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Title Opening Ceremony of Single Cell Network Research Center
Name SKKUSOM Date  2017-03-29 Hit 769

 

Opening Ceremony of Single Cell Network Research Center

 

SKKU-SOM was selected as the hosting institution for the Medical Research Center (MRC) Project, which is supported by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. The MRC project is a large-scale grant project, which is developing 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.

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The project began on December 1, 2016, and it will progress for the next 7 years with annual grants of approximately 850,000 USD. Single Cell Network Research Center looks forward to collaborating with institutions around the globe to develop research in single cell analysis. One of the expected benefits of this project is to provide a drug development platform for 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.

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 The opening ceremony for the Single Cell Network Research Center was held on March 29 th to officially announce the opening of the research center. Dean Kyung Soo Lee, President Kyu Sang Chung, and senior managers from the National Research Foundation and Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning joined the ceremony and congratulated the researchers on winning the opportunity for high-impact research.

After the ceremony, a symposium was held to celebrate the opening of the research center. Renowned researchers in the field of single cell genomic research were invited to speak at the symposium. Over 100 participants joined the symposium and actively discussed current topics in the field of single cell network research. MRC will continue a series of symposiums regularly to share the research outputs of the center and also to collaborate with research partners around the globe.