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IBS HQ accepting application for new Directors and Chief Investigators (~3/2)

2021 Call for Applications for IBS Directors and Chief InvestigatorsIBS HQ accepting application for new Directors and Chief Investigators (~3/2)IBS cordially invites you to submit a research proposal for this year's selection and evaluation of IBS Directors and Chief Investigators. Application should be submitted via email (apply@ibs.re.kr) no later than March 2, 2021.Read More

IBS accepting application for Managing Director of Basic Virus Research Institute (~2/1)

2021 Call for Applications for Managing Director of Basic Virus Research InstituteIBS accepting application for Managing Director of Basic Virus Research Institute (~2/1)IBS cordially invites you to submit a research proposal for this year's selection and evaluation of Managing Director of Korea Basic Virus Research Institute. Application should be submitted via email (apply@ibs.re.kr) no later than March 2, 2021.Read More

Putty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world application

Center for Multidimensional Carbon MaterialsPutty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world applicationResearchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) created a novel functional composite of gallium with putty or paste-like physical properties. The composite possesses excellent electromagnetic shielding properties as well as thermal conductivity.Read More

Expect fewer, but more destructive landfalling tropical cyclones

Center for Climate PhysicsExpect fewer, but more destructive landfalling tropical cyclonesRead More

Overly reactivated star-shaped cells explain the unpredictability of Alzheimer’s disease

Center for Cognition and SocialityOverly reactivated star-shaped cells explain the unpredictability of Alzheimer’s diseaseFollowing hydrogen peroxide and nitrosative stress, a severe reactive astrocyte is a key indicator for the neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s diseaseRead More

Dissecting colloidal glasses using laser as a lancet

Center for Soft and Living MatterDissecting colloidal glasses using laser as a lancetIBS researchers in South Korea probe the cage formation of the glass at surgical precision and elucidate the onset of glass transitionRead More

Concentric liquid reactors simplify multistep chemical processes

Center for Soft and Living MatterConcentric liquid reactors simplify multistep chemical processesThe self-organizing concentric layers enable multistep chemical synthesis within a single batchRead More

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date2020-12-22New Catalytic Approach to Accessing Key Intermediate Carbocation
New Catalytic Approach to Accessing Key Intermediate Carbocation
IBS chemists have developed a novel multifaceted catalyst to access carbocation intermediates and convert them into useful ring-shaped molecules for pharma and chemical industries
date2020-12-11Pizza can help address the dark matter mystery?
Pizza can help address the dark matter mystery?
A cavity partitioned into multiple identical cells provides a highly efficient path to high-frequency axion dark matter searches
date2020-12-07Development of high-speed nanoPCR technology for point-of-care diagnosis of COVID-19
Development of high-speed nanoPCR technology for point-of-care diagnosis of COVID-19
The new technology can accurately diagnose the infection in less than 20 minutes, with zero false positive and false negative
date2020-12-03Scientists invent a new type of microscope that can see through an intact skull
Scientists invent a new type of microscope that can see through an intact skull
The microscope uses a combination of hardware and software-based adaptive optics to reconstruct object image
date2020-11-24Highly efficient, long-lasting electrocatalyst to boost hydrogen fuel production
Highly efficient, long-lasting electrocatalyst to boost hydrogen fuel production
Surface oxygen adsorbed during synthesis of the single atomic alloy catalyst stabilizes the catalytic intermediate, ensuring a full cycle of water oxidation
date2020-11-09Hollow porphyrinic nanospheres
Hollow porphyrinic nanospheres
An extensive internal void enables a secure encapsulation, delivery, and storage of guest molecules as large as 4 nanometers
date2020-10-23Oxygen can do a favor to synthesize metal-organic frameworks
Oxygen can do a favor to synthesize metal-organic frameworks
Oxygen can do a favor to synthesize metal-organic frameworks
date2020-10-09One electrode fits all functional groups
One electrode fits all functional groups
Switching voltage of an electrode alone can fine-tune the reactivity of a molecule.
date2020-09-23Can we contain the COVID-19 pandemic? The future is still not clear
Can we contain the COVID-19 pandemic? The future is still not clear
Director KOH Gou Young wraps up the COVID-19 Science Report series, which provided accurate and timely information about the coronavirus.(Only Korean text is available.)
date2020-09-09Star-cells “shine” to make sense of touch
Star-cells “shine” to make sense of touch
Astrocytic GABA fine-tunes tactile sensory acuity
date2020-08-14Newly identified gut cells nurture lymph capillaries
Newly identified gut cells nurture lymph capillaries
Understanding the mechanisms that impair lymphatics growth and fat digestion in the small intestine
date2020-08-11Seeing chemical reactions with music
Seeing chemical reactions with music
Audible sound enables chemical coloring and the coexistence of different chemical reactions in a solution
date2020-08-06Manifestation of quantum distance in flat band materials
Manifestation of quantum distance in flat band materials
Landau level spectrum of singular flat bands enables to measure the distance between quantum states
date2020-07-31Challenging a central dogma of chemistry
Challenging a central dogma of chemistry
IBS researchers in South Korea extend the understanding of energy flow in chemical reactions and show that it may produce useful molecular swimmers.
date2020-07-29Data scientists combat COVID-19 fake news
Data scientists combat COVID-19 fake news
Through the past four months of the Facts Before Rumors campaign, IBS researchers analyzed the spread of fake news and countries vulnerable to such misinformation.
date2020-07-28How to stack graphene up to four layers
How to stack graphene up to four layers
Cu–Si alloy at high temperature offers clues for the synthesis of wafer-scale, single crystalline graphene stacking and for our lives after the end of the Moore’s Law
date2020-07-21Quantum exciton found in magnetic van der Waals material NiPS3
Quantum exciton found in magnetic van der Waals material NiPS3
Exciton of many-body origin in van der Waals antiferromagnet NiPS3 points a new direction in quantum information
date2020-07-08A novel therapeutic target for recovery after stroke
A novel therapeutic target for recovery after stroke
Inhibitory neurotransmitters in diseased brain cells impede recovery after stroke in mice
date2020-07-06A safe and powerful safeguard for your whole body against deadly radiation
A safe and powerful safeguard for your whole body against deadly radiation
Inducing surface strain to CeO2/Mn3O4 heterostructured nanocrystals can enhance antioxidant properties
date2020-06-26Comparing 13 different CRISPR-Cas9 DNA scissors
Comparing 13 different CRISPR-Cas9 DNA scissors
Computational models based on deep learning predict the activities of SpCas9 variants and provide a useful guide for selecting the most appropriate one
date2020-06-24Blood vessels can make you fat, and yet fit: Healthy obesity begins where metabolic disorders emerge
Blood vessels can make you fat, and yet fit: Healthy obesity begins where metabolic disorders emerge
Vascular-adipose interaction enables a selective fat storage in a healthier way
date2020-06-19South Korea’s COVID-19 testing kits and solidarity among scientists
South Korea’s COVID-19 testing kits and solidarity among scientists
IBS researchers present a laboratory-safe and cost-effective detection protocol for COVID-19 (Only Korean text is available.)
date2020-06-11First systematic report on the tug-of-war between DNA damage and repair
First systematic report on the tug-of-war between DNA damage and repair
Genomic analysis of mutations show the complex interplay between DNA damage and faulty repair systems

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