POSTECH 생명과학과
Research centers
Biotechnology Research Center
The Biotechnology Research Center aims to contribute to the development of Korea’s biotechnology and promote international research by driving projects based on long-term and comprehensive goals with related research groups with different specialties. We are also committed to promoting interdisciplinary joint research between industries, academia and research institutes to combine academic theories and technology.
Some of our goal-oriented research going on include drug development, vaccine and gene therapy development, animal disease model development, new plant breeding, novel gene discovery and function research, bioprocess development, environment preservation and phytoremediation technology research and bioorganic material study based on fields such as biochemical, molecular biology, genetics, physiology, molecular plant science, virology, neuroscience, structural biology, developmental biology, biotechnology, medical chemistry.
Postech Biotech Center
Jointly founded with POSCO in 2000, the Postech Biotech Center is a dedicated biotechnology research organization that is committed to helping develop industries and human welfare of our country with its outstanding researchers and technologies.
Based on its stable biotechnology research infrastructure model, the Postech Biotech Center strives to vitalize the development of source technologies that are essential for developing new drugs. We are also committed to actively participating in cutting-edge convergence technology industries, the government’s strategy for a new growth driver and a key technology for future industry, to help create high added-values and high-skilled people as well as to make POSTECH one of the top research universities in the world with its vision 2020.

Hompage : www.biotechcenter.org
International Center for Metabolic Disorders (ICMD)
The NEUROBIOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY is to investigate synaptic plasticity occurring for learning & memory, and neural circuits for fear and reward.
We aim to elucidate fear neural networks in amygdala and the connected brain areas and provide neurobiological principles of drug addiction through electrophysiological observation and behavior control using optogenetics.
In a long run, we are trying to propose the principles to develop better interventions to neuropsychiatric disorders such as PTSD and autism.
NEUROBIOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY
The NEUROBIOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY is to investigate synaptic plasticity occurring for learning & memory, and neural circuits for fear and reward. We aim to elucidate fear neural networks in amygdala and the connected brain areas and provide neurobiological principles of drug addiction through electrophysiological observation and behavior control using optogenetics.
In a long run, we are trying to propose the principles to develop better interventions to neuropsychiatric disorders such as PTSD and autism.
Membrane Protein Research Center (MPRC)
Membrane Protein Research Group utilizes 4th-generation synchrotron radiation accelerator to develop new membrane protein crystallization method while securing the best competitiveness in the field of membrane protein structure. We will have a technical advantage in discovery and development of leading substances in new drugs.
We have already used the 3rd generation synchrotron radiation accelerator to identify the structures of various diseases. Based on this experience, we will contribute to the development of unique original drug technologies of our country by exploring the membrane protein structure using the 4th generation synchrotron radiation accelerator. Hompage : http://mprc.postech.ac.kr
Organelle Network Research Center
Organelle Network Research Center (ONRC) was established on June 1st, 2017 as the Science Research Center (SRC) project, which is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of the Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea. Our major mission is to advance scientific discovery as well as to develop the treatment options for various human diseases. To this end, ONRC brings together more than 100 scientists around the country, supports novel research, and implements collaborative academic endeavor.
In ONRC, our scientists aim to understand how intracellular organelles interact, providing the basic principles of biological regulation through functional networks of organelles, in particular, between mitochondria and other organelles.

Hompage : http://onrc.postech.ac.kr
Center for DNA damage signaling
We have previously demonstrated that role of DNA repair enzyme is not merely binds to broken DNA and repair the damage, but signaling to cell cycle or vice versa is important role for mammalian repair. In particular, we are aiming to decipher the mechanism of the maintenance of genomic stability by tumor suppressor proteins and to understand the process of DNA damage signaling pathway. These studies are based on the fields such as structural biology,
biochemistry and molecular biology including the tools such as X-ray crystallography and Cryo-EM. Ultimately, these studies will lead to develop anti-cancer drugs. We collaborate with other world-wide group to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the research.


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