Bio and Environmental Technology HOMEResearchBiotechnology
Bio and Environmental Technology
The integration of chemical engineering principles with biology has seen synergistic effects on better understanding and analysis of exquisite biochemical phenomena, facilitating their engineering application in virtually all areas.

Our research is directed towards the scalable protein refolding process design, biomineralization bsed hybrid nanoparticle synthesis, bioprocess intensification, biosensors and bioelectronics, design and application of engineered biomolecules, bioinspired nanopatterning, bioremediation, bioenergy, bioremediation and bionano analytical device design.

Many ongoing projects are of multidisciplinary nature, emphasizing active collaboration among the researchers of diverse backgrounds.
단백질 및 생물공정공
신생체모사재료 및 면역
나노생체재료 재생의학
세포 및 조직공학
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Based on the researches related with cell engineering, tissue engineering, gene delivery system, and biofunctional polymers (biodegradable polymers, hydrogels, and nanoparticles), our laboratory is focused on the regeneration of tissues and organs that were damaged by diseases or accidents. Starting from the basic studies investigating the interaction between various types of cells and synthetic polymers, we are trying to understand and utilize the biological, chemical, and physical factors that are critical for therapeutic applications. Our research fields involves interdisciplinary research tools and methodologies from medical science, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science, and veterinary science.

In general, our laboratory is trying to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of adult stem cells that are transplanted to the wound site for tissue regeneration. To improve the therapeutic efficacy of the adult stem cells, we are focusing on the fundamental research topics and methodologies that can enhance the cell viability, cell differentiation mechanisms, cell differentiation efficacy, and mass production system. We apply the results obtained from the cell studies to the various types of animal model to confirm the therapeutic efficacy and safety for future clinical trials. The major categories that we are interested in is tissue regeneration related with skin, bone, cartilage, nerve, and heart. Our laboratory also performs the researches related with intractable diseases (cardiovascular system, nervous system, and diabetic), cancer therapy, and bioimaging.

To improve the therapeutic efficacy of adult stem cells, we use various types of synthetic polymers, hydrogels, and nanoparticles for cell, drug, and gene delivery carriers. For synthetic polymer and hydrogel, we are focus on synthesizing novel biodegradable polymers and hydrogels that degrade after transplantation without cytotoxicity. We are also interested in both organic and inorganic nanoparticles with novel properties that can be applied to the tissue regeneration, cancer therapy, and bioimaging.