Academics

College of Life and Applied Sciences

Introduction

The School of Biotechnology was established in 2004 and nominated as a leading institute at Yeungnam University.

The school educates the principles of biological sciences and the advanced biotechnology covering the research area of microbial, plant, animal, and human sciences. Human and/or veterinary sciences include studies of therapeutics, diagnostics and pathology, and pharmacobiotechnology. The microbial sciences cover the bioprocess technology and the environmental biotechnology.

The School of Biotechnology have specific courses on the bases of animal and human biotechnology, plant biotechnology, biochemistry and bioprocess engineering, and microbial biotechnology to help students to acquire the diverse and in-depth scientific backgrounds. The School of Biotechnology encourages students to develop their own research careers participating in the bioindustries or the bioresearch centers during semesters.

Major of Biotechnology

Biotechnology has gotten spotlight due to its broad but indispensible application on human diseases and health, food products, natural medicine, ecology, bio-energy and resources, bioprocess engineering, etc. Combination of in-depth lectures and laboratory research will disciple students to become professionals leading the biotech industry.

Class curriculum in Freshman and Sophomore emphasizes on genetics, molecular biology, basic biotechnology, embryology, molecular physiology, and biochemistry to get the fundamental knowledges to understand the phenomena of life. The upper class curriculum emphasizes on medicinal biotechnology, genetic engineering, embryology engineering, chemistry of natural products, metabolism, and bioprocess engineering to get the knowledges of the current biotechnology. Many classes will be taught in English to make students more be acquainted with the concept of biotechnology in English. Laboratory classes will help students to get the real laboratory techniques.

All the faculties will consult students in each semester to help their life-direction and to get profession careers, such as medical schools, pharmaceutical schools, university professors, public or industrial researchers, civil or local servants, hospital industry, biotechnical industry, medical or clinical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, energy and environmental related industries, and agriculture related industries.

Major of Molecular Life Science

Molecular Life Science is a field of study that researches fundamental phenomena of life at the molecular level trying to find out the answers for the questions such as ‘what kind of chemicals compose an organism?’, ‘what kind of chemical reactions occur within the cells?’, ‘how it over all affects life itself?’ etc.. Since the discovery of DNA double helix model on the proposal of Watson and Crick in 1953, biotechnology has made a surprising advancement letting this field receive a strong spotlight.

The research areas, the Human Genome Project as an example, have not only broadened to explain life but also branched out to the applied field which includes the treatment of cancer, AIDS, and hereditary diseases through various biochemical techniques and gene therapy as well.

The research of Biotechnology field must play a very important role in solving many issues in agriculture, energy, environment and even medicine areas we are facing these days.

Major of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Major of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology is one of the most promising fields in bioscience and biotechnology because it rapidly provides innovative technology in bioindustry. The Major of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology first enables students to understand the complex phenomena of microorganisms in nature, and then helps them to explore bioactive materials such as anticancer drugs, vaccines, functional foods, industrial enzymes, or immunotherapeutic agents, through knowledges of the recombinant DNA technology and the advanced bioinformatic tools.

Studies in the Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology include pharmaceuticals, functional fermented foods, personal medicine, bioenergy, agriculture, marine science, environments, bioengineering, etc. A number of highly qualified graduates of the Major of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology have been spread to various bioindustries over the world.

History

The School of Biotechnology has been established as an independent college since 2004 to educate students to become leaders of the world bioindustries. Experience and learning programs linked with domestic and foreign companies are provided in order to foster outstanding human resources who can easily adapt to any company after graduation. High quality of lectures and laboratory works make students get cutting-edge biotechnology knowledges and techniques.

In 2006, Major of Molecular Life Science and Major of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology were added to School of Biotechnology to unite similar majors together, resulting in the increased research papers and research funds.

Job Fields

Major of Biotechnology

Biotechnology has many applications in industry and in academia, therefore, the careers after graduating Major of Biotechnology can take many different paths. Students can have any career related to biotechnology or bioscience graduate schools, medical or pharmaceutical graduate schools, national research centers, corporate research centers, bioproduct companies, government public employees, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, hospitals, environmental biotechnology companies, agricultural-bioindustries, and medical institutes.

Major of Molecular Life Science

As molecular life science is the basis of biology industries, which has a great outlook for the 21st century, there must be lots of opportunities for the employment and career in various application fields. Government research centers, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, cosmetics companies, hospitals, medical graduate school, biotechnology companies, and medical institutes are some of the prospective workplaces where students will work as life scientists researching various high tech subjects.

Students can find employment in microbial bioindustries related with pharmaceutical industries, food industries, health industries, green energy industries, farming and fishing industries, environmental industries, hospital laboratories, national research centers, bioventure companies, universities, and medical institutes.

