About the university
The Center for Food and Bioconvergence, formerly the Center for Agricultural Biomaterials, has been recognized as a leading research center in agro-bio science fields as it was selected to be an Outstanding Science Research Center supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation in 1991 and a Priority Research Center supported by Korea Research Foundation in 2004. On the basis of accumulated research achievements and knowledge, the Center expanded and restructured its scope to be born as the Center for Food and Bioconvergence (CFB) in September 17, 2012. Reorganization of the Center aims for the advancement of domestic food industry, which is one of the 17 future growth engines that National Science and Technology Council has selected. Also, it is to properly respond to the new paradigm of future society that is often characterized as “LOHAS-based and aging society.” Through IT, BT, NT convergence based on various disciplines such as agriculture, chemistry, biology, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, CFB pursues the stable production of highly safe, value-added, multi-functional food and bio-products ranging from agriculture biological materials to processed foods. CFB’s research interest also includes the development of personalized diet that can be used in disease prevention and treatment.
The Agricultural Business Incubator was established in September 2001 to support new venture creation in the area of agriculture and life sciences. It provides various resources to help venture industries to develop their own business. Along with research and office space, laboratory equipment and experimental facilities are provided. The Agricultural Business Incubator offers an education in general management, beginning of business, finance, investment, intellectual property, marketing, technology licensing among others. Many industrial partnerships and outreach programs also support and develop venture industries at the early stage of development. The business incubator acts as a hub for venture industries, investors, related entrepreneurs, and university faculties.
Development of value-added food and bio-materials
Development of personalized functional food and bio-materials
Development of convergence technologies for improving food safety
Development of future-oriented industrial technology for food and bio-processing
Advancement of management technology for agri-food and bio-industry
Center for Food and Bioconvergence
Center for Food Safety and Toxicology
Center for Fungal Pathogenesis Crop Functional Genomics Center
National Center for AgroMeterology
Plant Genomics and Breeding Institute
Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Vegetable Breeding Research Center