Symposium Agenda in Hanoi & Recruiting Graduate Students at Sejong University

Symposium Agenda
Room 418 T1, VNU University of Science, 334 Nguyen Trai, Hanoi, Vietnam
Jan 16, 2014


Time Speaker Title
Welcome Speeches
AM 8:15-8:20 VNU-University of Science Welcome Speech
AM 8:20-8:30 Nguyen Quang Huy, Ph.D. Welcome Speech, Introduction
Session 1 (Chair: Seokmann Hong)
AM 8:30-8:50 Duk-Jae Oh, Ph.D. Introduction of research collaboration program
AM 8:50-9:10 Pham The Hai Ph.D. “ Initial development of a microbial fuel cell operated with iron-oxidizing bacteria to be used as a biosensor detecting iron in water ”
AM 9:10-9:30 Young-soo Kwon, Ph.D. “ Transcriptome-wide analysis of protein-RNA interactions ”
AM 9:30-9:50 Phi Quyet Tien, Ph.D. “Recent research cases for immobilization of enzymes on nanomaterials at Institute of Biotechnology-VAST”
AM 9:50-10:10 Na-Gyong Lee, Ph.D. “ A TLR4 agonist-based adjuvant for human vaccines ”
AM 10:10-10:30 Break time
Session 2 (Chair: Soon-Mi Shim)
AM 10:30-10:50 Ho Phu Ha Ph.D. (HUST) “Research and Development for Novel Foods at HUST”
AM 10:50-11:10 Su-Yong Lee, Ph.D. “ Eco-friendly processing for multi-functional food ingredients ”
AM 11:10-11:30 Hoang Quoc Truong, Ph.D. "Helper-dependent adenoviral vector in Gene Therapy"
AM 11:30-11:50 Soon-Mi Shim, Ph.D.    “Bioavailability and detoxifying effect of phytochemicals”
AM 11:50-12:10 Nguyen Lai Thanh, Ph.D. "Toxicity assessment of some common solvents on model of zebrafish embryonic development"
AM 12:10-2:00 Lunch time
PM 2:00-3:00 Discussion
PM 3:00-5:00 Interviewing with Graduate Students


Recruiting Graduate Students,
College of Life Sciences at Sejong University
Time and Date: 15.00-17.00 January 16, 2014
Address: Room 418-T1, University of Science - Vietnam National University 334 Nguyen Trai, Hanoi
1.     Dept. of Biotechnology
Laboratory (Professor) : Molecular Pharmacology (Na Gyong Lee, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master/Doctorate Integration program (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 spring or 2015 spring
Research area
  • Immune responses to human vaccines
  • Development of new vaccine adjuvants and human vaccines
Laboratory (Professor) : Cancer and Stem cell biology (Chun Jeih Ryu, Ph.D.)
Degree : Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 spring
Research area
  • Our lab is interested in studying various stem cells including human embryonic stem cells and cancer stem cells. Ongoing projects are the isolation and characterization of cell surface molecules on human embryonic stem cells and circulating tumor cells.
Laboratory (Professor) : Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Eun-Yi Moon, Ph.D.)
Degree : Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 spring or 2014 Fall / 2015 spring or 2015 Fall
Research area
  • Graduate students who study at the cellular and molecular physiology laboratory investigate ways to study cell migration of various cell types, tumor metastasis and inflammation, especially signal transduction, cytoskeletal reorganization and cytokine network using various in vitro and in vivo technologies. In addition, we develop anticancer drug and anti-inflammatory drug using various in vitro and in vivo assay methods.
Laboratory (Professor) : Aging and Stem cell therapy lab (Changsung Kim, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master / Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 Fall
Research area
  • Our lab focuses on a few sectors of research Area with modern stem cell technology. PI has deep knowledge in embryonic stem cell, iPSC, cardiac and neuronal disease pathology and physiology. Most of time we will use patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell to study human disease. Also we are increasing our research sector to use gene editing mediated stem cell therapy.
Laboratory (Professor) : Cellular and Molecular Immunology Lab (Seokman Hong, Ph.D.)
Degree : Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 Fall / 2015 spring
Research area
  • We are interested in studying the function of immune regulatory cells such as natural killer T cells and regulatory T cells in autoimmune and allergic diseases (experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, atopic dermatitis) using various gene-modified murine models.
Laboratory (Professor) : Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab  (Duk Jae Oh, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master (1 person) / Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 Fall / 2015 spring
Research area
  • Bioprocess development for animal cell technology including bioreactor operation, therapeutic protein production and collaboration with Korean industries
  • Gene therapy using non-viral gene delivery system
2.     Dept. of Food Science & Technology
Laboratory (Professor): Nano-Technology (Sang-Hoon Ko, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master  (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 Spring or Fall / 2015 spring
Research area
  • Graduate students who study at the Food Nanotechnology Laboratory investigate ways to improve bioavailability and bioactivity of food ingredients, especially functional foods using nano and microencapsulation technology. In addition, we develop prototype food products using value-added technologies.
Laboratory (Professor) : Food processing, Engineering, Rheology (Su-Yong Lee, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master (1 person)
Starting semester : 2014 Fall / 2015 spring or Fall
Research area
  • Environment-friendly cereal processing
  • Low-fat and low-calorie food applications
  • Novel food rheological technology
Laboratory (Professor): Food metabolism and Toxicology (Soon-Mi Shim, Ph.D.)
Degree : Master (1 person)/ Doctorate (1 person)
Starting semester : 2015 spring or Fall
Research area
  • Understanding aspects of absorption and metabolism of plant secondary metabolites. Particularly the flavonoids and phenolic acids, and how the metabolism influences biological effects.
  • Utilization of the systems of food processing to enhance bioavailability of plant secondary metabolites. Ultimately foremost to development of novel foods with enhanced health-related properties.
  • Understanding the impact of plant secondary metabolites on improving colon health.
  • Understanding how interactions between plant secondary metabolites con modify bioavailability and toxicity of toxic components found in food stuff, especially between flavonoids and heavy metals.