Welcome to the NeuroPhotonics Lab
광주과학기술원 뉴로포토닉스 연구실은 생물학과 의학에서 아직까지 풀리지 않고 있는 암과 뇌질환 등의 난제를 해결하기 위하여 노력하고 있습니다. 임상의학에서 새로운 치료법을 개발하는데 있어서 작은 동물 모델을 이용하여 질병의 진행경과를 가시화 하거나 치료과정을 모니터링하는 기술은 특히 중요합니다. 이러한 목표를 위하여 저희 연구실에서는 살아있는 생체 내에서 (in vivo) 사용할 수 있는 혁신적인 광학 이미징 시스템과 방법론을 개발하고 있습니다. 첨단 의생명 광학 기술을 이용하여 분자, 세포, 조직-장기 및 전신 스케일에서의 기능성 이미징으로 기초 생물학과 중개 의학에 있어서 근원적인 통찰을 제시하는 것이 본 연구실이 추구하는 목표입니다.
My laboratory is driven to solve current outstanding problems in biomedicine such as neurovascular diseases by use of state-of-the-art neurophotonics technology. The visualization of disease progression and therapeutic monitoring of small animal models is critical for developing therapeutic strategies in clinical medicine. Towards this goal, we establish innovative in vivo optical imaging platforms and methodology by creating functional imaging technologies spanning molecular, cellular, tissue-organ, and whole-body scales using toolsets from biophotonics. Our approach will provide insights into basic biology and impact translational medicine.
11/05/21 [AWARD] Khuong Duy Mac has received Young Investigator's Award at SPIE - ABC 2021. The SPIE Advanced Biophotonics Conference 2021 has selected his research entitled, "Fast Volumetric Imaging with Line-scan Confocal Microscopy by an Electro - electro Tunable Lens". Many congratulations!!
10/27/21 [Journal Cover] Dr. Heejae Jeon’s paper was selected to the journal cover of the Nano Letters! Congratulations! (link: https://pubs.acs.org/toc/nalefd/21/20)
09/01/21 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes new MS students, Nguyen Tien Nhat from Hanoi University of Science and Technology BME and Jeong Myo Im from KonKuk University.
08/25/21 [PAPER] MM Qureshi, KD Mac, A. Kim, YR Kim, E. Chung,, " Enhancement of speckle contrast in vivo by combining linear-polarized laser light and analyzer" published in Current Optics and Photonics (IF: 0.660, JCR 2020)
08/20/21 [PAPER] H. Jeon, S. Kim,..., E. Chung*, S. Chang, and K. Kim, “ Optical Assessment of Tear Glucose by Smart Biosensor Based on Nanoparticle Embedded Contact Lens” accepted in Nano Letters (IF: 11.189, JCR 2020)
07/17/21 [PAPER] MM Qureshi, Y. Liu, KD Mac, M. Kim, AM Safi, E. Chung, ” Quantitative blood flow estimation in vivo by optical speckle image velocimetry” published in OPTICA (IF: 11.104, JCR 2020, TOP 2.56% in optics)
05/17/21 [PAPER] S. Park, J. Hwang, HJ Jeon, WR Bae, IK Jeong, TG Kim, J Kang, YG Han, E. Chung, DY Lee, " Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle-Containing Colorimetric Contact Lenses for Noninvasively Monitoring Human Tear Glucose" published in ACS Appl. Nano Mater. (IF: 5.097, JCR 2020)
03/25/21 [PAPER] B. Kim, M. Na, S. Park, K. Kim, J. Park, E. Chung*, S. Chang, and K. Kim, “ Open_top axially swept light-sheet microscopy” accepted in Biomedical Optics Express (IF: 3.732, JCR 2020)
03/08/21 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Jeong Myo Im who has a B.S. in Integrative Biomedical Science and Engineering at KonKuk University.
03/02/21 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new MS student, Brhanu Fentaw Znabu B.S in Biomedical Engineering at Jimma University, Republic of Ethiopia, Africa
03/02/21 [PEOPLE] A researcher, Farjana Hanif Proma, has been joined to work on an animal experiment after an M.S. in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Kookmin University.
03/02/21 [PEOPLE] A Post-Doc., M Mohiuddin Khan Shourav, has been joined to work on Optical Systems after Ph.D.. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kookmin University.
01/25/21 [PAPER] S. Yoo, G. Oh, J. Ahn, E. Chung*, “ Non-oncologic applications of nanomedicine-based phototherapy,” published in Biomedicines (IF: 4.1718, JCR 2019)
12/01/20 [PEOPLE] A Researcher, Seryeong Jin, has been joined to work on Pain Project after B.A. in the Department of Life Science at Chosun University.