Faculty

sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Biotechnology
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    CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
    The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
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    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
    The General Chemistry(I) introduces the basic concepts of the properties, constitution, structure and the reaction of matters, which is essential in modern chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.
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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    BASIC BIOTECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENTS
    In this class, undergraduate students learn the basic knowledge of biotechnology learned from theory through lab exercises. Students learn the basics of biotechnology through experiments on genetic analysis, amplification, and cloning, which are the basic contents of biotechnology.
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    INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY(1)
    This course introduces the nature of living things. This course provides the concepts of biotechnology and covers the cellular basis of living things, the energy metabolism, and the genetic basis for inheritance in organisms. Introduction to biotechnology also includes the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms, the biology of microorganisms, plants, and animals.
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    LIFE AND GENERAL CHEMISTRY
    Understanding phenomena in living organisms requires chemistry, the study of matter's composition and change. This course provides undergraduate students with a major in biotechnology with an overall knowledge of chemistry related to biology. In addition, students will learn the concepts of chemical formula and stoichiometry used in experiments to analyze the biochemical reactions.
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    THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN CELL ENGINEERING
    This course is designed to help student not only develop the foundations for engineering of diverse types of cells but also understand the basic concepts and array of applications in molecular biology as a biotechnologist. Based on such understanding, the class will overview and appreciate breadth of cell/microbe engineering and its applications to biotechnology toward benefit of human beings as well as creation of profitable business.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    STATISTICS(1)
    This course defines events and probabilities, conditional probabilities and independence to evaluate probabilities. Elementary probability distributions such as binomial distribution, geometric distribution, Poisson distribution, and normal distribution are also introduced. The concepts of sample distribution of the statistic and the central limit theorem are introduced. The statistical inference including estimation and hypothesis testing of the mean and the standard deviation will be discussed.
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    WELCOME TO PLANT WORLD
    Plants are the primary producers of energy on Earth, which provide nutrients and oxygen to humans. The relationship between plants and humans is diverse and complicated in terms of environment and interaction as well as food and shelter. In this class, we will study in depth the relationship between humans and plants and also learn basic botanics to understand plant physiology, genetics, biotechnology, and plant biotechnology. Through this lesson, students will understand plants as living creatures coexisting on the earth with human being, and improve their knowledge of plants, which are one of the key players in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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    INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY(2)
    This class introduces low-level's undergraduate students, especially sophomore students, to the basic concept of biotechnology and the current achievement of biotechnology. Furthermore, the future and the ethics of biotechnology will be discussed.
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    MICROBIAL TAXONOMY
    A introductory cause on classification, nomenclature, and identification of bacteria and fungi.
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    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    I give a lecture about basic of organic chemistry, how to make their names, structure, synthesis, basic reaction, physical and chemical nature, application for students who are majoring in food.
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    THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
    The chemical experiments in functions and principles of biomolecules.
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    THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN MICROBIOLOGY
    This course introduce various experimental techniques related to taxonomic system of micoorganism by biochemical and mophlogical analysis of isolated micoorganisms Also the course involves the experiments of the physiological characteristic of various micoorganisms
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    USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTER IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
    To get used to essential PC tools in Biotechnology such as knowledge on PC Windows, Internet use in Biotechnology websites, words software (MS Word), data management (MS Excell and Access), reporting and presentation (MS Power Point), and elementary computing programs such as R.
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    PLANT SCIENCE
    Characteristics of living organism, classification of plants, cells, tissues, organs, photosynthesis, respiration, plant structure, growth and development, plant hormones, mitosis and meiosis, fertilization and reproduction, and genetics and heredity. And basic contents and informations for the further study as plant physiology, biotechnology, genetics, and molecular plant breeding.
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    EMBRYOLOGY
    The aim of the subject is to provide student human gametogenesis, embryogenesis and organogenesis, which they can know how a individual organism develops in the human body. Based on basic concepts in development biology, the class also introduces stem cell and animal cloning that has mainly been used in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
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    HUMAN GENOMES
    This course is designed to help student learn essential terminologies and related advanced analysis technologies in genome sequencing that includes the information of whole human genes.
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    MOLECULAR MICROBIAL GENETICS
    Lecture for genetics, mutation, gene damage repair and gene structure of microorganisms.
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    BIOCHEMISTRY
    The lecture on biomolecules, metabolism and principles of molecular biology.
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    HUMAN BIOLOGY
