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[Issue 68] Professor KIM Jin-Soo Develops Technology to Modify Genes

  • June 11, 2014
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Professor KIM Jin-Soo Develops Technology to Modify Genes
Professor KIM Jin-Soo Develops Technology to Modify Genes
June 1, 2014 Professor KIM Jin-Soo (Department of Chemistry) has developed a new method of using RNA-guided engineered nucleases (RGENs) to modify human genes. RNA-guided engineered nucleases (RGENs) use enzymes to cut certain parts of DNA in order to create DNA with certain wanted characteristics. This time, using electric shock, Professor Kim delivered RGENs to various human cells including embryonic stem cells, enabling the detailed modification of cells. This technology minimized the side effects of gene conversion, leading to safer gene manipulation and a possibility of being applied to gene therapy. Professor Kim stated that “the accuracy of RGENs is vital in curing hereditary disorders.” This research was published as the cover article of Genome Research on June 1. more
SNU Leading Creative Researchers of 2014 Announced
SNU Leading Creative Researchers of 2014 Announced
June 3, 2014 Professors WHANG Yoon-Jae (Dept. of Economics), NOH Tae Won (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy) and PARK Jongil (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences) were chosen as this year’s Leading Creative Researchers. SNU selects professors whose academic excellence is world renowned and provides them with further support so that they may win a Nobel Prize or other internationally acknowledged awards. The Leading Creative Researchers award was introduced in 2012 when SNU chose to honor 8 professors by supporting them with additional research funds. The professors chosen this year will receive KRW120,000,000 (for research limited to theory) or KRW260,000,000 (for research requiring experiments) every year for the next three years. The awards ceremony was hosted by President OH Yeon-Cheon at Hoam Faculty Center. more
Sculpture on Gwanak Campus to Commemorate Sewol Ferry Disaster
Sculpture on Gwanak Campus to Commemorate Sewol Ferry Disaster
June 10, 2014 A sculpture was erected in front of the SNU Museum of Art (MoA) to remember and commemorate the Sewol ferry disaster. The SNU Student Council commissioned and designed the sculpture, and the SNU administration and MoA covered the cost of creating and maintaining it. The student council stated that they “proposed this so that members of SNU would not forget the sorrow of the Sewol disaster.” The sculpture was placed in front of the MoA on June 3 and will remain there until July 5. more
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List of postings
NO. TITLE DATE HIT
69 [Issue 70] Professor SUNG Nakin Elected as Next President of SNU June 25, 2014 11364
68 [Issue 69] History of SNU Museum to Be Opened at SNU Main Gate June 18, 2014 6118
67 [Issue 68] Professor KIM Jin-Soo Develops Technology to Modify Genes June 11, 2014 6437
66 [Issue 67] "Nobel Predictions” Database Names Three SNU Professors June 4, 2014 6946
65 [Issue 66] Giving to Full Time Doctoral Students in Humanities May 28, 2014 5973
64 [Issue 65] Engineering and Medicine Convergence Research Topics Chosen May 21, 2014 5617
63 [Issue 64] Professor KIM Develops Technology to Turn Water Drops into Electricity May 14, 2014 6519
62 [Issue 63] SNU and KAIST Sign MOU May 7, 2014 5930
61 [Issue 62] SNU Opens Seoul National University UTokyo Office Apr. 30, 2014 6370
60 [Issue 61] SNU Participates in Government’s College of Engineering Reform Policy Apr. 23, 2014 5833