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Yonsei University’s Research has been published on UN Academic Impact for its commitment to the SDG 3
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The academic achievement of Professor Cheon Jinwoo’s research team has been published on the UN Academic Impact (UNAI) website. UNAI aims to realize the UN’s goals and obligations including sustainability, promoting human rights, educational opportunities, and resolving disputes through cooperation with higher education institutions. As one of the members of UNAI, Yonsei University is actively co-working with UNAI to facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share relevant insights and information every year.

Professor Cheon’s research has been recognized as the research contributed to the achievement of SDG 3. Good Health and Well-Being among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN. Professor Cheon, the head of the Nanomedicine Research Team of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), jointly developed Point-of-Care (POC) technology named ‘nanoPCR’ that accurately detects the COVID-19 within 17 minutes using nanomaterials with a research team led by Professor Lee Hakho of the Harvard Medical School. This drastically reduced time required for the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR), a currently used COVID-19 standard test method, at the same time guaranteeing RTPCR level accuracy (99%).

The result of this study has also been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering (IF17.149), and for more information, please check out