About BIO

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  • question icon Prerequistie knowledge or subjects down
    answer icon Prerequisite learning will be meaningless after all, but it will be a plus if you could think logically and ask your own biological questions.
  • question icon Social entrepreneurship fields related to my majors down
    answer icon There are several social firms related with biology which include conserve the biological resources or health business and the number of these social firms are getting increased
  • question icon Factors to consider in choosing a minor track [recommend minor tracks for each major track] down
    answer icon BIO track would suggest chemistry as the second track. It will help understand fundamental principles of molecular interactions and chemical reactions that constitute the phenomenon of life.
  • question icon Research topics of a laboratory, conditions of joining a laboratory, conditions of applying for a research intern down
    answer icon Homepage of department of biological sciences represent most of information about the laboratories. For detail information, we suggest to visit each laboratory's homepages linked at home page [bio.unist.ac.kr]. Regarding research intern in the laboratory, we recommend to contact to professors since each lab condition s would be vary in time.
  • question icon Research direction after entering graduate school down
    answer icon BIO track covers various research fields includng metabolic diseases, neurobiology, cancer biology, aging, development, protein structure and function.
  • question icon What is being taught, courses, prospects down
    answer icon Biological Sciences [BIO] track aims to help students understand what constitute life and how they are regulated at the levels of molecules, cells, tissues and organisms. You will also learn how to analyze and appreciate many aspects of life and even the real world from the standpoint of biologists. While basic sciences are more or less underrepresented at UNIST and in Korea, Life Science, in general, is one of the largest department in other well-established universities. Core courses for student on BIO track include Biochemistry [sophomore], Molecular Biology [sophomore],Cell Biology [junior], Developmental Biology [junior], Genetics [junior], Anatomy and Physiology [junior/senior] and Laboratory classes such as Biochemistry Laboratory [sophomore], Molecular Biology Laboratory [sophomore] and Cell Biology & Genetics Laboratory [junior]. Elective courses cover a range of biological sciences including Neurobiology [junior/senior], Immunology [senior], Biochemistry of Signal Transduction and Regulation [senior], Endocrinology and Metabolism [senior], Protein Science [junior], Microbiology [junior], Gene Expression [junior/senior]. If you want to know futher information about course works, please visit the following webpage of http://bio.unist.ac.kr/eng/pages/sub04_04.php
  • question icon I heard that UNIST differentiates itself from other universities in that its department of biological sciences treats engineering. Please explain. down
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    [BIO] That’s not correct. Among 29 full-time faculty members in SLS, 17 faculty members constitute BIO track to study biological science such as cancer biology, metabolism, neurodegenerative disease, and genome instability. Even many of faculty members on BME track rely on the basic biology but they take more technical approaches to address biological questions.

    [BME] School of Life Sciences of UNIST is supported by two majors, Biological Science [BIO] and Biomedical Engineering [BME]. The study of BIO includes several topics such as cell biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology and ecology. On the other hand, biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, the life science and healthcare. These engineers take engineering principles and apply them to biology and medicine. As two majors are placed in one school, academic curriculums of School of Life Sciences of UNIST could include more engineering courses.

  • question icon How he shcool is better than or distinguished from other universities. down
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    On top of the world-leading, quality science in BIO, there are many research opportunities that undergraduate students could actively participate in. If you feel interested in the research topic of a specific lab, arrange an interview with the professor and feel free to ask him/her your questions. The faculty members in BIO are kind, open-minded, and willing to discuss their science with you. This is a very unique atmosphere among other Korean universities.

  • question icon Which laboratory shouid I join if I have a research interest in Biomaterials? Should I major in Life Science or Chemistry? down
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    Several major could be relative to ‘Biomaterial’. Selection of your major depends on what you are interested in. If you are interested in developing new biomaterials, chemical engineering and material sciences are good candidates. On the other hand, if you like to use the biomaterials to build some devices, you could find a major in department of biological sciences. Currently, UNIST has student oriented programs which provides opportunities to participate in current research topics. The programs may help the selection of your major. Please don’t hesitate to contact faculty members if you need further information.

  • question icon I want to work in the Pharmaceutical sector and unsure of which tracks to choose. down
    answer icon You should definitely choose BIO track to understand the molecular and physiological processes during the pathogenesis of human diseases and to determine a specific, druggable target for the development of new medicine. Alternatively, you could also consider chemistry department if you are interested in developing chemicals of clinical importance
  • question icon Prospective jobs and recommended level of education[Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or Doctoral degree down
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    Please refer to a Korean website below for the current job market relevant to majors in life science. Obviously, MS or Ph.D will be better options if you would like to be involved in R&D process more professionally. [http://www.ibric.org/job/]

  • question icon What to prepare to go a graduate school down
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    Bio track covers various fields including metabolic diseases, neuro biology, cancer biology, aging, development, protein structure and function.