Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs(sponsored by Korean Government Scholarship Program, KGSP) at the Dept. of Biomedical Gerontology, Hallym University, South Korea

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The Dept. of Biomedical Gerontology, Graduate School, Hallym University is looking for applicants passionate and competent in research for the best Korean scholarship for graduate studies, sponsored by Korean Government.


1. Nationality 

 -Applicants and their parents must hold foreign citizenship. 

 -Korean citizens, including those who hold dual citizenship, are NOT eligible to apply. 

 -Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document of the renunciation of their Korean citizenship. 

2. Age

 -Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2017(born after September 1, 1977).

 -An applicant who qualifies a condition below is eligible to apply as long as he or she is under 45 years of age as of September 1, 2017 (born after September 1, 1972):

  : He or she must be working as a professor at the time of applying

For more details about eligibility and other key information such as required documents, scope of the scholarship, etc. about KGSP, please go to the webpage linked below.

■ APPLICATION DEADLINE : March 31, 2017. 

(NOTE: Please have a close look at the attachment #1 in particular on the linked webpage for application.)  

The required documents as listed in the attachment#1 must arrive at the following postal address by the deadline. 

International Affairs Office, Hallym University, 1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea (Postal Code: 24252)

For applicants, It is advised to send the required documents in electronic format (PDF) to before sending them in paper form by airmail.  

■ About the Dept. of Biomedical Gerontology, Graduate School, Hallym University

-Faculty Members and Research Interests-

Yong-Sun Kim, Professor

M.D., The Catholic University of Korea 

Ph. D., State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, NY, USA

Laboratory of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

1.The pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Prion diseases

2.Diagnosis of human Prion diseases- Center for CJD Diagnosis and Autopsy

3.The study on role of endogenous retroviruses in aging and neurodegenerative disorders 


Yun Joong Kim, Professor

M.D., Yonsei University, Korea

Ph. D. ,Yonsei University, Korea

Laboratory of Parkinson Disease and Neurogenetics

1.Genetics of Parkinson disease: rare variants and common variants

2.Biomarkers in Parkinson disease: MR or PET imaging studies as trait markers for diagnosis and state markers for disease progression.


Eun-Kyoung Choi, Professor

Ph. D., Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea

Laboratory of Cellular Aging and Neurodegeneration

1.The molecular and cellular events underlying neurodegeneration in normal aging, Alzheimer's disease, and prion diseases. 

2.The functional roles of calsenilin/DREAM/KChIP3 family proteins in normal aging and neurodegeneration.

3.Identification and characterization of peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD)-mediated citrullinated proteins as useful biomarkers for prion disease.


Young-Ho Koh, Professor

Ph. D., University of Massachussetts at Amherst, MA, USA

Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics

1.Drosophila models of complex neurological disorders in human.

2.Investigating in vivo functions of highly conserved synaptic molecular components at molecular levels using Type 1 glutamatergic Drosophila larval synapses as a model.

3.Identifying and developing pathogen specific makers for rapid diagnosis of diseases.


Soon B. Hwang, Professor

Ph. D., The University of California at Los Angels

Laboratory of Molecular Virology, National Research Lab. of HCV Research

1.Understanding how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicates and how HCV causes liver pathogenesis. 

2.Development of anti-HCV therapies. 


Young-Han Song, Professor

Ph. D., The University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Laboratory of Molecular Oncology

1.DNA damage response and genomic stability

2.Role of DNA damage response gene in Drosophila development

3.DNA damage response in Drosophila oogenesis


Dongchul Kang, Professor

Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA

Laboratory of Cellular Immunology

1.Differentiation therapy of cancer: to study mechanism of cancer cell differentiation and senescence.   

2.Cell Immunity: at cellular level, to study diverse aspects of the damage control mechanism to various cytotoxic agents in normal and cancer cells, especially focusing on initial stage of signal transduction

3.Signaling pathway of differentiation and aging of mesenchymal stem cells.


Core Facilities

Animal Facilities

Transgenic mouse facility. 

Surgical unit for small animals

Imaging Facility

Confocal microscopy with live cell imaging

Transmission electron microscope

Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) 

FACS Aria™


Sequencing Facility 

Real-time PCR

Analytical Chemistry: organic & inorganic

Biochemistry / 2-Dimensional Electrophoresis

Radioisotope Work Station

Biosafety Level III Facilities 

-Course List- 

▷ Major Core Courses 

G02360 Advanced Biomedical Gerontology MS/PhD

G02368 Molecular Biology of Aging MS/PhD

G03565 Cell Biology of Aging MS/PhD

G03566 Biochemistry in Aging MS/PhD

G03567 Geriatrics MS/PhD

G03856 Trends in Biomedical Gerontology Ⅰ PhD

G03857 Biomedical Gerontology Seminar Ⅰ MS

G02375 Advanced Human Genetics MS/PhD

▷ Major Electives

G02361 Aging Physiology MS/PhD

G03000 Methods of Animal Experiment MS/PhD

G01887 Advanced Immunology MS/PhD

G03568 Aging and Histopathology MS/PhD

G03570 Neurodegenerative Disease MS/PhD

G03571 Statistical Genetics MS/PhD

G03572 Oncology in Aging MS/PhD

G03573 Statistical Methods MS/PhD

G03858 Trends in Biomedical GerontologyⅡ PhD

G03859 Biomdeical Gerontology SeminarⅡ MS

G90438 Translational Biomedicine Seminar I MS/PhD

G90439 Translational Biomedicine Seminar II MS/PhD

G03860 Aging and NeurobiologyⅠ MS/PhD

G03861 Aging and Neurobiology Ⅱ MS/PhD

G03863 Aging and Infection MS/PhD

G03862 Tools in Molecular Biology MS/PhD

G04170 Aging and Viral Diseases MS/PhD

G04182 Translational Biomedicine- From Bench to Bedside MS/PhD

G04183 Biosafety Principles and Practices MS/PhD

G03864 Scientific Writing MS/PhD

Proteomics in Aging Research MS/PhD

Genomic Instabilities and Diseases MS/PhD

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