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Background : The department is being dedicated to obtaining a world-class reputation as an outstanding department of applied chemistry and biology on the basis of the rigorous curriculum and the quality of research, and consists of more than 23 distinguished professors carrying out cutting-edge researches and 42 excellent graduate students.

Vision : “Department Leading Basic Science to High Technology”

Goal : To provide graduate students globally comprehensive programs for research and education to contribute to the ever-changing, technology-centered world as well as to expand the world-class interdisciplinary research ranging from drug discovery to high-end omics.

Biological Chemistry Major
Key Facts
  • Chair Professor : Hyunah Choo, PhD +82-2-958-5157, hchoo@kist.re.kr
Hyunah Choo, PhD
Research
Field/Labs
  • Medicinal Chemistry : Drug Design & Synthesis Lab, Chemoinformatics Lab in vitro/in vivo Assay Lab
  • Natural Products Science : Natural Medicine Group, Functional Food Group
  • Chemical Biology : Molecular Imaging Lab, Target Identification Lab
  • Biochemistry : Biochemistry Lab, Pharmacology/Toxicology Lab, Structural Biology Lab
  • Systems Biology : Molecular Proteomics Lab, Metabolomic Profiling Lab
Courses
  • Chemistry : Advanced Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products & Total Synthesis, Chemoinformatics, Instrumental Analysis, Drug Delivery System, Chemical Biology and so on
  • Biology : Advanced Biochemistry I & II, Advanced Molecular Biology I & II, Proteomics & Metabolomics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Cancer & Immunology, Current Topics on Omics and so on
Equipments
  • NMR system : 500 MHz LC-FT-NMR (Varian), 400 MHz NMR with autosampler (Bruker)
  • MS system : Triple quadruple LC-MS, GC-MS
  • X-Ray Diffraction instrument
  • HCS (High-Content Screening) system : Operetta
  • HTS (High Throughput Screening) system : FDSS FlexStation 3 microplate reader
  • Patch Clamp system : Manual/Automated systems
Patch Clamp system
Achievement
  • Papers : More than 20 peer-reviewed papers per year are published.
  • Awards : UST Professor of the Year (Dr. Y. S. Cho), UST Best Teacher of the Year (Dr. S. H. Lee), Lee Sun-Kyu Pharmacy Prize (Dr. S.-C. Song)