From June 20th to 21st, Yonsei - Institute of Basic Science, led by Professor Jinwoo Cheon, held an international symposium under the theme of ¡°Physical Tools to Control Biological Systems.¡°
World-class optogenetics scholars and magnetic genetics scholars attended the symposium to discuss grafting technology that utilizes light and magnetic forces, and to investigate the mechanism of biological systems. Later, they focused their discussion on the prospects of nanomedicine technology.
The invited key speakers, Melissa Warden from Cornell University, Michael Lin from Stanford University, Bianxiao Cui from Stanford University, Polina Anikeeva from MIT, and Wondo Heo from KAIST, gave presentations on optogenetics. Key speakers Maxime Dahan from Institut Curie, Arnd Pralle from University of Buffalo, SUNY, Zoher Gueroui from Ecole Normale Superieure, Jinwoo Cheon of Y-IBS, Youngwook Jeon from UCSF, and Taeyoung Yoon of Y-IBS, shared their expertise in genetic techniques.
In the symposium, which assembled more than 100 participants from prominent professors to graduate school students, each presentation was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A session. All participants showed great interest toward nano-science as well as brain science and technology.
Meanwhile, Y-IBS Center for Nanomedicine is in pursuit of establishing a whole new concept and platform of future medicine by exploring vital phenomena based on nano-science.