – Molecular Toxicology, Toxicogenomics, Carcinogenesis||Korea Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tae-Gun Seo||Microbiology - Molecular Virology||KAISTemail@example.com|
|Jung-Suk Sung||Immunology - Molecular Immunology & DNA Damage Repair||Oregon State Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Min-Ho Lee||Precision Medicine - Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Drug discovery||KAIST||MinhoLee@dgu.edu|
|Byung-Moo Lee||Genetics||Texas A&M Univ.||email@example.com|
|Jae-Young Lee||Structural Bioinformatics||Seoul National Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Won-Hee Jang||Developmental Biology - Size Regulation, Mathematical Modeling, Nanotoxicity||Rice Univ.||email@example.com|
|Sang-Min Jeong||Plant Genetics and Physiology - Molecular Marker||Univ. of Wisconsinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Department of Life Science Studies
As the first Food Science and Technology major in the nation, the department was founded in 1961. The principal educational objective of the department of Food Science and Biotechnology is to cultivate talented people who can facilitate advances in the food industry and heighten the nation's competitive strength in the global scientific community. Our students will be trained as food scientists and engineers who have basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and engineering methodology that can be applied to a comprehensive understanding of the physicochemical properties of foods, processing and preservation of food materials, and biotechnology applications.
The undergraduate program focuses on both basic principles and key technologies necessary for food and bio-industry. The curriculum is, therefore, designed to provide the students with core courses such as food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, food processing, food preservation, food analysis, food biotechnology, and food safety. Organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology are also required to pursue major courses.
The department also offers masters' and doctoral degree programs. The graduate program is planned to stimulate students' creativity in academic coursework and research in both fundamental and applied fields of food science and technology. Our program will keep our students at the forefront of the field in their professional careers. The graduates of this program have a wide variety of employment opportunities in private food enterprises, research and educational institutions as well as government agencies.
· Undergraduate Curriculum
Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Biochemistry, Food Technology, Cereal Science and Technology, Food Engineering, Functional Foods, Fermentation Technology, Nutritional Chemistry, Food Chemical Analysis, Molecular Biology, Introduction to Food and Biotechnology, Introduction to Food Distribution and Marketing, Reaction Kinetics in Food Science, Food Product Development, Natural Food Material, Harmful Microorganisms in Foods, Food Storage, Food Hygiene, Nutritional Epidemiology
· Graduate Curriculums
Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Biochemistry, Food Processing, Molecular Biology, Functional Food Ph. D. Program
- Special Topics on Food Chemistry.
- Special Topics on Food Microbiology
- Special Topics on Food Engineering.
- Special Topics on Biochemistry
- Special Topics on Food Process
- Special Topics on Functional Food
- Special Topics on Nutritional Epidemiology
- Tel : +82-31-961-5349
· Institute of Lotus Functional Food and Ingredient
· Buddhist Food Institute
|Name||Picture||Final degree school||Major|
|Seung-Ju Lee||Food Engineering||Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherstemail@example.com|
|Kwang-Won Hong||Food Biochemistry||Korea Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Byoung-Seung Yoo||Food Processing||Univ. of Rhode Islandemail@example.com|
|Kwang-Geun Lee||Food Chemistry and Toxicology||Univ. of California, Davisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Han-Seung Shin||Functional food development||Michigan State Univ.||email@example.com|
|Seok-Seong Kang||Immunomodulation of Probiotic Effector Molecules,||The Univ. of New South Walesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Na-Na Keum||Nutrition epidemiology||Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Healthemail@example.com|
|Yoo-Heon Park||Nutritional Biochemistry||Korea Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Medical chemistry and Applied chemistry
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (India)||-|
|Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale||Biochemistry||Shivaji Univ.||email@example.com,
|Seok-Hee Lee||Environmental toxicology||Seoul National Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Department of Food Science and Biotechnology Studies Studies
The field of Biomedical Engineering is advancing rapidly and producing important innovations that improve the quality of life. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Dongguk University is committed to contribute to the research and education in Medical Nano Bio Technology (MNBT), Medical Bio Engineering (MBE), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM).
We aim to educate students with specialized and practical knowledge for adaptation to the rapidly growing medical biotechnology fields and to train proper professional ethics and social responsibilities for better communication and cooperation between researchers. We also intend to educate students with fluent English skills to enable international research collaborations.
Tracks in Department of Biomedical Engineering
1) Medical Nano Bio Technology (MNBT): Disease diagnosis and drug development using nano/biotechnology. Development of a new NT/BT foundation technology.