    An introduction to the biological, health, environmental, and sociopolitical issues that influence human health and well-being. Topics include genetics, physiology, anatomy of human body, human health and disease, and human behaviour and development.
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    MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
    Lecture for the relation of microorganisms between environments, other living organisms and each other. Also studies for chemical physical change of materials by micro organisms.
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    MICROBIOLOGY
    This course focuses on the general principles of microbiology. The course will cover eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes but will emphasize bacteria and fungi. Topics include diversity of microorganisms, microbial cell structure and function, metabolism, energy and nutrient harvesting, microorganisms and the environment, and control of microorganisms.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    ANIMAL CELL ENGINEERING
    This topic is based on principles, concepts & recent advanced technologies about production of useful proteins, bioactive compounds, microorganism cells & cultures by appyling biotechnology and cell biology, so as to improve animal industry on high quality pruduction basis.
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    BIO-OMICS
    Metabolomics is a approach to determine phenotypic gene after evaluation of cell metabolites. Classical genetic analysis is depend on sequenced data to identify mutation regardless of expressed gene or silent gene.
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    FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS IN MICROORGANISMS
    Introduction to underlying principles in ‘omics’ technologies used in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to reveal functions of genes and their products.
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    THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN BIOINFORMATICS
    This course is an experiment class in which the gene sequence, structure and function of the products is analyzed into a meaningful form in biotechnology research by computer programs and modeling.
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    VIROLOGY
    Introduction to basis of virus structure, replication, infection, and virus- hostrelationships.
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    GENETICS
    Principles of the heritability of traits will be covered in bacteria, plants, and animals. The dynamic functions of genes in active molecules, cells, organisms, and populations will be addressed. Further understanding of these issues will be discussed from the study of heredity, recombination, gene cloning, genome structure, functional genomics, and current molecular genetic issues in the news topics in life science. The course will also focus on applying genetic concepts to apply for biotechnology.
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    BIONANO ENGINEERING
    t is a convergence technology that can contribute to disease diagnosis/treatment by identifying the principles of life phenomena using bio nanotechnology or utilizing it in bio and medical fields. Through this multidisciplinary curriculum, you can learn knowledge and technology related to the definition, types and applications of nanomaterials in this subject.
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    INTRODUCTION TO SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
    This course is designed to help student not only develop the foundations for genetics/genomics but also understand the basic concepts and diverse array of applications in synthetic biology as a biotechnologist. To this end, first, the class will introduce the basic concepts of genetics and genomics. Based on such understanding, the class will help student overview and appreciate breadth of synthetic biology and its applications to biotechnology toward benefit of human beings as well as creation of profitable business.
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    PLANT METABOLIC ENGINEERING
    Plants have been developed their unique metabolic pathway, such as photosynthesis and secondary metabolite production. Therefore, this class will be designed to deliver the knowledge of plant biochemistry and metabolism, and furthermore, to bring the examples of metabolic engineering to change the levels of plant adaptness and useful materials.
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    STEM CELL ENGINEERING
    This topic is based on principles, concepts & recent advanced technologies about features of stem cells and its application to understand human life mechanisms, such as fate-transition of somatic cells and stem cells, control system of cell transition within the body tissues and its molecular characterization, so as to understand control of cell fate and source technology of the cell transition system.
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    CELL BIOLOGY
    Students who enroll in this cell biology class have a special interest in the topic of cell biology to pursue careers in various field in biology including medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, food science and agriculture. This course will provide a strong background in the cellular and molecular aspects of biology with particular emphasis on the structure and function of cells.
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    GENETIC ENGINEERING
    The course dealed with the detailed study of basic genetic recombinant DNA techniques, cloning systems for use in microorganisms, and applications of recombinant DNA technology.
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    HUMAN MICROBIOME THERAPEUTICS
    Lecture for methods of using microorganisms in industry and their microorganisms.
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    MEDICAL GENETICS
    Medical genetics is a field that the inheritance patterns related to disorders are studied and the results are applied to the diagnosis and management of the hereditary disorders. There are mainly three parts: field of genetics related to the disorders, diagnositic evaluation and treatments. The disorder genetics includes clinical genetics, metabolic/biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics and mitochondrial genetics. Diagnostic evaluation includes chromosome, basic metabolic and molecular studies. Treatments include management of metaboic disorders, etc.
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    BIOSTATISTICS
    Study on basic Statistics and analysis methods for biological data: sampling, probability distribution, normal and t distributions, inferential statistics, inferences involving one or two populations
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    CAPSTONE DESIGN RESEARCH ( BIOTECHNOLOGY )Ⅰ
    This course is oriented to develop and increase the research capacity of the juniors or seniors in the Biotechnology major. In this course students are subjected to design and carry out a research project, by applying some basic theories and experimental methods. And intimate relationship between the students and the advising professor will be held on analyzing experimental data and performing further experiments.