11/10/20 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes the administrative staff, Seona Oh, has also joined to take care of administrative works for the pain project.
11/07/20 [AWARD] Muhammad Mohsin Qureshi has been awarded Young Investigator award at the Advanced Biophotonics Conference 2020 from Optical Society of Korea (한국광학회).
11/02/20 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Hyunjin Kim, who will start at SUNY.
07/10/20 [PAPER] Heejoo Cho’s Master’s Thesis work on, “Neurite growth of trigeminal ganglion neurons in vitro with near-infrared light irradiation” is accepted for publication in the Photochemistry and Photobiology B (IF: 4.383, JCR rank 13/71 in Biophysics). Many congratulations!
05/19/2020 [PAPER] S. Kim, E. Chung*, "Tear Glucose Measurement by Reflectance Spectrum of a Nanoparticle Embedded Contact Lens", Accepted for publication in Scientific Reports, (2020) (IF: 4.011)
02/20/20 [PEOPLE] The Bioscopy Lab welcomes a new MS student, Minsung Kim who complete her undergraduate from the department of chemistry at the Ewha Womans University
11/11/2019 [PAPER] H. Jeon, E. Chung*, “Laser speckle decorrelation time-based platelet function testing in microfluidic system” Accepted for publication in Scientific Reports, (2019) (IF: 4.011)
10/22/2019 [PAPER] H. Jeon, M. Qureshi, E. Chung*, "Optofluidic laser speckle image decorrelation analysis for the assessment of red blood cell storage", Accepted for publication in PLoS ONE, (2019) (IF: 2.740)
09/19/19 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new MS student, Khuong Duy Mac who complete his undergraduate from Vietnam from the department of Biomedical engineering.
09/02/19 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new MS student, Reham Shalaby who complete her undergraduate Internship from Egypt from the Faculty of Medicine and was a General practitioner in the ministry of health.
08/00/19 [PAPER] E. Chung*, "Photon mayhem: new directions in diagnostic and therapeutic photomedicine", Accepted for publication in Biomedical Engineering Letters, (2019)
08/01/19 [PAPER] Our group collaborative paper entitled “Fast and sensitive delineation of brain tumor with clinically compatible moxifloxacin labeling and confocal microscopy” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Biophotonics!
07/27/19 [PAPER] Praveen Poola review paper (with Dr. Imran Afzal and Young seung Yoo) entitled ìLight sheet microscopy for histopathology applicationsî is accepted in the journal Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL). Congratulations! Also, Prof. Chungís Editorial on the same issue as the Guest Editor ìPhoton Mayhem: new directions in diagnostic and therapeutic photomedicineî is also accepted.
07/27/19 [AWARD] Our undergraduate alumnus, Hong Chung, got the prestigious ‘Government Scholarship for Overseas Study’ for her graduate study at Duke University this fall. Many Congratulations!
03/20/19 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Woo young Na who is an undergraduate student in the Department of Life Science in GIST College.
03/25/19 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship (GIP) student, Reham Shalaby who is doing her undergraduate in the faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, Egypt.
05/11/19 [AWARD] Gyungseok Oh has been awarded Prize for Future Prospect Engineer (미래유망의공학자상) from Korean Society of Medical & Biological Engineering (대한의용생체공학회).
09/07/18 [PAPER] Hong Chung’s work on,“Optical Stimulation and Pacing of Chicken Embryonic Heart via Thulium Laser Irradiation” is accepted in the journal of Current Optics & Photonics. Congratulations!!
11/10/18 [AWARD] Hong Chung got the best poster award in the 2018 SMIT 2018- IBEC 2018 joint Conference held in Seoul, Korea.
10/27/18 [AWARD] Sooyeon Kim got the best poster award in the 2018 Annual Biophotonics Conference held in Gwangju, Korea.
09/20/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Youngchul Chae, who is an undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Catholic University of Daegu.
09/07/18 [PAPER] Hee-jin Park’s work on,“Planar coil-based contact-mode magnetic stimulation: synaptic responses in hippocampal slices and thermal considerations” is accepted in the journal Scientific Reports. Congratulations!!
08/30/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new MS student Ripon Kumar Saha who is from Jessore University of Science & Technology(JUST), Bangladesh from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering(CSE)
08/27/18 [TALK] Prof. Chung presents a Hot Topic in Biophotonics at the Optics and Photonics Congress 2018 Bexco, Pusan.
06/22/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Hong (Amy) Chung, who is an undergraduate student in the Life Science Department of GIST.
06/22/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new Global Internship Program (GIP) student, M. Firdaus Bin M. Yusoff, who is an undergraduate student in Bioengineering of NTU(Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore.
