The Department of Microbiology was established in 1984. Microorganisms are small, invisible creatures that affect our daily lives. Our department aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills to solve environmental, infectious disease, biomedical, and resource problems that humans face in the 21st century through understanding the microorganisms.In addition, our Department not only carries out high-quality education and world-class research, but also carries out various national projects for the advanced knowledge and social contribution. Since the first class of 1985, hundreds of our graduates have played important roles in microbiology-related industries and research institutes in Korea.
The occurrence of new infectious diseases that mankind has never experienced such as COVID-19, various problems due to climate change, and new paradigm for future industry are raising a lot of concerns about the role and future direction of our Department of Microbiology. Therefore, our Department will nurture outstanding talents needed in a changing era based on rational curricula and excellent research capabilities, and will promote continuous development as an excellent department in the field of microbiology.