The Chemical Biology / Biomaterials research community at UNIST consists of five faculty members whose research interests range from synthetic organic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry to proteomics and supramolecular chemistry. Our research programs are aimed at addressing important problems in modern medicine and biology using the tools of chemistry. Such broad scope of our Chemical Biology / Biomaterials program provides a wide selection of thesis topics as well as a broadening graduate educational experience through interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations.
Specifically, chemical biology research community (Prof. Lim, Prof. Kee, Prof. Rhee) at UNIST focus on developing novel chemical tools which can solve very challenging problems in biological and biomedical research fields. Biomaterial research community (Prof. Kim BS, Prof. Ryu) at UNIST focus on synthesis of novel biopolymer material which can be very useful in drug delivery and bioimaging.
The Chemical Biology / Biomaterials research groups are extensively equipped to support various types of research projects. In addition to analytical and preparative instruments which include HPLCs, cell culture facilities, and spectrometers, our UCRF (UNIST Central Research Facilities) also hosts numerous state-of-the-art instruments such as NMR, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF MS, Orbitrap-MS, confocal microscopes, super-resolution microscope as well as SEM and TEM.