Speaker : Dr. Tae-Don Kim, KRIBB

Location : Room 401 Pharmacy Building, Dankook University

Date: 2016-07-19

Abstract: Natural killer (NK) cells are well known lymphocytes as a killer for transformed cells via virus infection or tumorigenesis. In this talk, I am willing to introduce the basic information, therapeutic applications, and possible engineering about NK cells according to the outline as below.

  • Basic information about NK cell development and activation

  • Recent trends in cancer immunotherapy: animal experiments and clinical data

  • Possible solution to problems in present NK cell approaches to cancer

Therapy: NK cell engineering and culture/maintaining systems 

Personal Note: Especially, I have been interested in 3D culture system for immune cells including NK cells. This could be a main topic for the meeting.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 08:15

ITREN PhD Course Application Guide (Anytime)

ITREN PhD Course Application Guide

1. Course

  1. PhD course
  2. PhD/MS integrated course

2. Opportunities

  1. International lectureship (UCL, Columbia Univ., Sydney Univ, etc)
  2. International collaborative researches
  3. Full scholarship
  4. Monthly salary (800$~1900$/month (before tax reduction) depending on your ability and experiences)
  5. Project incentives

3. Start of date

  • Degree starts from Mar or Sep of each year
  • Internship (6 mon~1 year) is possible at anytime after an agreement between student and ITREN.

4. Contact

  • Email CV, a letter of self-introduction, and your future research plan (all free format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+82 41 550 3082)
  • Feel free to contact us with any inquiry


/박사 대학원생 지원 가이드라인

1. 학위과정

  1. 박사과정
  2. /박사 통합과정

2. 특전

  1. 해외석학 강좌 개설 (UCL, Columbia Univ., Sydney Univ, etc)
  2. 국제공동연구 (공동지도교수, 6개월~1년 해외파견)
  3. 전액 장학금
  4. 월급 (80~190만원/, 개인의 능력과 경력에 따라 계약함)
  5. 프로젝트 수행 인센티브

3. 시기

  • 매년 3월 또는 9
  • 협의 후 인턴쉽 (6개월~1) 가능함.

4. 연락

  • CV, 자기소개서, 연구계획서를 자유형식으로 메일로 송부 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+82 41 550 3082)



We offer a position of 'Research Professorship' and 'Post-doc fellowship' for those who are passionate and eager to work at ITREN.

Let's make together something difference and amazing things happen with you. 


1. Position

1) Research Professors

2) Post-doctoral Fellows


2. Field of Research and Specialization

1) Cell reprogramming

2) Biomaterial synthesis (synthetic hydrogel, etc.)

3) Protein engineering

4) Neural cells, stem cells

5) Animal studies (neuro-muscular-skeletal system)

6) Any research area related with biomaterials, cell engineering


3. Contact

Email CV with list of publications, a letter of self-introduction and your future research plan (all free format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+82 41 550 3082) in anytime.

Feel free to contact us with any inquiry


4. Etc.

Salary (30,000$~50,000$/year) depending on his/her ability and experiences

Project incentives (~1,000$~3,000S, depending on published papers and government research grants)

International collaborative researches with Columbia, UPenn, UCL, Sydney Univ.



1. 모집인원 

1) 전임연구교수

2) 전임연구원

3) 일반연구원

4) 전문연구요원 (자체 TO 보유, 병무청 허가 기관)


2. 모집분야

1) 세포리프로그래밍

2) 생체재료합성 (하이드로젤, 고분자 등)

3) 신경세포, 줄기세포 연구

4) 동물실험 (신경, 근육 재생 중심)

5) 기타 세포공학, 생체물리 등


3. 연락

CV (논문 목록), 자기소개서, 연구계획을 이메일로 송부

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+82 41 550 3082)


4. 기타

연봉 3~5 (세전), 경험과 능력에 따라 계약

인센티브 (논문 및 연구비 수주에 따라, 1~5백만)

과제내용에 따라 해외파견 근무 (Columbia, Uppen, UCL, Syndy )


Friday, 12 February 2016 07:02



Researchers Jung-Hwan Lee and Banani Kundu were selected for a National Project. Each one got 50M won/year up to 3 years.

Jung-Hwan Lee proposed the development of bioactive glass nanoparticle incorporated dental materials for dentin regeneration.

