1. Could you please briefly introduce yourself and your achievement? I am Dylan Motin, a Ph.D. candidate majoring in political science at KNU and a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies. My research interests revolve around balance-of-power theory, great power war, and Korean affairs. 2. Please introduce the concept and characteristics of the Emerging Leaders Program? The Emerging Leaders Program of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy trains and supports a number of young Korea specialists every year. Its main particularity is to focus on actual policy; the program prepares scholars to interact and communicate successfully with American policymakers. To complete that program, I will have to participate in several workshops, write a policy brief, and record a podcast. 3. What is the most difficult part of living in Korea for you? I guess that the hardest part is finding ways to finance my research. Except for that, I sincerely enjoy living here. 4. What is your most memorable memory while studying at KNU? My time as a supporter of the Office of International Affairs was probably the most memorable period for me. I've had a lot of nice experiences there and made many good friends. 5. What kind of place does KNU have in your life? KNU is the launching pad that allowed me to accomplish my dreams. 6. Please tell a few words for the students trying their best to be successful in life In my view, the most important is to keep focused on what you want to achieve the most. Most people want to accomplish many things at the same time: study a major, learn new languages, discover new hobbies, travel, have fun... etc. But the secret is to focus on what really matters to you, and do only that every day, all day long. If you do that, after some time, you will become an expert in that field, and doors will start to open.
Could you please briefly introduce yourself and your award-winning work? I am happy to introduce myself. I am Ms. Keya Ganguly, and I belong to India. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Biosystems Engineering at KNU. I work with biomaterials and various kinds of stimulations for tissue engineering applications. I am also interested in developing biosensors that can act as indicators for tissue regeneration. In the award-winning work, I have explored the efficiency of Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) as a capping agent in synthesizing stable gold nanoparticle (AuNPs) solutions. We could successfully develop the stable AuNP solution and evaluate the system's ability to detect pathogenic DNA. Please introduce the concept and characteristics of the award-winning work Gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based colorimetric biosensors have emerged as an essential diagnostic toolkit in medicine due to their unique characteristics. The type of capping agent used to synthesize AuNPs greatly determines their functional property. In this regard, carbohydrate-coated AuNPs (glycoAuNPs) are highly stable, biocompatible, and easy to synthesize. Moreover, glycoAuNPs have been adopted to support green chemistry-based diagnostic approaches. In our study, we synthesized and evaluated the potential application of carboxylated CNC-stabilized AuNPs for the colorimetric detection of pathogenic DNA from MRSA. We could detect the target pathogenic DNA oligomer up to 20 fM within 2−3 min. Our approach provides an eco-friendly, cost-effective, biocompatible, and rapid detection system based on the surface charge densities of the interacting particles. We believe the developed material shows great potential for its application as a biosensor. We are working on improving the system to detect wound healing percentages and wound infections. What is the most difficult part of living in Korea for you? Communication has been challenging for me in Korea. Including dealing with academic documents to fluent communication in public. However, I sincerely appreciate the constant support of the departmental staff, professors, and Korean language teachers to easily overcome the language barrier. What is your most memorable memory while studying at KNU? Snowfall at the KNU campus, walk in the KNU forest, time spent with friends. What kind of place does KNU have in your life? KNU has immensely helped me grow as a researcher. Please tell a few words for the students trying their best to be successful in life I convey my best wishes to all the students for their academic journey. I wish them happiness and clarity in their goals. Keya Ganguly's social media links are as follows: 🍉https://www.facebook.com/keya.ganguly.31 🌻https://instagram.com/keyaganguly?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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