|Title||SKKU-SOM wins the MRC Project|
SKKU-SOM selected for MRC Project
SKKU-SOM was selected as the hosting institution for MRC (Medical Research
Center) Projected supported
by the National Research Foundation and the
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. The MRC project is a large-scale
grant project to develop high-quality research outputs in the field of Basic
Medical Sciences. The selected project is " Single Cell Network Research
Center" (Prof. Kyeung Min Joo). The major focus of the project is to
elucidate mechanisms of tumor initiation/progression and cell
differentiation/regeneration by utilizing single cell analysis techniques.
The three main contents of the research projects are as below:
1. Upgrade of singe cell analysis technology
2. Investigation of intra-tumoral heterogeneity via single cell analysis
3. Regeneration and differentiation research based on single cell analysis
The project began on December 1, 2016 and it will continue for 7 years
with annual grant of approximately 850,000 USD. "Single Cell Network
Research Center" looks forward to collaborating with different
institutions around the globe to develop research in single cell analysis.
Some of the expected contribution of this project is to provide drug
development platform to pharmacological companies through the in silico disease
models reconstituted by single cell analysis on diseases and to implement the
single cell reconstitution models for intra-tumoral heterogeniety to other
human diseases such as cardiac and neurological disorders.