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College of Life Science and Bioengineering

With the specialization of biology, brain science, medical science, and IT/NT, KAIST has accumulated academic capability in the area of biology. The College of Life Science and Bioengineering was founded to efficiently support the fusion research environment of KI for Biocentury at KAIST.

The College of Life Science and Bioengineering is composed of the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Bio & Brain Engineering, and Graduate School of Medical Science & Engineering. The college pursues multidisciplinary education & research in the area of biology and the development of modern science through the fusion of the IT & NT foundation techniques for the development of the nation’s biological science and technology.

The Department of Biological Sciences fosters scientists and engineers of life science and biotechnology equipped with creative research skills to lead in the development of science and technology in the area of biological sciences and excellent scientists equipped with future oriented thinking and a holistic personality.

The multidisciplinary Department of Bio & Brain Engineering fosters a creative workforce that is capable of creating new knowledge and techniques in the fusion areas of electronics, computers, and nanotechnology based on biomedical science.

The Graduate School of Medical Science & Engineering is catered to doctors (specialists), graduates from medical schools, dental schools, and schools of oriental medicine for the development of new medicine and medical devices. The Graduate School of Medical Science & Engineering was established with the purpose of developing life sciences and medical technology and fostering a high-quality workforce equipped with a multidisciplinary knowledge in basic medicine, life science, and biomedical engineering, as well as research experience.

Academic Degree Curriculum
Academic Degree Curriculum
Department/Major Bachelor's Courses Master's Courses Doctoral Courses Office of Academic Affairs Website
Department of Biological Sciences
042-350-2602(F.2610) Homepage go
Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering
  042-350-4232(F.4240) Homepage go
Interdisciplinary Majors and Educational Programs
Education Program
College
(Department/Major)
Interdisciplinary Majors and Educational Programs Bachelor's Courses Master's Courses Doctoral Courses Office of Academic Affairs Website
Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering
Biomedical Science and Engineering
Interdisciplinary Program
  042-350-4232(F.4240) Homepage go
※ Department of Bio and Brain Engineering is changed of affiliation from College of Life Science and Bioengineering to College of Engineering on March 1st, 2015.
KAIST COMPASS in Life Science & Bioengineering

2016 Fall Mapping neuromodulatory projections to Innate and adaptive immunity to hepatitis viruses Inositol control of neurotransmitter release SoxF promotes developmental angiogenesis 14-3-3 makes new partners for growth control 2016 Spring “LUH”-sisting of PIF1 germination inhibition Clinging together in the darkness Actin remodeling confers BRAF inhibitor resistance Impairment of antiviral immunity Loss of MLCK promotes cell migration and Fall 2015 Novel mechanism modulating animal growth control discovered Mutations taking place only in the brain responsible for intractable epilepsy Divers Ways to go for RNAi catalytic engine Animal studies show Blue-light opens up calcium channels Novel mechanism of interferon signals and resistance Spring 2015 Cross-roads in the brain Novel functions of peripheral serotonin in the regulation of body energy metabolism Under the cover of darkness: the suicide of a plant Regulating stem cell growth Cellular antenna: formation of the primary cilium Th2 cell-mediated negative regulation of lymphangiogenesis 2014 Fall Streamlined siRNA delivery New factors for circulatory system frontier creation Activating CREB cells in the mouse brain Correlating Plasmon Resonance and Raman Scattering Protein-Ligand Interplay Spatiotemporal protein controller “LARIAT” Immune evasion mechanism of HCV

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KAIST Professor Seyun Kim Identifies a Neuron Signal Controlling Molecule

A research team led by Professor Seyun Kim of the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST has identified inositol pyrophosphates as the molecule that strongly controls neuron signaling via synaptotagmin.

Professors Tae-Young Yoon of Yonsei University’s Y-IBS and Sung-Hyun Kim of Kyung Hee University’s Department of Biomedical Science also joined the team. The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on June 30, 2016. This interdisciplinary research project was conducted by six research teams from four different countries and covered a wide scope of academic fields, from neurobiology to super resolution optic imaging.

Inositol pyrophosphates such as 5-diphosphoinositol pentakisphos-phate (5-IP7), which naturally occur in corns and beans, are essential metabolites in the body. In particular, inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) has anti-cancer properties and is thought to have an important role in cell signaling.

