D3. Biology, Bioengineering, and Medical Science

The Biology, Bioengineering and Medical Science group aims to bring together Korean and European scientists working in various fields of Life and Medical Sciences-related research, encourage communication, strengthen global networks, and develop joint research projects. To further maximize such opportunities, we have organized three sessions jointly with the Physics and Mathematics group, as we believe life science and health care data are one of the key applications in other allied fields. The sessions will be organized in different categories as listed below:

Programme Committee

PROF. MOK, K. Hun (목 헌)
Trinity College Dublin
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DR. NAM, Kiwoong (남기웅)
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
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Date / Time 2019-07-17 13:00   --   15:30
Room 5.03
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. OH, Yoojin (Elise-Richter Fellow, Institute of Biophysics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) CONVENER
To replacement of traditional bioassays for reliable quantification is important in biotechnology and pharmacology and increasingly coupled with a demand for ultra-sensitivity, nanoscale resolution, and minute sample amounts. Nano-bio technology provides new structured materials that can be applied to develop advanced instrumentation for biomedical diagnostics, and new bio-molecules with novel properties which can be applied to obtain new performance in sensing techniques. This session will provide a multidisciplinary approach to state-of-the-art applications of nano-bio-sensing including a wide range of application areas, patient diagnosis, as well as designing innovative bio-sensing techniques.
  • PROF. PARK, Sungsu (Sungkyunkwan University) [ 13:00 - 13:25 ]
    Title: Understanding cancer drug resistance based on tumor niche reconstituted by microfluidics and 3D bioprinting
  • PROF. JEON, Noo Li (Department Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic Of Korea) [ 13:25 - 13:45 ]
    Title: Vascularized Tumor Spheroids for Drug Screening
  • DR. RHO, Hoon Suk (Instructive Biomaterials Engineering, Merln Institute For Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University, The Netherlands) [ 13:45 - 14:05 ]
    Title: Proteins and Cells on Chips: Microfluidic devices for biological applications
  • DR. OH, Yoojin (Institute Of Biophysics, Johannes Kepler University Linz) [ 14:05 - 14:20 ]
    Title: Force Spectroscopy and Recognition Imaging: Quantifying Binding Strength and Affinity on the Single-Molecule Level
  • PROF. JOO, Chirlmin (Kavli Institute Of Nanoscience And Department Of Bionanoscience, Delft University Of Technology) [ 14:20 - 14:40 ]
    Title: Paving the way to single-molecule protein sequencing
  • DR. LEE, Sejeong (University Of Oxford) [ 14:40 - 15:00 ]
    Title: A single-molecule approach to reveal the molecular mechanism behind bacterial membrane permeability
  • DR. LEE, Yongchan (Max Planck Institute Of Biophysics) [ 15:00 - 15:20 ]
    Title: Cryo-EM reveals the mechanisms of human membrane transporters
  • MR. KIM, Daebin (Heinrich-heine-university Duesseldorf) [ 15:20 - 15:30 ]
    Title: Analysis of indirect calorimetry with wild-type mice and Tbc1d4-deficient mice by using TSE metabolic cages
Date / Time 2019-07-17 16:00   --   17:15
Room 5.12
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. KANG, Kyongok (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany) CONVENER
This topic is a continuation of a previous session, organized in the EKC2018 conference in Glasgow, with the title “Cellular Recognitions in BioNano Interfaces”, targeting cell-recognition and engineering of bio-nano interfaces. The session aims to highlight current developments in flexible 3D connections between external electronics devices and cells, which underlie the success of implants. One of frontier research fields where such (organic-based) devices are used involves stimulation and recording of brain activity and their performance in neural tissue. The softness and flexibility of the eternal device that is implanted into the brain tissue as well as the materials properties determine the long-term response of cells after insertion of the device. These properties of the external device determine the nature of the connection with cells, as well as the time period over which an implant is active and effective. Various materials have been proposed, including coating and tagging of cell membranes. The session also embraces molecular processes involved in cell-recognition and cell-cell interactions in broader fields of research, including (biomimetic) experiments, simulations, and mathematical modeling.
