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Department of Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology is a cutting-edge science incorporating biotechnology and agricultural science. Genetic engineering, cell and tissue culture technologies of biotechnology are combined with the technologies of agricultural sciences.

Agricultural biotechnology has assumed a critical role of securing food resources both in quantity and in quality utilizing flora and fauna biological resources, developing advanced biomaterials, treating plant and animal disease, and preserving the global environment.

The Department of Agricultural Biotechnology conducts research on biological resources, animals, plants, microbes to meet the needs of humanity by solving food issues, environmental problems and diseases collaboration with the knowledge of biotechnology, strategic industry. The program carries out research on high value-added biomaterials and fostering future leaders in this academic field.

The Department of Agricultural Biotechnology encompasses six programs: Program in Food Science and Biotechnology; Program in Animal Science and Biotechnology; Program in Applied Life Chemistry; Program in Plant Microbiology; Program in Entomology; and Program in Biomodulation. The Department supports professors and graduate students' research activities with the Brain Korea 21 Projects implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
☎ +82-2-880-4901 200-6107
  • Program in Animal Science and Biotechnology
  • +82-2-880-4800
  • +82-2-873-2271
  • 200-4208
The animal biotechnology program integrates advanced biotechnology with traditional animal sciences. The goal of the animal biotechnology program is to educate, train, and prepare students to become successful leaders in the future of industrial and academic areas of animal science. In order to achieve this goal, teaching and research areas of focus include physiology, genetics, bioinformatics, reproduction, embryology, nutrition, microbiology, comparative immunology and environmental engineering. The laboratories, grouped into three areas representing animal genetic engineering, animal bio-resource engineering, and nutritional and environmental engineering, are conducting high quality researches through active interaction and collaboration among different laboratories.

The programs diversify and expand from the basic knowledge to several core areas of applied science as follows :
1) Animal genetics, reproduction and breeding, to improve animals’ genetic potential
2) Feeds and nutrition to improve animal productivity
3) Animal origin food production, including milk and meat science as well as functional food production
4) Environmental animal science to process animal waste efficiently

In addition, using the newest biotechnology, researchers are actively researching solutions to complex diseases and seeking to improve the quality of life through active collaboration with the medical, engineering, and biological sciences. Our researches are getting strong support from a broad range of industries, and our alumni are actively working in a wide range of private companies and research institutes.
Name Major TEL Email
Kim, Yoo Yong
Animal nutrition and biochemistry +82-2-880-4801 yooykim@snu.ac.kr
Heebal Kim
Bioinformatics & Population Genetics +82-2-880-4803 heebal@snu.ac.kr
Yun Cheol Heui
Animal Immunology +82-2-880-4802 cyun@snu.ac.kr
Baik Myunggi
Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology +82-2-880-4809 mgbaik@snu.ac.kr
Lee Chang-Kyu
Animal Reproduction & Transgenesis +82-2-880-4805 leeck@snu.ac.kr
Lim Jeong mook
Embryology & Stem Cell Biology +82-2-880-4806 limjm@snu.ac.kr
Jo Cheroun
Animal Origin Food Science +82-2-880-4804 cheorun@snu.ac.kr
Choi YunJaie
Animal Cell Biotechnology +82-2-880-4807 cyjcow@snu.ac.kr
Han Jae Yong
Animal Genetic Engineering +82-2-880-4810 jaehan@snu.ac.kr