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Consortium in Agricultural Biotechnology

Consortium in Agricultural Biotechnology

  • TEL +82-2-880-4901, 4902
  • FAX +82-2-873-2039
  • EMAIL agbiotech@plaza.snu.ac.kr
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As 30 faculty members of the Department of Agriculture Biotechnology devoted their endless effort to develop the consortium, six-year annual grant amounting 2.2 million USD is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology since 2006.

The realization of research areas and goals, described in the section pertaining to the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, is supplemented by research grants from industries totaling roughly 0.7 million USD per year. The consortium supports graduate students enrolled in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology with research assistantships, overseas travel grants to participate in international meetings, and long term study fellowships in internationally renowned universities. Providing post doctoral training and employment opportunities as research professors is an additional goal of the consortium. A number of research professors and postdoctoral fellows are currently affiliated with the consortium.
Research Team for Crop Genomics and Breeding

Research Team for Crop Genomics and Breeding

  • TEL +82-2-880-4566
  • FAX +82-2-873-2056
  • EMAIL heejlee@snu.ac.kr
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The goal of the team is to foster the experts with fundamental knowledges and technologies of crop genomics and breeding who will work on the future growth engines‘ seed industry’. Five professors and 30 graduate students and researchers of Department of Plant Science are participating to the research and development on the analysis of genomic information, molecular marker development, genetic mapping, search for gene functions, and interpretations of inheritance and metabolic pathways. Through the research and development, and fostering the experts, breeding for valuable agronomic and horticultural crops will greatly be accelerated. And the trained young scientists will actively contribute to reinforce global competitiveness of our seed industry.

Lignocellulosic Biomass-Based Advanced Eco-Materials Technology Team

Lignocellulosic Biomass-Based Advanced Eco-Materials Technology Team

  • TEL +82-2-880-4793
  • FAX +82-2-873-2318
  • EMAIL hjokim@snu.ac.kr
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Lignocellulosic Biomass-Based Advanced Eco-Materials Technology Team is composed of 6 faculties and 27 involved graduate students in Program in Enviromental Materials Science. The team focuses on training excellent researchers in the field of utilizing the Lignocellulosic Biomass. The project team is divided into 3 categorized team which are: the Bio-composites and Bio-refinery team, the Performance of Lignocellulosic Biomass Materials team, and the Merialization based on cellulose team. And, the team is constructing a close cooperative system by configuring with dozens of industry and research institutions, and seven of the foreign Universities network. The project team is researching not only the traditional forest product but also on the high-value-added substances and material that can be obtained from lignocellulosic biomass. These researches are aim for having excellent research achievements in high-tech industries of energy, cosmetics, electronics, automotive, etc. Especially, the team is trying to establish a global mindset and to improve the quality of research by building up excellent researchers from providing opportunities for participating and presenting in the internationally renowned conference. In addition, the provisions are established to provide the holistic education to the participating graduate students to take/complete variety of training programs in and outside of school.

Regional Quantitative Analysis Research Group

Regional Quantitative Analysis Research Group

The“Regional Quantitative Analysis Research Group”is in the Program of Regional Information at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development. The research group composed of five professors including BK research professor and 20 Master and Ph.D. graduate students in the field of Regional and Spatial Economics, Regional Development and Planning, Sustainable Development, Regional Information System, and Regional Industry and Business. This group strongly emphasizes on education and research in the development of quantitative tools for regional economic analysis and application in spatial and industrial policies. The educational and training program involves in spatial general equilibrium and econometric models, regional economic valuation, and data-mining methods. The graduate students are financially supported for their education and research, as well as participation in the international conferences and training and internship at the domestic and foreign universities and institutions. The graduate students in this group are expected to contribute in solving regional development issues with quantitative tools and micro and macro economic background of spatial theory.

Global Leadership Program towards Green Infrastructure Innovation

Global Leadership Program towards Green Infrastructure Innovation

This research team consists of two professors from the College of Agriculture and Sciences, one professor from the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, and 16 doctoral students from the Interdisciplinary Program in Landscape Architecture. It provides a strong interdisciplinary education and research environment for landscape architecture, environmental studies, ecology, and urban design.
Green infrastructure study requires an interdisciplinary approach to its analysis, monitoring, assessment and planning, because research issues often face complex elationships
among social, ecological and environmental aspects. The objective of this research team lies in the training of highly capable researchers who will be able to contribute owards the betterment of overall human welfare and the global environment. Therefore, this program not only focuses on providing a sound foundation for interdisciplinary ducation and research in landscape architecture, ecology and urban design, it also provides students with opportunities for industry-university collaboration and international programs engagement.