POSTECH 생명과학과
Doctoral qualifying exam

Regulations

1. Students enrolled in the MS/PhD integrated program must pass the QE within four semesters of study. Students who fail the QE twice shall be dismissed from the program (as per University regulations).
2. Students with a master's degree, either from POSTECH or another institution, must take the QE as part of their PhD entrance examinations. The Department shall use the exam results in making an admission decision. (as per University regulations)
3. If a student completes QE subject courses and receives a grade of B+ or above in each and all of them, he/she shall be exempt from taking a written QE and considered to have passed the QE requirement.
4. Students in the MS/PhD integrated program shall take a written QE twice per year (January, July). Written exams shall be administered on the following subjects: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Biochemistry, and Advanced Molecular Biology (or three subjects in each area of study equivalent to the aforementioned) (Implemented from Sep. 11, 2017)
5. If a student in the MS/PhD integrated program fails a QE at a substitute subject, he/she must take a written exam twice for the subject. (Implemented from Sep. 11, 2017)
6. QE subjects designated by faculty members in each area of study must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee of the Department.

Q.E. Subject Course

(1) Structural and Molecular Biology
 Sanguk Kim, Min-Sung Kim, Yunje Cho, Cheol-Sang Hwang
choose 3 from the existing QE subjects (Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Advanced Biochemistry) or choose 2 from the existing QE subjects and 1 from other major subjects (Biomacromolecular Structures, Protein Crystallography, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry)
(2) Molecular Medicine
Yong Song Gho, Tae-Young Roh, Sung Ho Ryu, Young-Chul Sung, Kunyoo Shin, G-One Ahn, Joo-Yeon Yoo, Seung-Woo Lee, You Jeong Lee, Yoontae Lee, Sin-Hyeog Im, Sung Key Jang
choose 3 from the existing QE subjects  (Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Advanced Biochemistry)  or choose 2 from the existing QE subjects and 1 from other major subjects (Advanced Immunology, Cellular Signaling, Virology, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Cell Biology, Biomacromolecular Structures, Protein Crystallography, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry, Molecular Imaging)
(3) Cellular and Developmental Biology
Kyong Tai Kim, Joung-Hun Kim, Sang Ki Park, Seung Tae Baek, Seung-Jae Lee, , Jiwon Jang, Jin-Kwan Han
choose 3 from the existing QE subjects  (Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Advanced Biochemistry) or choose 2 from the existing QE subjects and 1 from other major subjects  (Advanced Immunology, Cellular Signaling, Virology, Neurobiology, Advanced Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry, Molecular Imaging, Molecular Embryology)
(4) Plant Sciences
 Kee Hoon Sohn, Youngsook Lee, Kyuha Choi , Inhwan Hwang, Il-Doo Hwang
① Advanced Molecular Biology or Plant Molecular Cell Biology, ② Advanced Biochemistry or Plant Physiology, ③ Advanced Molecular Biology or Plant Molecular Cell Biology, ①②③choose 1 from each ①②③, for total 3 substitution subjects for QE


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