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Professor Jinah Jang Wins the Medipost New Scientist Award

2021-07-07 258

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POSTECH professor Jinah Jang of the departments of Convergence IT Engineering and Mechanical Engineering has received the Medipost New Scientist Award from the Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (KTERMS).

This award was established to promote the research competence of scientists under the age of 45 who have shown outstanding research achievements in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Prof. Jang was nominated as a member with high priority owing to her excellent research performance based on the H-index, which shows the scholar’s research productivity and influence in the recent five years.

Prof. Jang’s most prominent research achievement is the development and application of tissue-specific bioink, which has the capacity to imitate the biochemical and biological composition of the tissues to be manufactured.

In particular, the materials can be wrapped with cells and printed in three-dimensional form using a bioprinter and shows outstanding effectiveness when applied to complex-shaped organs, including the heart, blood vessels, and pancreatic tissues.

Each study was published in Nature Communications (2014), which is an authoritative journal on convergence, Biomaterials (2017), Advanced Functional Materials (2017, 2021), Acta Biomaterialia (2019), and Science Advances (2020). A comprehensive review paper related to the development and application of tissue-specific bioinks was published in Chemical Reviews in 2020.

The Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (KTERMS) is the only academy of regenerative medicine in Korea, and a multidisciplinary and convergent academy consisting of researchers studying regenerative medicine, including medical, life sciences, science and engineering fields.