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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
  • Distance-dependent magnetic resonance tuning as a versatile MRI sensing platform for biological targets
    (Nat. Mater., 2016)
  • Inositol Pyrophosphates Inhibit Synaptotagmin‐Dependent Exocytosis 
    (PNAS, 2016)
  • Observing Extremely Weak Protein‐Protein Interactions with Conventional Single‐Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy
    (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016)
  • Magnetic Tandem Apoptosis for Overcoming Multidrug-Resistant Cancer
    (Nano Lett., 2016)
  • Quantitative Measurements of Size-Dependent Magnetoelectric Coupling in Fe3O4 Nanoparticles
    (Nano Lett., 2016)
  • Colloidal Single-Layer Quantum Dots with Lateral Confinement Effects on 2D Exciton
    (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016)
  • A Mechanogenetic Toolkit for Interrogating Cell Signaling in Space and Time
    (Cell, 2016)
  • A Mechanogenetic Toolkit for Interrogating Cell Signaling in Space and Time
    (Nano Lett., 2016)
Personnel
Personnel status
Total42
Gender27(Male), 15(Female)
Korean/ International40(Korean), 2(International)
Degree
Position

As of March. 2017

Research

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