Inositol pentakisphosphate (IP7) differs from IP6 by having an additional phosphate group, which was first discovered 20 years ago. IP7 has recently been identified as playing a key role in diabetes and obesity. Psychopathy and neurodegenerative diseases are known to result from the disrupted balance of inositol pyrophosphates. However, the role and the mechanism of action of IP7 in brain neurons and nerve transmission remained unknown.

Professor Kim’s team has worked on inositol pyrophosphates for several years and discovered that very small quantities of IP7 control cell-signaling transduction. Professor Yoon of Yonsei University identified IP7 as a much stronger inhibitor of neuron signaling compared to IP6. In particular, IP7 directly suppresses synaptotagmin, one of the key proteins in neuron signaling. Moreover, Professor Kim of Kyung Hee University observed IP7 inhibition in sea horse neurons.

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Prof. Won Do Heo develops a new technology that utilizes optogenetic strategy to regulate intracellular membrane trafficking
Identification of a new gene for organ size control
MOU on Big Data Analysis Collaboration with KISTI
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Prof.Jon, Sangyong "Bioengineered yeast-derived vacuoles with enhanced tissue-penetrating...
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Prof.Choe, Joonho appointed a President of Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
The 1st EPFL-KAIST Joint Symposium Symposium Pamphlet Symposium View Photo
Dean's List
Qualification
  • Undergraduate student of the College of Life Science and Bioengineering
  • Within the top 3% of the department
  • Student must have earned at least 12 credits
  • Students with grades upper than a B score in every subject
  • Students exceeding the maximum years of enrollment are excluded
2016 Spring Dean's List
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2016 Fall Dean’s List Department of Biological Science Kim Hanju, Kim,Gi-song, Eundong Park, Lee seul 4 Download(Korean)
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2016 Spring Dean's List Department of Biological Sciences Yonghan Kwon, Ji Soo Kim,
Myung Jin Yang, Hyunwoong Kim
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2015 Fall Dean's List Department of Biological Sciences Gangwook Kim, Jinna Baek, Na Da Woon, Kim HyoSang 4 Download(Korean)
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2015 Spring Dean's List Department of Biological Sciences Juhyung Yoon, Seo Kyung Kim, Gijin-Nam, Ji Heon Lee 4 Download(Korean)
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2014 Fall Dean's List Department of Biological Sciences Jungson An, Ji Yoon Jung, Ha-eun Jeh, Hwan Jun Choi 4 Download(Korean)
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Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Hyewon Park, Minha Hwang 2
2014 Spring Dean's List Department of Biological Sciences Myeong Ji Kim, Un Hee Ryoo, Jiwon Park, Chae Young Hyun, Seoyeong Park 5 Download(Korean)
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Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Hyewon Park 1
University-Research Institute Collaboration
  • MOU on "Lab Note Contest" collaboration with Samsungbioepis(Aug 20, 2015)
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  • Future Systems Health Care Research(2015: us $2mil)
  • MOU on Life Science & Bioengineering with EPFL, Switzerland, (July 10, 2013)
  • Future Systems Health Care Research(2012-2014: total of us $3.2mil)
  • Collaboration agreement with Korea Brain Research Institute(July 12, 2011)
  • MOU on pursuing an Animal facility with Daejeon City(Feb 1, 2010)
  • MOU on brain research collaboration with Center for Brain Science, Harvard University(July 13, 2009)
  • MOU on pursuing an advanced research hospital(May 27, 2009) (KAIST, AMC, and Daejeon City)
  • MOU on brain research collaboration with RIKEN Brain Science Institute(Mar 5, 2009)
  • MOU on pursuing National Brain Research Institute Initiative(Jan14, 2009) (KAIST, AMC, KRIBB, KRISS, SK Holdings, Daejeon City)
  • MOU on brain research collaboration with Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine (Oct. 21, 2008)
  • MOU on pursuing a collaborative national research project on Systems Biology of Oriental Medicine(Oct 15, 2008) (KAIST-KRIBB-Daegu Haany University-Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine)
  • MOU on comprehensive research collaboration(Oct 15, 2008) (KAIST and KRIBB): establishment of KAIST-KRIBB Bioconvergence Center
  • MOU on brain research collaboration(Sep 29, 2008) (KAIST, AMC, KRIBB, KRISS, KIST)
KAIST Science Newsletter
Newsletter
Department of Biological Sciences KAIST COMPASS
Contact Information for the College of Life Science and Bioengineering: 042-350-ext.

Office of the Dean of the College of Life Science and Bioengineering: 2125
College of Life Science and Bioengineering Academic and Student Affairs Team: 1401, 1409, Fax: 1400

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