06/05/18 [PAPER] Muhammad Mohsin Qureshi’s work on,“Deep brain optical coherence tomography angiography in the mouse: in vivo, noninvasive imaging of hippocampal formation” in collaboration with Biophotonics Lab, Advanced Photonics Research Institute(APRI), GIST is accepted in the journal Scientific Reports.Congratulations
01/22/18 [PAPER] Youngrong Park’s work on, “ Tumor imaging: Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis using Enzyme-sensitive Ratiometric Fluorescence Dye and antibody- Quantum Dot Conjugates for multiplexed Detection”, accepted in journal advanced functional materials. Many Congratulations!
01/12/18 [PAPER] Chanmi Yeon's work on, “Visual Potential Recordings in Mice Using a Dry Non- invasive Multi-Channel Scalp EEG Sensor”, accepted in Journal of Visualized Experiments:(JoVE)
01/03/18 [PAPER] Su Woong’s work on, Endoscopic non-ablative fractional laser irradiation suppresses orthotopic tumor growth in the colon is accepted in the journal Scientific Reports. Many Congratulations.
02/20/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new internship student, Jueun Sim, who is an undergraduate student in the Chemistry department of GIST.
01/02/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new Internship student Mr. Gyeongsoo Lee who is an undergraduate student in the Life science department of GIST.
01/02/18 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes Mr. Jaekyoon Oh as a new Lab Manager with having major in Statistics.
11/28/17 [AWARD] Hyeonha Hwang, an undergraduate student of NeuroPhotonics Lab, has been awarded The 1st GIST Innovative Convergence Technology Contest with the School of Integrated Technology Prize (창의융합경진대회, 융합기술학제학부상) for his proposal of "Quantitative Analysis of Meibography". Many congratulations!
06/26/17 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new BMSE Internship student, Mr. Tonmoy Rashid who just graduated with his undergraduate degree from KAIST in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (minor in Business and Technology Management).
06/23/17 [PEOPLE] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new Global Internship Program (GIP) student, Afzal Khan, a dental surgeon with a chemistry and zoology background from India, who is also accepted as MS/Ph.D. combined program.
06/22/17 [VISITOR] The NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes Josh Brake, a Caltech collaborator, from Prof. Changhuei Yang’s group. Josh will spend a week in Korea for experiments and research discussions while wrapping up a joint paper with us during his stay. Welcome!
06/01/17 [GRANT] The NeuroPhotonics Lab’s proposal (Prof. E. Chung, Co-PI) secured the BRAIN Challenge grant entitled “Development of high-speed 3D fluorescence microscope systems for comprehensive molecular imaging of optically cleared mouse brains.” This grant will support a multi-institutional (SNU, KAIST, POSTECH, UNIST) collaborative effort for up to five years. Many congratulations to the NeuroPhotonics Lab!
04/04/17 [GRANT] The NeuroPhotonics Lab’s proposal (Prof. E. Chung, PI) related to the development of automatic focusing and control system for high resolution structural and functional brain mapping has been accepted for funding support from the Korea Brain Research Institute for three years. Many thanks to those NeuroPhotonics lab members who helped this.
06/07/17 [MEDIA] Technology transfer of fine endoscopy in collaboration with Prof. Wonshik Choi (Korean Univ) has been licensed out to Intelon optics, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, USA) media: Yonhap News, etc. (http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/06/07/0200000000AKR20170607083400054.HTML?input=1195m)
03/09/17 [PAPER] Su Woong’s work in collaboration with POSTECH on the Brain tumor delineation enhanced by advanced microscopy is published in the Biomedical Optics Express. Many Congratulations!
01/10/17 [PAPER] Gyungseok’s work in collaboration with Asan Medical Center and POSTECH on the clinically compatible fluorescence endoscopy is published in the Biomedical Optics Express. Many Congratulations!
01/02/17 [PEOPLE] NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new Internship student from GIST College: Youngmin Cho from physics concentration.
12/16/16 [AWARD] Hyeonha Hwang, an undergraduate student of NeuroPhotonics Lab, has been awarded the Qualcomm-GIST Innovation Award from his BS thesis research. many congratulations.
11/07/16 [PEOPLE] NeuroPhotonics Lab welcomes a new Internship student from Konkuk University: Ju Ho Lee from Department of Biomedical Engineering
11/05/16 [TALK] Prof. Chung presents an Invited Talk at the ABC 016 (Annual Biophotonics Conference) entitled “Oncophotonics and Molecular Endoscopy towards Clinical Translation” at KAIST, Daejon, South Korea, where he serves as the chair of the Technical Program Committee.