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Department of Food and Animal Biotechnology

The mission of the Department of Food and Animal Biotechnology involves the research and education of biotechnologies regarding food and animal resources. The major emphasis of food biotechnology is to study advanced technology related to human health and the food industry. Thus, the mission of the food biotechnology program is to educate students to serve in the field throughout the world. The primary objective of the animal biotechnology program is to educate students to reach leadership positions for the 21st century in the field of animal biotechnology.

Our research is focused on the development of bio-resources and bio-reactors as well as technology to uncover complicated diseases in animals and humans. This program trains the students to be food technologists and engineers equipped with chemical and biological fundamentals and engineering methodology for a comprehensive understanding of the physicochemical properties of foods, processing and preservation of food materials, and biotechnological applications.

The animal biotechnology major integrates the newest technologies into traditional animal science. The principal educational objective of the department is to mold successful leaders in the future industries and academics related to food and animal biotechnology.
☎ +82-2-880-4869 200-4208 http://fabio.snu.ac.kr
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  • 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
Han Jae Yong
Animal Genetic Engineering +82-2-880-4810 jaehan@snu.ac.kr
Lim Jeong mook
Embryology & Stem Cell Biology +82-2-880-4806 limjm@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Yoo Yong
Animal nutrition and biochemistry +82-2-880-4801 yooykim@snu.ac.kr
Lee Chang-Kyu
Animal Reproduction & Transgenesis +82-2-880-4805 leeck@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
Jo Cheroun
Animal Origin Food Science +82-2-880-4804 cheorun@snu.ac.kr
Kim Younghoon
Animal Microbiology +82-2-880-4808 ykeys2584@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Kyung-Rok Yu
Animal Cell Biotechnology +82-2-880-4807 cellyu@snu.ac.kr