What is New Biology?
The term “New Biology” has been adopted from “A NEW BIOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY,” a report published by the National Research Council of the United States National Academies in 2009. The report describes New Biology as follows: “A New Biology approach–one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers–be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized bio fuel production, and improvement in human health.”

DGIST’s New Biology strongly encourages students to create new academic trends in convergence biological science by establishing new paradigms in related fields to systematically analyze, understand, and explore complex biological phenomena.

Towards Our Science beyond My Science

  • Companionship: Introduction of convergence learning from bonding through science culture and education based on mutual respect among members and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Wall-less Operation: Create agora type for establishing borderless education and research culture, and participating convergence research by sharing expertise, intelligence, and facilities.
  • Boundary-less thinking and Challenge: Cultivation of world-class talents and creation of a new paradigm for next-generation biological sciences for the advancement of humanity

Specialized Research Fields
The followings are research fields specialized in the Department of New Biology.

  • Aging Biology: Creation and implementation of new paradigm for the aging process of organisms through multi-dimensional systems biology.
  • NanoBio Imaging: Development of high-resolution nanobio imaging devices with excellent dynamic and chemical properties, and the application of these devices to the understanding of biological phenomena in terms of nanomaterial, organelle, cell, and cell network.
  • Systems and Complex Biology: Utilization of techniques in processing and analyzing big data information at the complex network level based on bioinformatics and systems biology.
  • Bio-sustainability Biology: Development of strategies for organisms in response to global environment changes (global warming, droughts), advent of the space age, energy depletion, and food shortage, and research for the survival of humanity in extreme conditions and outer space.

Learn more about the research in New Biology at DGIST.

Convergence with Other Disciplines

  • Participation in education and research aimed at acquiring groundbreaking technology to contribute to sustainable humanity (food, energy, medicine, environment, etc.) based on matrix-structured interdisciplinary pursuits with other departments at DGIST
  • Engagement in convergence research projects across various disciplines including nanobio, IT convergence, robot systems, and energy: for example,
    1. Nerve Aging and Regeneration Research (DGIST Flagship)
    2. Big Data Convergence Supercomputing
    3. Space Farm
    4. Quantitative Measurements and Control of Human Body Activities Including Aging
    5. New Habitat

Admissions Process
1. Interview (20 min)
Qualification evaluation of personality, leadership, communication skills including English, creativity, and knowledge required for study of convergence biology.

2. Oral Presentation
Each applicant will be asked to give a 30 min presentation, which includes a 10 min Q & A. Presentation topic will be announced on the day of the presentation.

3. Group Discussion
A number of applicants will have discussion about a topic. Faculty members will evaluate discussion skills and active participation.

※ Accommodation can be provided if needed.
※ Applicants should arrive 30 min before the interview that takes place at 9:00am.
※ Detailed guidelines will be provided prior to the interview.