  • DR. WILLIAMSON, Adam (Aix-Marseille University, France) [ 16:00 - 16:25 ]
    Title: Organic Neuroprosthetics
  • DR. YEO, Sang-hoon (University Of Birmingham) [ 16:25 - 16:40 ]
    Title: The role of gaze in bimanual reaching movement
  • DR. KO, Hee Kyoung (University Of Oxford) [ 16:40 - 16:50 ]
    Title: Mapping response properties in lateral intraparietal area (LIP) of the rhesus macaque
  • MR. HAHNLOSER, Richard (Eth Zurich) [ 16:50 - 16:58 ]
    Title: Neural ensemble dynamics during vocal learning
  • MR. KIM, Jin Min (University Of Birmingham) [ 16:58 - 17:06 ]
    Title: Mirror feedback modulates temporal and spatial aspects of bimanual coordination.
  • DR. KANG, Kyongok (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany) [ 17:06 - 17:15 ]
    Title: 3D Flow Responses of Orientational Textures and Velocity Profiles of Charged DNA-virus Suspensions
Date / Time 2019-07-17 16:00   --   17:15
Room 5.03
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. RYU, Je-kyung (MSC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of Technology, the) CONVENER
After Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) developed, and Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohre won the Nobel prize in 1986 for the development of SPM. Scanning probe microscopy has been largely developed not only for chemistry, physics, and material Sciences, but also for biology. Especially, for biology, numerous applications has been shown such as cellular or molecular imaging, force-spectroscopy to understand folding and unfolding, mechanical measurement, and etc. Because of huge contrast and high resolution, AFM is a leading-edge technology to visualize bio materials or to measure biophysical properties in biological materials. In this session, we will talk about bio AFM with various applications. Various scopes of biology applications will be introduced from molecular imaging to cell imaging. In addition, we will also show single protein imaging and state-of-the-art protein-protein interaction measurement.
  • PROF. HINTERDORFER, Peter (Institute For Biophysics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Gruberstr. 40, A-4020 Linz, Austria) [ 16:00 - 16:25 ]
    Title: Antibody Walking on Membranes filmed with High-Speed AFM
  • DR. RYU, Je-kyung (Department Of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute Of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University Of Technology, The Netherlands) [ 16:25 - 16:40 ]
    Title: AFM imaging of SMC-proteins mediated DNA loop extrusion
  • DR. YANG, Jinsung (Université Catholique De Louvain, Louvain Institute Of Biomolecular Science And Technology, 1348 Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium) [ 16:40 - 17:00 ]
    Title: Deciphering attachment of rotavirus to cell surface by AFM-combined confocal microscopy
  • MR. JEONG, Moon Kwang (Max Planck Institute For Intelligent Systems) [ 17:00 - 17:15 ]
    Title: A Magnetic Actuation System for the Active Microrheology in Soft Biomaterials
Date / Time 2019-07-18 09:00   --   11:30
Room 5.03
Conveners / Chairs
  • PROF. MOK, K. Hun (Trinity College Dublin) CONVENER
  • DR. NAM, Kiwoong (INRA) COCHAIR
A large part of modern scientific research (especially in the disciplines of biomedicine and/or the life sciences) is heavily dependent upon the acquisition / utilization / processing / interpretation of new technologies and novel methodologies. Such means and tools of R&D result in the generation of data much richer, broader and comprehensive than ever imagined. We will use this session to provide an introductory “travelogue” of different technologies that may be accessed and utilized by medical / biological scientists in their current/future endeavours. The session will consist of internationally-renowned academics in their respective biomedical and/or life sciences platform technologies (for example, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, stem cells, cytometry, spectroscopy, microscopy, or electromagnetic radiation-based diffraction). The rest of the time will be short or lightning talks given by members who have submitted abstracts. The session will be a total of 150 min.