2) Medical Bio Engineering (MBE): Medical diagnostic/therapeutic instrument development using cutting-edge biomedical electronic and mechanical technology.
3) Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM): Searching for an innovative novel biomedicine based on stem cell/tissue engineering technology. Development of tissue and organ implantation technology.
· Undergraduate Curriculum
Organic Chemistry, Introduction to Biotechnology, Industrial Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Instrumental Analysis, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Bioorganic Chemistry and Lab, Mathematical Program in Biomedical Engineering, Principle of Biomaterials & Experimentaion, Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering,Bio-organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Introduction to Biomechanics and Modeling, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Instrument for Diagnosis and Treatment, Rehabilitation Engineering, Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, Human Cell Technology, GMP & Approval Process, Advanced Regenerative Medicine, Signals and Linear Systems, Protein Engineering, Bioindustry Engineering, Biomedical Laboratory, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine & Experimentation, Circuits and Electronics for Biomedical Engineering, Cell engineering & experiments, Clinical Biomedical Engineering and Device Design Project(Capstone Design), Biochemistry and Lab,Research and Thesis Capstone Design, Biomedical Engineering Junior Seminar>
· Graduate Curriculum
1) Masters' Program
Advanced Biochemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Nanotechnology for Bioengineering, Biomaterial Engineering, Medical Research Methodology, Clinical Chemistry, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Special Issues in Protein Engineering, Bioinformatics, Wave and Biomaterials, Genetic Engineering, Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering, Natural Products Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis for Wave Biotechnology, Electromagnetism, Wave engineering, Wave signal transduction, Wave mechanics, Living Body Modeling, Medical electronic engineering, Rehabilitation engineering, Pharmacology, Rehabilitation Equipment, Biosignal Instrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Image Processing, Human cell culture, Clinical approve of regerative medicine, Bioinstrumentation System Design, Biomedical Optics Lecture
>2) Ph. D. Program
Special Topics in Biochip Technology, Studies in Advanced Biologic Chemical Engineering, Special Topics in Protein Biochemistry, Special Topics in Fusion Medical Devices, Advanced Biomedical Polymer Materials, Advanced Biopolymer, Bioartificial Organs, Seminar of Regenerative Medicine, Advanced Molecular Biology, Special Topics in Wave Medicine, Advanced Biosignal Analysis, Biotechnology and Bioindustry, Special Topics in Tissue Engineering, Advanced Biomedical Programming, Advanced Stem Cell Biology 1, Advanced Neurobiology, Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Cell Engineering, Medical Systems Design, Medical Software Design & Validation, Advanced Chemical Biology, Research Analysis of Medical Biotechnology, Advanced Electromagnetics, Nano-biotechnology Seminar, Special Topics in Biochemistry, Special Research in Microarray Technology, Special Research In Chemistry, Advanced Bio-colloidal Materials, Advanced Biochemistry for Wave Biotechnology, Special Topics in Immunology, Special Topics in Bioinorganic chemistry, Advanced Surface Physics for Biomaterials, Evaluation of Health Technology, Management of Biotecnology, Advanced Human Structure and Function, Medical Information System, Musculoskeletal tissue differentiation, Mechanism of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Advanced industrialization of regenerative medicine , Advanced human cell engineering, Artificial tissue engineering, Semina of Biomedical materials
>Tel : +82-31-961-5350
Dongguk University Research Institute of Bio-Medi Integration
Tel: +82-31-961-5618, Fax: +82-31-961-5621
|Name||Picture||Final degree school||Major|
|Sung-Min Kim||Medical Engineering||Univ. of Iowaemail@example.com|
|Young-Eun Kwon||Biochemistry, Chemical Biology||Univ. of Chicagofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jong-Seob Jeong||Biomedical Engineering||Univ. of Southern Californiaemail@example.com|
|Soo-Hong Lee||Stem Cell Engineering||Hanyang Univ./
|Young-Kwon Seo||Tissue Engineering||Dongguk Univ.||Tissue Engineering|
|Jin-Sik Kim||Electrical Engineering||Korea Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Seung-Hoon Yang||Immunological biochemistry||Weizmann Institute of Sciecne, Israel, Biochemistry Departmentemail@example.com|
|Palem Ramasubba Reddy||Biopolymers and bio-inspired materials for Biomedicine||Yogi Vemana Univ.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Department of Biomedical Engineering Studies