Experts Gather in Pohang for the 2015 International Workshop on Bioengineering Innovations

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POSTECH hosted the International Workshop on Bioengineering Innovations 2015: Imaging, Devices, Agents, and Applications at the International Conference Room at POSCO International Center on February 23 – 24. The two-day conference brought together seasoned and new researchers in the field of biomedical imaging, devices, agents and applications, and provided a platform for sharing and collaborating in the bioengineering research areas.
The workshop consisted of keynote speakers, presentations, socials, and a poster session, and tours of the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory and the new CreativeCollaborative Cultivating Convergence Center (C5) on the grounds of POSTECH. Presentation sessions covered the following areas:
·        Novel Imaging/Sensing Technologies and Challenges
·        Current Challenges in Biology and Medicine
·        Chemicals in Biology and Medicine
·        Flexible and Wearable Biomedical Devices
The workshop kicked off on February 23rd with opening remarks from organizing chairmen POSTECH President Yongmin Kim and Associate Professor of POSTECH Department of Creative IT Engineering (CiTE) Chulhong Kim. Organizing chairman and Chair of CiTE, Professor Jin Soo Lee, gave an introduction to CiTE before giving the floor to the first keynote speaker, Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
Other keynote speakers included Kyongtae Bae, Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh; Matthew O’Donnell, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington; Charles Murry, Professor of Pathology, Bioengineering, and Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Washington and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Co-Director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; Nigel Lovell, Scientia Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales; Kimoon Kim, Professor of Chemistry and Director of Center for Smart Supramolecules, Institute of Basic Science at POSTECH; Jonathan F Lovell, Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo; Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology, NASA Ames Research Center; and Sung Key Jang, Professor of Integrative Biosciences & Biotechnology at POSTECH.
Through this workshop, POSTECH students were given the opportunity to better understand the Korean medical engineering industry and identify domestic and foreign research efforts. It is also expected to lead the way in the promotion and development of the global medical engineering industry.
The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Creative IT Engineering (CiTE), the Future IT Innovation Laboratory (i-Lab), the POSTECH President’s Office, the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Engineering Research Center, the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity at the Institute for Basic Science, and ALPINION Medical Systems.