The Center for NanoMedicine(CNM) was established by the Korean government to ambitiously promote basic science in Korea and is the first worldclass basic science research institute in Korea that was established by after closely benchmarking Max Planck Institute in Germany
We, the director and faculties of the Center for NanoMedicine(CNM), strive to promote the highest quality of research that will nurture the current global basic science and generate new opportunities for the future. We pursue excellence in science and our goal is to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to train the tomorrow’s leading scientists.
The Center for NanoMedicine(CNM) aims to establish a foundation for future oriented convergence science and to create new science with themes of nanomaterials and biological systems. Its goal is to introduce new possibilities to the scientific community by developing nanomaterials capable of monitoring and understanding biological phenomena with ultimate precision and accuracy.
The Center for NanoMedicine(CNM) provides a cutting edge education and training in nanoscience and nanomedicine. It offers three types of education programs to the undergraduate students in order to provide true learning experiences: Nobel Series, Science Mentoring Program, and Enrichment Program.
The Center for NanoMedicine(CNM) hosts a variety of events from academia symposium to leadership seminars in order to foster scientific leaders with global minds at the highest intellectual level. It also engages in cooperative programs with worldwide research Institutions and universities to expand future opportunities.
“Center Without Barrier”
The philosophy of the IBS Hall is to promote interdisciplinary research in a variety of scientific disciplines. Elimination of physical barriers and leading to collaboration and creative research are key idea. Our lab spaces are intentionally modeled on a residential open-concept design. Open-concept designs remove barriers that usually separate distinct areas of a residence, creating one unified space.
Traditional designs for research facilities separate research groups into different laboratory spaces and offices based on researcher specialization. The physical separation of researchers can hinder collaboration and cross-disciplinary work. The IBS Hall is mindfully designed to remove these physical barriers. By removing walls and emptying hallways, our laboratory zones are open spaces where our research teams have space to set up their own focused experiments and to pursue cross-project collaborations.
Our IBS Hall design enables intellectual discussion, exploration, and collaboration.
Our building incorporates more casual group areas into our design: Creative Stairways, Commons, and Lounges.
These spaces organically link the more specialized areas on each floor.
The creative spaces provide resting areas for researchers and remove barriers to free-flowing discussion and brainstorming.
Finally, the facade of the building itself continues the theme of open-space
Its glass windows enable warm natural light to embrace the building during the day and grants magnificent city-views at night.
Core facilities for interdisciplinary research of nanomedicine
Our center has established facilities and instrumentations from nanomaterials synthesis and characterization to micro/nano-fab facilities for device fabrication, and various biomedical applications.
1) Materials Core: Instrumentations for chemical synthesis, purification, and characterizations
TEM, SEM, XRD, VSM, NMR, HPLC, GCMS, etc.
2) Biomedical Core: Instrumentations for cell and animal works, optical microscopes, and purification
Animal lab, confocal microscope, TIRF, FACS, RT-PCR, X-CLARITY, Tissue slicer, Bio 3D printer, MRI, critical point dryer, patch clamp, pipette puller, FPLC, etc.
3) Fabrication Core: Clean room (ISO-1000) and instrumentations for micro/nano-fab and microfluidics
Clean room, photolithography, electron-beam lithography, sputter, evaporator, RIE, wet station, 3D printer, laser cutter, etc.