Banani proposed the development of a customized drug screening three-dimensional platform to treat metastatic neuroblastoma.



    • a Department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK
    • b Department of Nanobiomedical Science & BK21 Plus NBM Global Research Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan 330-715, Republic of Korea
    • c Institute of Tissue Regenerative Engineering (ITREN), Dankook University, Cheonan 330-715, Republic of Korea
    • d Department of Biomaterials Science, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan 330-715, Republic of Korea

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Sol–gel chemistry offers a flexible approach to obtaining a diverse range of materials. It allows differing chemistries to be achieved as well as offering the ability to produce a wide range of nano-/micro-structures. The paper commences with a generalized description of the various sol–gel methods available and how these chemistries control the bulk properties of the end products. Following this, a more detailed description of the biomedical areas where sol–gel materials have been explored and found to hold significant potential. One of the interesting fields that has been developed recently relates to hybrid materials that utilize sol–gel chemistry to achieve unusual composite properties. Another intriguing feature of sol–gels is the unusual morphologies that are achievable at the micro- and nano-scale. Subsequently the ability to control pore chemistry at a number of different length scales and geometries has proven to be a fruitful area of exploitation, that provides excellent bioactivity and attracts cellular responses as well as enables the entrapment of biologically active molecules and their controllable release for therapeutic action. The approaches of fine-tuning surface chemistry and the combination with other nanomaterials have also enabled targeting of specific cell and tissue types for drug delivery with imaging capacity.



Professor Kim Hae WonHaewon Kim, Professor of Department of Nanobiomedical Science/College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Tissue Engineering laboratory researchers from University College Longon (UCL) has announced a new paper titled "Sol-Gel Based Materials for Biomedical Applications" January this year on "Progress in Materials Science".

해원 교수(대학원나노바이오의과학과/치과대학)가 이끄는 조직재생공학연구소 연구팀이 영국 유니버시티칼리지런던(UCL) 연구팀과 재료분야의 세계적인 초청 리뷰저널인 ‘Progress in Materials Science’ (IF=27) 에 ‘Sol-Gel Based Materials for Biomedical Applications’ 이라는 제목으로 올해 1월 논문을 발표했다.

김 교수는 조나단 놀스 교수와 함께 10여 년간 솔-젤 법에 의한 유무기 생체재료의 조직재생용 약물전달체 및 줄기세포 분화용 지지체 등을 개발하면서 우수한 연구논문을 발표해 관련 분야의 선구자적인 역량을 인정받고 있다. 조직재생공학연구소의 라젠드라싱 박사 또한 제1저자로서 연구에 큰 역할을 담당했다.

김 교수는 최근 3년간 ‘Materials Today’(IF=14), ‘Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews’(IF=15), ‘Advanced Functional Materials’(IF=11), ‘Cell Stem Cell’(IF=22), ‘ACS Nano’(IF=12.7) 등 임팩트가 높은 논문들을 7편이나 잇따라 발표하는 등 생체재료 및 재생의학 분야에서 세계 최고수준의 연구를 진행하고 있다. 그 동안 SCI급 연구논문 330여 편, 특허 120여 건과 함께 연구자의 세계적인 영향력을 평가하는 대표적 지표인 논문 피인용 횟수가 10,000회를 넘고, 논문의 질적 수준을 평가하는 주요지표인 h-index 값도 57을 기록 중이다.

김해원 교수는 고피인용 횟수 연구자에게 수여하는 상인 지식창조대상을 2010년에 수여한 바 있으며, 현재 조직재생공학연구소의 중점연구소사업과 BK21플러스 연구단, 그리고 최근 컬럼비아대학-UCL과 함께하는 글로벌연구실 사업을 이끌고 있다. 김 교수는 “조직재생공학연구소는 이미 세계적으로 톱 10% 정도의 연구그룹으로 인식되는 글로벌 브랜드를 지니고 있으며, 앞으로 톱 1%의 연구그룹이 될 수 있도록 구성원들과 최상위 연구에 계속 매진하겠다” 고 포부를 밝혔다. 

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Internship and collaborative research under professor Ivan Wall in UCL Biochemical Engineering.

Main project is doing an experimentation on an injectable hydrogel for enhanced Olfactory Ensheathing Cells (hOECs) delivery for the nerve tissue regeneration.

OECs interaction with neurons and astrocytes with behavior characterization with the use of different hydrogels.



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