Biology/Microbiology

(Korean)

Biology is important to everyday life because it allows humans to better understand their bodies, their resources and potential threats in the environment. Biology is the study of all living things, so it helps people to learn organisms deeper, from the smallest bacteria to blue whales.

Biology in our laboratory is based on some important invertebrate models.  Daphnia models are one of them, while fruit fly models are used for genetics and development.      As a first consumer in an ecological term, Daphnia lives all the freshwater body such as ponds and lakes.  Its healthy state must be very important to human eventually since human occupies the highest place of the food chain triangle.   Many studies of Daphnia relations with multiple environmental hormones have been performed.  Other toxicological behavioral studies are among many other models of biological studies.   In addition, biology facilitates the implementation of environmental, ecological and toxicological sciences.

On the other hand, microbiology is the study of the biology of microscopic organisms – viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, slime molds, and protozoa. The methods used to study and manipulate these minute and mostly unicellular organisms differ from those used in most other biological investigations.