POSTECH 생명과학과

Graduate program

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.
7. Students can change a track in a course registration and its confirmation & changes

Q.E. Subject Course

(1) Structural Biology 
Min-Sung Kim, Sanguk Kim, Young-Jin Kim, Jie-Oh Lee, Yunje Cho
Take all 3 of the following Q.E. subject courses: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced Biochemistry. OR choose 2 out of the 3 Q.E. subject courses above and 1 course from the following below: Advanced Immunology, Cellular Signaling, Virology, Neurobiology, Advanced Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Advanced Plant Cell Biology, Biomacromolecular Structures, Protein Crystallography, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry, or Molecular Imaging
(2) Immunology
Yong Song Gho, Kwangsoon Kim, Young-Chul Sung, Joo-Yeon Yoo, Sin-Hyeog Im, Seung-Woo Lee, Yoontae Lee, Sung Key Jang
Take all 3 of the following Q.E. subject courses: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced Biochemistry. OR choose 2 out of the 3 Q.E. subject courses above and 1 course from the following below: Advanced Immunology, Cellular Signaling, Virology, Biomacromolecular Structures, Molecular Imaging, Protein Crystallography, or Bioinformatics
(3) Molecular Medicine
Ara Koh, Jong Kyoung Kim, Jongmin Kim, Tae-Young Roh, Seung-Yeol Park, Jiwon Jang, Sekyu Choi, Jin-Kwan Han, Cheol-Sang Hwang
Take all 3 of the following Q.E. subject courses: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced Biochemistry. OR choose 2 out of the 3 Q.E. subject courses above and 1 course from the other graduate subjects of the department of Life Sciences
(4) Neuroscience
Kyong Tai Kim, Joung-Hun Kim, Tae-Kyung Kim, Sang Ki Park, Seung Tae Beak
Take all 3 of the following Q.E. subject courses: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced Biochemistry. OR choose 2 out of the 3 Q.E. subject courses above and 1 course from the following below: Cellular Signaling, Neurobiology, Advanced Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Imaging, or Molecular Embryology
(5) Plant Sciences
Kee Hoon Sohn, Kyuha Choi, Inhwan Hwang, Il-Doo Hwang
Take all 3 of the following Q.E. subject courses: Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, and Advanced Biochemistry. OR choose 2 out of the 3 Q.E. subject courses above and 1 course from the following below: Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Cell Biology, or Advanced Plant Pathology

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