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DirectorCHEON Jinwoo

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Leading nanomedicine by utilizing nanoscience to understand life

Contact Info

Tel. +82-2-2123-4748

Address

IBS Center for Nanomedicine
Yonsei-IBS Institute
Room 150A, Building 102
Yonsei University

Director
Director CHEON Jinwoo

Director CHEON Jinwoo

Professor Cheon is the director of the recently established Center for Nanomedicine. He received both his B.S. and M.S. from Yonsei University in Seoul. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Cheon won numerous prizes including Korea’s Presidential Young Scientist Award in 2002 and the HoAm Prize in 2015. He became the Horace G. Underwood Professor at Yonsei University in 2008 which he holds along with his position at IBS.

Introduction
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Observing and understanding biological phenomena and investigating their medical applications by utilizing nanoscience

  • - Designing innovative, high-performance nanomaterials to identify the fundamental principles behind biological phenomena at the single-cell level
  • - Developing high-performance, non-toxic nanomaterials for ultra-sensitive and highly accurate and efficient diagnosis and treatment of diseases
Main research activities

The goal of Center for Nanomedicine is to establish a foundation for future-oriented convergence science and to create new science with themes of nanomaterials and biological systems. Nano-science can provide useful concepts that allows for a fundamental understanding of biological systems such as cellular mechanics, neuronal networks, and signaling cascade. We aim to introduce new possibilities to the scientific communities by developing nanoma-terials capable of monitoring and understand-ing biological phenomena with ultimate preci-sion and accuracy. To this end, the center comprises three research groups specialized in nanomaterials design, nano-bio interfacing, and nano-imaging and nanomedicine. Cooperation among the three teams is ex-pected to lead to innovative, high-performance nanomaterials and nanosystems that can help identify the fundamental principles behind bio-logical phenomena at the single cell level. Some of the long term outcomes will include innova-tive concepts and tools for ultra-sensitive, high-accuracy, and high-efficiency diagnosis and treatments of diseases. On the basis of inter-disciplinary research across chemistry, physics, bioengineering, medicine, the Center for Nanomedicine will create scientific fields with new paradigms.

Organization

Organization

Main research results
  • Exchange-Coupled Magnetic Nanoparticles for Efficient Heat Induction
    (Nature Nanotechnology, 2011)
  • A Magnetic Switch for the Control of Cell Death Signalling in in Vitro and in Vivo Systems
    (Nature Materials, 2012)
  • On-Demand Drug Release System for in Vivo Cancer Treatment through Self-Assembled Magnetic Nanoparticles
    (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013)
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles for Ultrafast Mechanical Control of Inner Ear Hair Cells
    (ACS Nano, 2014)
  • Colloidal Synthesis of Single-Layer MSe2 (M = Mo, W) Nanohseets via Anisotropic Solution-Phase Growth Approach
    (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015)
  • Tandem Intercalation Strategy for Single-Layer Nanosheets as an Effective Alternative to Conventional Exfoliation Processes
    (Nature Communications, 2015)
Personnel
Personnel status
Total27
Gender19(Male), 8(Female)
Korean/ International27(Korean), 0(International)
Degree
Position

As of Dec. 2015

Research

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