2017

Biography

Chu earned her Ph.D. degree at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in nutritional toxicology. She got a postdoctoral training from University of Pennsylvania in USA, and has worked at KIST since 2004. Her research interest is focused on various bioactivities of natural products and elucidation of their mode of action. Our research team has published over 70SCI(E) journals and 100 patents in the area of cancer chemoprevention, liver function, anti-allergy, anti-oxidation, and anti-obesity using domestic and foreign medicinal plants.

Recently,  her research interest has moved to development of smart plant factory system for high value-added natural products since standardization and large-scaled production of natural products (functional plants) are becoming important issue more and more for final commercialization. The plant factory system can solve this problem by convergence research including biotechnology, agriculture, and ICT. Now they are expanding the research for total smart farm solution by developing core-technologies on precision farming for greenhouse in addition to plant factory since 2015. She has worked with Mongolia using Mongolian medicinal plants since 2004 supported by Korea-Mongolia Science and Technology Cooperation Center project. She started the plan for the OCN project with University of Manitoba from 2016 to further expand the research collaboration between Korea and Canada in the fields of natural products and smart farm including plant factory system.

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Chu Won Nho

Chu earned her Ph.D. degree at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in nutritional toxicology. She got a postdoctoral training from University of Pennsylvania in USA, and has worked at KIST since 2004. Research interest is in the development of smart plant factory system for high value-added natural products.