Plant Genes that Remedy Arsenic Poisoning (2010.11.17)
Arsenic is a poisonous metalloid that pollutes the land and drinking water in many countries in Southeast Asia, mainly in Bangladesh or Cambodia, and neither is a developed country free from this problem: it still remains in certain mining areas, timber or paper mills and industrial areas. The ingestion of crops contaminated by arsenic can cause cancer, digestive disorders and skin diseases, because it becomes accumulated in the human body instead of being digested or excreted. Professor Youngsook Lee, Department of Life Science, and her research team including Dr. Won-Yong Song, Postdoctoral ..
How to Stabilize Organic Semiconductors in Atmospheric Conditions (2010.8.23)
Electronic displays that can be rolled up like newspapers, televisions that can be hung on walls like calendars, or computers that can be put on like clothes are fascinating ideas still to be realized. But technology certainly has evolved in this direction. A research team led by Professor Chan Eon Park of POSTECH’s Chemical Engineering Department has come forth with a breakthrough with organic electronics. The team’s work focuses on a specific type of Organic Thin- Film Transistor (OTFT) called n-type organic semiconductors. The ‘n’ stands for negative, indicating the ..
Functional Cell Adhesives that Induce Bioactivity (2010.10.3)
Professor Hyung Joon Cha, Chemical Engineering Department, has been known for his work on cell adhesives that induce the bioactivity of cells. His adhesives were devised after special characteristics of cells by combining mussel adhesion proteins and bioactive peptides that send certain signals to cells. His work was introduced in the publication of Biomaterials, an authoritative journal in biomaterial science, in December, 2010. Professor Cha’s research team is consisted of Research Professor Yoo-sung Choi and PhD candidate Bong-hyuk Choi. Mussels use their adhesion proteins not to be s..
Prof. Sung-Kee Chung, Prof. Ja Kang Ku Awarded…
Professor Sung-Kee Chung (Chemistry) Awarded Chungjo Geunjung Medal and Professor Ja Kang Ku (Chemistry) Selected as Recipient of Prime Minister Award Prof. Sung-Kee Chung was brought in to POSTECH when the university was founded, and he served at various positions at POSTECH from early 1987 until he retired from his career in 2011. He also served as the third president of POSTECH. Prof. Chung is a renowned chemist who produced eminent achievements in bioorganic & medicinal chemistry and was selected as the recipient of the Chungjo Geunjung Medal for his great contributions in advancement ..
Making the most of educational investment
* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/opinion/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110303000592Korean college system needs market forcesThe following was contributed by Daniel E. Suh, professor of economics and finance, Graduate Program for Technology and Innovation Management, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). ― Ed.In the first class of my investment course, I always toss out a question to my students: Have they ever made any investments?For a moment, the class usually remains silent. I tell them I know that they have all, in fact made an investment. Then a student or two understands wh..
Merck exec gets POSTECH honorary Ph.D.
* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110210000863Peter S. Kim, 53, president of Merck Research Laboratories, will become an honorary doctor of science at Pohang University of Science and Technology.POSTECH said Wednesday that it would award an honorary doctoral degree in science to Kim during the graduation ceremony on Friday. He will be the third honorary doctorate of science at the university.The second-generation Korean-American earned his B.A. at Cornell University in 1979 and Ph.D at Stanford University in 1985. He served as a member of the Whitehead Institu..
POSTECH Featured on The Chronicle of Higher EducationOn Jan. 6, POSTECH was featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education, an American newspaper specializing in higher education.The article covers POSTECH's developmental strategies through the reinforcement of research competitiveness and globalization of the university campus. http://chronicle.com/article/To-Raise-Its-Global-Profile-a/125806/To Raise Its Global Profile, a Korean U. Shakes Up Its CampusBy David McNeillPohang, South KoreaThe most important number at the Pohang University of Science and Technology is 28. In case there is any dou..
President Sunggi Baik has been appointed the Science & Technology Subcommittee Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science & Technology (PACEST). On January 5, PACEST, the board to advise President Lee Myung-bak on education & human resource policies and science & technology field policies, announced the members of the newly formed third committee.As the chair of the Science & Technology Subcommittee, President Baik will focus on the improvement of the government’s education, science and technology policies. He will also guide the direction of ..
Prof. Kimoon Kim’s (Dept. of Chemistry) Research Group Develops a New Method for Extracting Membrane Proteins Which Can Be Used for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Analysis of Stem CellsA research group including Prof. Kimoon Kim (Dept. of Chemistry), Don-wook Lee (Ph.D. candidate), Prof. Sung Ho Ryu (Division of Molecular and Life Science), and NOVACELL Technology Inc. has succeeded in separating cell membrane proteins from a cell using a 'cucurbituril', a pumpkin-shaped coreless compound.The result was published in the latest online edition of Nature Chemistry.The study finds tha..
KISWIRE LTD. made a generous contribution to POSTECH
KISWIRE LTD, the company that has been growing into a leading global company that specializes in special steel wire participates in raising POSTECH's art and cultural awareness.On December 21, Hong Young-chul, CEO of KISWIRE signed an agreement with POSTECH to establish “Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund” which will support POSTECH’s art and cultural programs, and donated KRW 1.5 billion.'Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund', which is named after the pen name of Jong Yeol Hong, the Honorary President of KISWIRE, will be used to support hosting arts and cultural programs/events th..