  • DR. LEE, Joo-hyeon (Wellcome Trust – Mrc Stem Cell Institute, University Of Cambridge) [ 09:00 - 09:25 ]
    Title: Stem Cells and Their Dynamic Niche in Lung Repair and Regeneration
  • DR. HEO, Inha (Johnson & Johnson, Belgium) [ 09:25 - 09:45 ]
    Title: Modelling Cryptosporidium infection in human small intestinal and lung organoids
  • DR. WON, Kyoung Jae (U Of Copenhagen) [ 09:45 - 10:05 ]
    Title: Gene network reconstruction using single cell transcriptomic data reveals key factors for autophagic process
  • PROF. JU, Young Seok (Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology) [ 10:15 - 10:40 ]
    Title: Tracing Oncogene Rearrangements in the Mutational History of Lung Adenocarcinoma
  • DR. BAE, Hansol (Mosspiration Biotech) [ 10:40 - 10:55 ]
    Title: Lipid Droplet: A one-stop shop for fragrance biosynthesis and transport
  • DR. NAM, Kiwoong (Inra) [ 10:55 - 11:10 ]
    Title: Application of high-end sequencing technologies
  • PROF. MOK, K. Hun (Trinity College Dublin) [ 11:10 - 11:30 ]
    Title: Protein-Fatty Acid Complexes that Exhibit Tumoricidal Activity: From Basic Research to Clinical Trials
Date / Time 2019-07-18 15:30   --   18:00
Room 5.03
Conveners / Chairs
  • PROF. MOK, K. Hun (Trinity College Dublin) CONVENER
  • DR. NAM, Kiwoong (INRA) COCHAIR
Significant advances in biomedicine and bioengineering have led to results directly / potentially impacting on patients, and this has been reflected in the previous EKC events through talks/posters by junior (trainee) doctors, postdoctoral scientists, postgraduate students, and medical students covering a wide range of specialties / diseases and treatments / research and development areas. In the current session, we aim to provide a forum to discuss research topics through short and concise (“lightning”) presentations, supplemented by a poster session where others interested in further discussion may continue to exchange ideas. We start the session with a plenary talk by an internationally-renowned academic in the medical engineering field, The session will be a total of 150 min.
  • PROF. LEE, Seunghwan (Technical University Of Denmark) [ 15:30 - 15:55 ]
    Title: ArthroLube: Injectable lubricants for prosthetic joint implants
  • DR. JUNG, Mira (Institute Of Molecular And Translational Therapeutic Strategies (imtts), Ifb-tx, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany) [ 15:55 - 16:10 ]
    Title: Natural compound library screening identifies new molecules for the treatment of cardiac fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction
  • DR. SHIN, Hyun Kil (Korea Institute Of Toxicology) [ 16:10 - 16:25 ]
    Title: 5α-reductase inhibitor classification model development based on machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • MR. LEE, Yongjae (Institute Of Structural Analysis, Tu Dresden) [ 16:25 - 16:40 ]
    Title: Utilization of a computational cardiac electromechanics for mechano-electric feedback
  • MISS. KWON, Jaedeok (University Of Glasgow) [ 16:50 - 17:05 ]
    Title: Pathogen mimetics activate MAP kinase signalling and induce inflammatory molecules in microglia
  • MISS. KIM, Jangmi (Institut Pasteur) [ 17:05 - 17:20 ]
    Title: Measuring notch signaling range during bristle patterning in drosophila
  • MISS. SO, Yunjeong (Lund University) [ 17:20 - 17:35 ]
    Title: The effects of uncommonly used horticultural plant materials on the diversity of gut microbiota and lipid peroxidation in mice model
  • DR. JUNG, Eun Suk (Department Of Internal Medicine And Institute Of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College Of Medicine, Seoul, Korea | Institute Of Clinical Molecular Biology, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany) [ 17:35 - 17:50 ]
    Title: Identification of genetic markers associated with intestinal Behçet’s disease using genome-wide association and HLA analyses
  • DR. LEE, Seung-hun (Jacobs University Bremen) [ 17:50 - 18:05 ]
    Title: Brewing Less- and Enhanced-caffeinated Coffee by Using Cold Brew Method
Date / Time 2019-07-17 13:00   --   14:15
Room 5.04
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. CHOI, Yoon Hong (Public Health England) CONVENER
  • PROF. LEE, Jeehyun (Yonsei University) COCHAIR
Mathematical models have been widely used in studying various infectious diseases of humans and animals for a long time. These models are useful to understand nature of complex mechanisms of infectious diseases. Findings of these understanding are essential to investigate potential impact of interventions to reduce burden of diseases during government policy decision making processes. Due to the complex nature of these infectious diseases, cost effectiveness analyses of such intervention are essential to maximize benefit of these interventions with limited government budget. In this session, various examples of mathematical models of infectious diseases will be introduced and potential collaborations in this subject between Europe and South Korea will be discussed.
