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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.
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  • Program in Applied Life Chemistry
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The applied life chemistry program (previously the agricultural chemistry program) covers both biotechnology and environmental sciences, which exist on the forefront of scientific research in the 21st century. Life chemistry is an advanced applied science, emphasizing the fundamental scientific principles and theories for the production and regulation of living organisms and their biochemical processes.

The applied life chemistry program can be divided into two disciplines: applied biochemistry and environmental chemistry. Applied biochemistry focuses on biochemistry, molecular biology, plant genomics and nutrition, natural product chemistry, microbial biotechnology, and structural biology. Environmental chemistry focuses on soil chemistry and physics, ecological chemistry, pesticide chemistry and toxicology, and fertilizer science. The applied life chemistry program provides a broad spectrum of education to understand biological phenomena and processes, and ecological environments both as a foundation for agricultural production and as habitats of living organisms. The education provided in this program can be further applied to industries in agriculture and other closely related areas.
Name Major TEL Email
Minkyun Kim
Plant Genomics & Nutrition +82-2-880-4641 mkkim3@snu.ac.kr
Euiyoung Bae
Biophysical Chemistry +82-2-880-4648 bae@snu.ac.kr
Chanseok Shin
Biochemistry +82-2-880-4643 cshin@snu.ac.kr
Ki-Bong Oh
Microbial Biotechnology +82-2-880-4646 ohkibong@snu.ac.kr
Sangkee Rhee
Structural Biology +82-2-880-4647 srheesnu@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Young Hun Song
Plant Molecular Biology +82-2-880-4649 younghsong@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Goontaek Lee
Soil Chemistry +82-2-880-4645 gtlee@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Kwon, Yonghoon
Organic Chemistry +82-2-880-4642 y_kwon@snu.ac.kr
Assistant Professor
Min, Kyungjin
Biogeochemistry +82-2-880-4644 kjmin@snu.ac.kr