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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 Plant Microbiology
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The Applied Biology Program of CALS provides students with high quality education and research opportunities in both applied and basic areas, primarily related to agriculturally-important organisms and their management in order to promote the stability of agricultural production.

The undergraduate programs, including entomology and plant microbiology, have recently put more emphasis on the application of cutting-edge sciences and technologies, such as molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology, in order to establish a new paradigm of sustainable agriculture and environment as well as to address practical aspects of plant disease and pest management.

The program in plant microbiology offers courses on the basic and applied aspects of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes as plant pathogens, the development mechanisms of plant disease, disease epidemiology, mycotoxicology, and environmentally important soil microorganisms. In the entomology program, education and research are offered in the areas of insect systematics, ecology and population dynamics, insect physiology, insect molecular biology and biotechnology, and bioactive natural products.
Name Major TEL Email
Kim, Kook-Hyung
Plant Virology +82-2-880-4677 kookkim@snu.ac.kr
Lee, Yong-Hwan
Plant Fungal Pathology +82-2-880-4674 yonglee@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Son, Ho Kyoung
Physiological Plant Pathology +82-2-880-4681 hogongi7@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Kim, Kwang-Hyung
Plant Disease Ecology Lab +82-2-880-4672 sospicy77@snu.ac.kr
Assistant Professor
Lee, Jae Hoon
Clinical Plant Pathology +82-2-880-4685 jaehoon@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Chang-Sik Oh
Plant Bacteriology +82-2-880-4676 cso35@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Sohn Kee Hoon
Plant Immunity +82-2-880-4673 keehoon.sohn@snu.ac.kr