  • PROF. FLASCHE, Stefan (London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) [ 13:00 - 13:20 ]
    Title: Optimising pneumocococcal vaccination strategies and the use of mathematical models
  • PROF. LEE, Jeehyun (Department Of Mathematics & Department Of Computational Science & Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea) [ 13:20 - 13:40 ]
    Title: A hierarchical nonlinear mixed effects models for HIV infection
  • PROF. PARK, Sun Hee (Division Of Infectious Diseases, Department Of Internal Medicine, College Of Medicine, The Catholic University Of Korea, Seoul, Republic Of Korea) [ 13:40 - 14:00 ]
    Title: The impact of demographic changes on varicella and herpes zoster epidemiology in the era of universal varicella vaccination in South Korea
  • PROF. SHIM, Jung‐uk (University of Leeds) [ 14:00 - 14:10 ]
    Title: Microfluidic approach to Facilitate Novel Way to Biology and beyond
  • DR. CHOI, Yoon Hong (Public Health England) [ 14:10 - 14:15 ]
    Title: Exsamples of mathematical modelling work informed the UK Vaccination Policies
Date / Time 2019-07-17 14:15   --   15:30
Room 5.04
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. CHOI, Yoon Hong (Public Health England) CONVENER
Various emerging infectious pathogens such as Ebola, Zika, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona virus (MERS-CoV) are being studied in many parts of the world. Much of these pathogens are, however, poorly defined so far. This lack of information on these pathogens often causes not only morbidity and mortality among infected individuals but also huge social and economic damages like the MERS-CV outbreak occurred in South Korea in 2015. In order to reduce potential damages, many aspects of these pathogens are being studied including epidemiology of those pathogens, detection of infected individuals, contact patterns, development of medical treatment an vaccines, real-time modelling of outbreaks, modelling potential impact of counter measures such as school closures, and so on. In this session, researchers from Europe and South Korea will share their researches on these aspects and discuss potential collaborations between them.
  • DR. ANDRE, Charlett (Public Health England) [ 14:15 - 14:35 ]
    Title: Responding to a Pandemic Influenza
  • MR. KIM, Juhyeon (Korea Institute Of Science And Technology Information) [ 14:35 - 14:50 ]
    Title: Utilizing news article data to predict infectious disease outbreak and spread
  • DR. LEE, Seung Seo (University Of Southampton) [ 14:50 - 15:05 ]
    Title: Novel strategies to tackle antimicrobial resistance
  • DR. NAM, Kiwoong (Inra) [ 15:05 - 15:15 ]
    Title: What determines adaptive evolutionary rates?
  • DR. SEUNGMIN, Han (Wellcome Trust–medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute, University Of Cambridge) [ 15:15 - 15:25 ]
    Title: A multidisciplinary approach to defining the identity and dynamics of adult gastric isthmus stem cells
  • DR. CHOI, Yoon Hong (Public Health England) [ 15:25 - 15:30 ]
    Title: Discussions
Date / Time 2019-07-18 16:45   --   18:00
Room 5.18
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. CHOI, Heungjae (Ser Cymru Research Fellow, Cardiff University) CONVENER
  • DR. CHOI, Jung Han (IC-Design Project Manager, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI) CONVENER
Rapid advances in semiconductor integration technologies, high frequency materials and electronics, and the next generation wired and wireless communication system allow us to do many things that have not been possible before, for example, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and high-speed lower-power data centers. In parallel to this, the unique properties of electromagnetic waves enables the use of RF and Microwave technology as a platform for interdisciplinary research projects on healthcare applications and biology studies in tackling global challenges such as non-invasive physiological signal monitoring. This session not only focuses on RF and microwave circuits and system design for the next generation wireless and wired communications, but also aims to invite researchers involved in interdisciplinary research projects who work with RF and microwave engineers.
  • PROF. HONG, Songcheol (EE School, KAIST) [ 16:45 - 17:05 ]
    Title: Noise reduction techniques for human vital-signal radar sensors
  • DR. KIM, Dongsu (Korea Electronics Technology Institute) [ 17:05 - 17:20 ]
    Title: Embedded Packaging Technologies for Microwave and mmWave Applications
  • DR. JEONG, Junhyung (Chonbuk National University) [ 17:20 - 17:35 ]
    Title: A Return Loss Equalizer Using Non-reciprocal Device for In-band Full-duplex RF Front-end
  • DR. CHOI, Heungjae (School Of Engineering, Cardiff University) [ 17:35 - 17:45 ]
    Title: Portable Microwave Power Excitation System Based on Substrate Integrated Waveguide Resonator for Rapid DNA Release
  • DR. CHOI, Jung Han (Fraunhofer Heinrich-hertz Institute, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin, Germany) [ 17:45 - 18:00 ]
    Title: Ultra low-power high-speed IC and high-frequency packages for optical communication transceivers