Changwon National University's Nanobio Research Team has developed a system that can identify the location of prostate cancer cells using light-emitting nanoparticles. The system can even identify the cancer during surgery and was the subject of an article in the Korea Research Foundation webzine. The results have broken the notion of cancer treatment because, before, it was thought to be difficult to kill both cancer and normal cells. Due to the unique research capabilities of the business team and a systematic education system, killing specific cells is now possible. The English Campus Journal of Changwon University will introduce the research team of Changwon University, the leader of nanobiotechnology research, and interview with the professor Lee Yong il, the business team leader.
Q : Please introduce yourself briefly and the Nanobio research team at Changwon University.
Lee : Hello. I’m a chemistry professor at Changwon University and a business manager of the Nanobiotech team. I’m I majored in Polymer Science and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, USA, and developed technologies for the Mars probes. I had an award-winning career
of during 2009 and was awarded the Benedetti-Pichler Award and the Korean Chemical Society's Analytical Chemistry Award. Changwon National University Nanobiotechnology Research Team consists of students and professors who are suitable conduct various researches and publish more than 15 SCI papers in international journals per year. The business team's vision is to cultivate professional manpower with advanced analysis technology research that will lead to new science and technology.
Q : Is there any difficulty in conducting the research?
Lee : The difficulty is that I do not have my own life. I should be the advisor and be responsible for leading students and helping them economically. Science is developing very fast and no one knows how to develop. So, on the weekend, we are experimenting with new materials and researching future topics with students during the day and night. As a result, through these efforts, the research results were 100% theoretically established through animal experiments and cell experiments. They then developed cancer treatments and issued international patents. Now I have to apply my research ideas to the human body, but I still have a long way to go.
Q : Finally, do you have what you want to tell students about?
Lee : I want to tell students to do what they want to do. I am still studying, and if I have a good research idea, I can’t think of it in my mind. Could not the creative thinking of doing something voluntarily have made the results of the present study? Also, we have to worry about what will happen in the future rather than being faithful now. Will it really happen that students build homes on Mars I think dreams will come true soon. Through autonomous exploration and the creation of new ideas, we will have to make steady efforts to become better fit for a changing age.
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By Lee Yeon-ju, cub-reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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