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Man Bock Gu


Man Bock Gu

Korea University, Korea

Dr. Man Bock Gu is a professor, the department chair, and the director of BK21 PLUS School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology in the Department of Biotechnology at Korea University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA in 1994, and completed his postdoctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA in 1995.

 He had been a PI of the National Research Lab (NRL) on Biosensors, while he was a professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Rep. of Korea, from 1996 to 2005. Prof. Gu has received a few fellowships and awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship, many awards from the Korean Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB), and Prime Minister’s Commendation and Citation Ribbon for Research from Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea. Prof. Gu was a president of Korean Biochip Society in 2014. He is a regular member of both Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) since 2016. He has edited a few books, authored many book chapters, hold numerous patents, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.  His current research interests include the innovations on aptamers, enzymes, and cells with various nano-size materials, nanocomposites, and nanofibers and microbeads for biosensing, imaging, and other applications.