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New optogenetic tool for controlling neuronal signalling by blue light
New optogenetic tool for controlling neuronal signalling by blue light

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has announced that a group of researchers, led by Professor Won Do Heo, have developed a new technology in the field of optogenetics that can remotely control specific receptors by light. They have named this new technology “OptoTrk” and it has succeeded with neuronal differentiation inducement.

2014-08-27
Eco-friendly versatile nanocapsules developed
Eco-friendly versatile nanocapsules developed

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has announced that the Centre for Self-assembly and Complexity have succeeded in developing a new technology that introduces metal nanoparticles on the surface of polymer nanocapsules made of cucurbit[6]uril.

2014-08-27
IBS researchers develop world’s first light technology to control proteins in living cells
IBS researchers develop world’s first light technology to control proteins in living cells

Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea have succeeded in developing the world’s first technology to control specific protein functions in living cells by using lights, which may be useful in future cancer cell research.

2014-06-19
IBS Director Kim recently elected as NAS foreign associate
IBS Director Kim recently elected as NAS foreign associate

Director V. Narry Kim (Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) of the Center for RNA Research at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) was newly elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the United States during the 151th NAS Annual Meeting held on April 29.

2014-06-19
The development of a graphene-carbon nanotube element using wrinkled oxidized film
The development of a graphene-carbon nanotube element using wrinkled oxidized film

Director Young-hee Lee is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University's Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, an affiliate of the IBS. Professor Lee has led his team to successfully develop an electronic element using an unbreakable, wrinkled oxidized film that can be stretched by up to 20%.

2014-04-25