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    COSMETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    This course covers the basic concepts of cosmetics and biotechnology in cosmetic bioindustry.
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    EMBRYOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY
    This course is designed to help student learn the fundamental concepts in germ cells (sperm and oocyte). Based on them, the class introduces assistant reproductive technology (ART) that has been used to treat infertility among embryology biotechnology and its the latest research fields.
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    FIELD WORK ( BIOTECHNOLOGY )
    The objective of this course is designed for the students in the major of biotechnology to achieve both the practical knowledge and the experience in the related job fields. Field-based practice plays a major role in the training of professionals in the biotechnology industry. The Field Practice Program provides students with a unique opportunity to apply what they learn in their courses.
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    FOOD MICROBIOME TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
    Lecture for producing food by using microorganisms and using methods.
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    BIOINFORMATICS
    This interdisciplinary course provides both principles and hands-on experiences to students in the topics of bioinformatics in order to help students to connect bioinformatics skills to answering questions in basic researches and to solve real world problems.
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    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
    This course ,will be about the mechanism of life phenomena related to genes in terms of participating molecules and their interactions. These phenomena include the structure of genes and chromosomes, gene expression (transcription and translation), DNA replication, and recombination, as well as regulation of all these processes.
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    CAPSTONE DESIGN RESEARCH ( BIOTECHNOLOGY )Ⅱ
    This course is oriented to develop and increase the research capacity of the juniors or seniors in the Biotechnology major. In this course students are subjected to design and carry out a research project, by applying some basic theories and experimental methods. And intimate relationship between the students and the advising professor will be held on analyzing experimental data and performing further experiments.
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    FIELD WORK ( BIOTECHNOLOGY )
    The objective of this course is designed for the students in the major of biotechnology to achieve both the practical knowledge and the experience in the related job fields. Field-based practice plays a major role in the training of professionals in the biotechnology industry. The Field Practice Program provides students with a unique opportunity to apply what they learn in their courses.
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    INTRODUCTION TO BIO VENTURE BUSINESS
    The bio-industry is a science-based industry and many countries around the world recognize it as a future growth engine. The bio-industry has the characteristics that the basic research results of universities and various research institutes are linked to commercialization, and bio-venture companies play an important role in the process of discovery, development, commercialization and technology transfer of basic biotechnology.   Bio-venture companies are involved in all aspects of the bio-industry, and they are an important member of the bio-industry ecosystem and are very important to infuse vitality.   In order to cultivate bio-venture companies, we study bio-industry support policies, current status, trends and problems of bio-venture companies, and learn about intellectual property right, establishment of manpower and fund necessary for establishment, licensing and marketing for enterprise operation.
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    METABOLISM
    Metabolic Biochemistry uses the knowledge and understanding gained in the general Biochemistry course to understand the key metabolism of living organisms in detail.
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    MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
    This course is focused on understanding how molecular and cellular processes give rise to complex physiologic functions. This course will cover the topics that range from single molecule and biophysical methods to in vivo analysis of complex physiological phenomena that govern metabolism.
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    PHARMACO-BIOTECHNOLOGY
    This course provides the concepts of the cosmetic formulations and manufacturing. The students learn the advanced biotechnology to develop cosmetics.
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    R PROGRAMMING FOR BIOLOGISTS
    In recent years, biology and biotechnology witnessed that fast advance in technologies such as DNA sequencing enables production of large scale data on transcriptome and proteome as well as whole genome. Like in any fields where huge amount of data flowing in, skills and knowledge for mining meaningful data and analzying them became pivotal not only for data scientist and bioinformatician but also for biologists who do the laboratory experiments. R is a free and easy-to-learn programming language. In this course, students are expected to learn basics of R programming language and its rigorous application to genomics data analysis.
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    IMMUNOLOGY
    General introduction of new knowledge in immunology areas including the anatomy organization of the immune system, the mechanisms of antigen capture and transport to the sites of immune responses, the molecular basis of antigen processing, and the mechanisms of immunologic tolerance.
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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROSCIENCE
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    BIOSEPARATION PROCESS
    In order to produce recombinant proteins overexpressed in a host of microorganisms, plant cells or animal cells for industrial use, it is necessary to obtain high purity and high yield by applying special knowledges and skills for their purification as well as their separation from the host cells. The bioseparation engineering course, thus, introduces the basic theories including their practical examples, which are required to understand for each unit process of bioseparation technologies, such as cell disruption, centrifugation, filtration, extraction, precipitation, dialysis, concentration, chromatography, and freeze drying.
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    BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INVESTMENT
    This course is designed to learn about the systemic approach to producing a valuation which can be used in investment rounds, mergers/acquisition, licensing deals or strategic development decisions in the biotech world. In addition, this course also covers aspect such as the recent biotechnologies and biotec companies.

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