Integrative Biotechnology is a term for the process of isolation, manipulation and reintroduction of genes of interests into cells or model organisms. It has helped us overcome many challenges humankind face including food, health and environmental problems. Through integrative Biotechnology, we have been able to develop new crops that are more nutritious and disease resistant by introducing novel traits. Integrative Biotechnology has also been used to develop microorganisms that produce many medically useful proteins such as insulin and anti-cancer drugs, detoxify industrial waste and provide alternate fuel sources.
The quality of the faculty in the Department of Integrative Biotechnology is excellent. All of the faculty have active research programs and participate in educating graduate students in the classroom as well as in the research laboratory. The faculty has a strong record of funding from national agencies. The strength and reputation of our research programs have translated into a strong graduate program. The department also has an undergraduate program that provides excellent preparation for graduates, professional education or for careers in biotechnology.
Graduate students are encouraged to acquire familiarity with advanced research techniques and up-to-date ideas in depth, as well as learn how to write and publish a research paper in international top-tier journals. The department meets the growing need for specialists in a variety of technological fields of biology.
Why choose us?
Integrative Biotechnology is the cutting edge science technology that produces various materials helpful for humanity or new organisms by operating artificial gene which is the basic material of biological phenomenon. Its range is so large that it can be expanded to not only primary industries like agriculture and livestock industry, but also to food manufacture, industrial fermentation, medicine, drug manufacturing and so on. Namely, it has infinite potential.
Integrative Biotechnology is
the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. We can expect to see a range of beneficial effects in agriculture, plants, animals, micro-organisms and pharmacogenetics and so on.
The Department of Integrative Biotechnology offers
Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. courses through a comprehensive curriculum, which equips students with basic knowledge and practical exercise in diverse biotechnology disciplines are available in this department. These include molecular biology, protein engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, plant biology stem cell biology, and immunology.
The department has been trying to train students (genetic engineers) who can cope with problems of human health, foods, environment, and energy which are a variety of research fields. As a result, we have produced over a thousand undergraduate students as of 2016. The employment rate of the graduates of February 2011 was 92.3%, and the admission rate into domestic and foreign graduate schools has been 70.0% for the last 3 years.
Department in Detail
1. Vision, Mission, Strategy of Department
As Integrative Biotechnology is the cutting edge science technology, there are many career avenues. Many graduates have entered into domestic and over-seas universities, business (pharmaceutical company, bio venture company), Public research institute, financial community (bank, investment company, consulting company), legal circles (patent attorney), and so on.
- Fostering world class talented students in the field of Biotechnology
- Nurturing key specialists playing a leading role in the biotechnology era
- Strengthening professional education and research capabilities in Integrative Biotechnology
- Development of novel biomaterials based on recombinant DNA technology
2. Research Area
Each professor of the Department of Integrative Biotechnology conducts research in the areas below:
If you want to find more details about each professor, visit the Faculty page. [HERE]
|Prof. Suk-chan Lee||
|Prof. Dae-hyuk Kweon||
|Prof. Kee-jung Yoon||
|Prof. Jae-youl Cho||
|Prof. Jeong-su Oh||
|Prof. Woo-jae Chung||
|Prof. Jong-sung Lee||
3. Facilities for Students
Students of the Department of Integrative Biotechnology can reserve rooms for any purposes. If you want to reserve the rooms below, send an Email to the Administration Office.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
|61208||White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|61209||White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|61307||White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|62306||White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|62351||White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|62355||White Board, White Board (Movable), LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk, Wireless Microphone|
|40 PC, White Board, LCD Projector, Electronic Lecture Desk|
Facts and Figures of Department
1. Students (2017)
|Department||Enrolled (A)||Leave of Absence (B)||Registered (A+B)||International|
There are many chances to receive a scholarship for those who have outstanding academic records, have financial difficulties, have submitted a complete scholarship application in time, and have been exemplary to others.
You can find the scholarship scale of the Department of Integrative Biotechnology below.
NOTE: To provide exact information, Figures of 2014Y are used in the chart.
|Semester||Outer (C)||Inner (D)||Total (C+D)||Scholarship Scale per Enrolled Student (C+D/A)||Substitution Rate for Tuition Fee|
2. Course offerings
A student needs to achieve the minimum credits in each category in major courses: Core Major Course, General Major Course and Practical Course. Department of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering offers courses below:
* Type_1 : The courses are categorized as Core and General depending on the depth of their contents
* Type_2 : The courses are categorzied as Theory (acquisition of knowledge·expertises), Industrial training, Research and Experiment (acquisition of application·practice) depending on the courses purpose
|GEN2060||Introduction To Genetic Engineering||3||Core||Theory||2|
|GEN2071||Biological Organic Chemistry||3||Core||Theory||2-3|
|GEN2048||Plant Molecular Physiology||3||General||Theory||2-3|
|GEN2050||Immunology in Disease||3||General||Theory||3-4|
|GEN2061||Biophysical Chemistry for Life Sciences||3||General||Theory||2-3|
|GEN3056||Plant Molecular Pathology||3||General||Theory||3-4|
|GEN3058||Fundamentals of Gene Therapy||3||General||Theory||3-4|
|GEN3076||Immune Cell Therapy||3||General||Theory||3-4|
|GEN3090||Human Life Sciences||3||General||Theory||3-4|
|GEN3063||Thesis for Genetic Engineering||3||General||Research||3-4|
|GEN3028||Under Job Traning for Biotechnology Research 5A||6||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3029||Under Job Traning for Biotechnology Research 5B||6||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3032||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 1A||2||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3033||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 1B||2||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3034||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 2A||3||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3035||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 2B||3||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3036||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 3A||4||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3037||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 3B||4||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3038||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 4A||5||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3039||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 4B||5||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3040||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 6A||9||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN3041||Under job Traning for Biotechnology Research 6B||9||General||Industrial training||3-4|
|GEN2055||Bio Chemistry Laboratory||2||Practical||Experiment||2|
|GEN2070||Cell Technology Laboraory||2||Practical||Experiment||2|
|GEN3073||Protein Engineering Experiment||2||Practical||Experiment||3-4|