BioNano Health Guard R&D Program” in Korea

Bong Hyun Chung
Bong Hyun Chung
KRIBB, Korea
13:45~14:30, Novemeber 20th, 2014


Global Frontier Program is a R&D program that Korean government (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) is most focused on. This national research program is funded more than 10 billion KRW (approximately 10 million US$) per year for nine years. This huge R&D program is based on 4G strategies such as global R&D, ground breaking R&D, group approach and growth & sustainability, and is focusing on the development of world-class core technologies for creation of new economic growth of Korea. In 2013, our “Bionano Convergence Health Guard Research Project” was selected as one of global frontier projects after keen competition.. Every year we have incredible loss of damage from biohazardous substances causing infectious disease. Early detection, monitoring and diagnosis of these substances are crucial to decrease and prevent this damage. Therefore, this program aims to develop core technologies which can detect new and mutant viruses, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and toxins and solve the problem of getting unexpected large sum of loss and damages from national infectious diseases and disasters. In this program, we will work towards on developing health guard system through three core projects such as “fabrication of 3D nanomicro hybrid structure”,” biocontents discovery/modification/application” and “real-time detection system based on 3D nanostructures”. In this presentation, our R&D strategies based on bionano convergence technologies will be discussed in more detail.


Research Interests

  • Development of Nano-biochips, Nano-biosensors and Nano-biomaterials based on the exploitation and utilization of bio-content
  • Development of new tools for drug discovery and new technologies for diagnosis and treatments of diseases by BINT convergence research


Professional Experience

  • 2014-present: Director, BioNano Health Guard Research Center, KRIBB
  • 2013-2014 : Director, Bioconvergence Research Institute, KRIBB
  • 2004-2013 : Chief Professor, NanoBio Major, UST
  • 2003-2014 : Director, BioNanotechnology Research Center, KRIBB
  • 1997-2003 : Head of Laboratory, KRIBB
  • 1987-1997 : Senoir Resrach Scientist, KRIBB