The Center for Nanomedicine was launched December 1st, 2015 to deliver innovative research in the fields of nanoscience and medicine. The center will be housed in Y-IBS hall on the beautiful Sinchon Campus of Yonsei University in the heart of Seoul, Korea.
Team Science is the most important concept of the Center. The director and core faculty members have their own special expertise to carry out interdisciplinary research. The Center is composed of three research groups, and because they are located in the same building, the groups can work collaboratively and synergistically to create New Science beyond current scientific disciplines.
The unique properties of nanomaterials can be harnessed to guide them to targeted locations. They then react with initiated stimuli or environmental perturbations, transforming into new, flexible, complex, and hierarchical structures with properties optimized for a variety of applications.
“Precision Nano-Imaging” nanoplatform materials provide highly sensitive, accurate, and selective information that helps us understand interactions between nanomaterials and biological systems. This understanding will be used to design optimized nanomaterials with higher performance and a greater level of safety.
Nanomedicine for Observing, Understanding, and Modulating Biological Systems with Nanoscale Precision
The nanomaterials and nanosystems we develop can observe and control various cellular functions on command, and will be applied for diagnostics and therapeutics to treat cancer, as well as for stem cell and neuron research.
“Beyond 1st Class”
1 independent research building
~20 faculty members (including 6 core faculty members)
~$10 M budget/yr
core research facilities, including imaging center
~150 - Ph.D. researchers - Ph.D. & M.S. students - full-time research staff members