Professor Jeong-hee Cho and professor Bo-eun Yoon were selected for programs sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
◯ Professor Jeong-hee Cho’s research on personalized cancer treatment
Professor Jeong-hee Cho (Department of Nanobio Medical Science) and his research team were selected for research in science and engineering programs sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation and will embark on studies for personalized cancer treatment strategies. Professor Cho’s ‘cancer molecular targeted therapy resistance mutation control lab’ will be supported with 1.25 billion KRW by 2021. The research will focus on systematically identifying molecular genetic mechanisms where the effectiveness of molecular-targeted therapy for cancer, a widely used treatment in clinical environments, is lost due to resistance mutation. The results will be leveraged in order to build a new ‘genome-based molecular targeted cancer treatment strategy’ that can suppress such resistance.
◯ Professor Bo-eun Yoon selected for the neuroscience original technology development program
Professor Bo-eun Yoon (Department of Molecular Biology) and her research team were selected for the ‘Neuroscience Original Technology Development program’ to study the “development of control technology by identifying gender-specific pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders.” In being selected for the program, the research team will be provided 1 billion 365 million KRW in sponsorship funds over the course of 5 years. Professor Yoon’s team will look at the differences between genders regarding incidence rates and attack rates of neurodevelopmental disorders to secure regulatory factors that trigger gender differences in brain functions and secure original technology for controlling the gender-specific elements.