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[Issue 39] SNU Professor Develops Fluorescent Nanoparticle

  • November 15, 2013
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President Oh Attends 10th Beijing Forum
President Oh Attends 10th Beijing Forum
November 2, 2013 On November 1, SNU President Yeon-Cheon Oh attended the 10th Beijing Forum held in Diaoyutai under the overarching theme of ‘The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All.’ Prominent figures including Chinese officials and university deans attended the forum and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and former US President Bill Clinton sent congratulatory video messages. more
SNU Professor Develops Fluorescent Nanoparticle
November 6, 2013 Professor Chong Rae PARK of the SNU College of Materials Science and Engineering has developed a fluorescent nanoparticle which, by responding to light, can be turned on and off. Professor Park believes this can be applied to medical tasks such as diagnosing target organs and cancer cells. The research team used macromolecules which show high rates of permeability even in non-transparent human cells. When this nanoparticle was injected into a mouse which was later exposed to ultraviolet rays, its sentinel node showed clear fluorescent response. The newly developed nanoparticle showed a much higher sensitivity rate than previous nanoparticles, with the fluorescent response showing in the target area only. The details of this research were published in the October 18 publication of Advanced Materials. more
SNU CALS Research Award Recipients Announced
SNU CALS Research Award Recipients Announced
November 7, 2013 The SNU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced the list for this year’s award recipients. Professor KOH Hee Jong won the 21st Sangnok Research Award for his work on rice breeding and boosting the Korean seed industry. Professor Doil CHOI was awarded the 13th Academics Award for his research on solanaceae plants and post-genome projects. Professor Young Hwan PARK was given the 11th Education Award for elevating silkworm studies to an area of biomaterial engineering. The awards ceremony was held November 5 at Hoam Faculty House with 150 professors attending. more
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List of postings
NO. TITLE DATE HIT
39 [Issue 40] Professor Jong-Hak WOO Discovers Twin Black Holes Nov. 27, 2013 11158
38 [Issue 39] SNU Professor Develops Fluorescent Nanoparticle Nov. 15, 2013 7402
37 [Issue 37] Professor LEE Chooses SNU over MD Anderson Cancer Center Nov. 6, 2013 8280
36 [Issue 38] SNU Has Largest Number of Patent Applications Both Domestically and Overseas Nov. 1, 2013 7228
35 [Issue 36] Three Nobel Laureate Israeli Professors to Join SNU Faculty Oct. 30, 2013 7722
34 [Issue 35] President OH Yeon-Cheon Attends World Academic Summit Oct. 25, 2013 7083
33 [Issue 34] SNU Develops Free App for Learning Korean Oct. 16, 2013 7626
32 [Issue 33] Professor Egger Appointed SNU’s First Foreign Administrative Faculty Member Oct. 4, 2013 7152
31 [Issue 32]  SNU Placed 35th in QS World University Rankings Sept. 23, 2013 6959
30 [Issue 31] Foreign Student Delivers Commencement Speech for the First Time at SNU Sept. 16, 2013 7402