Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
한국과학기술원

South Korea

KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. In the wake of its 50th anniversary, KAIST is scaling up new research initiatives in order to become a ‘first mover.’ This is in line with its plan to pivot away from its previous role as a ‘fast follower,’ a role that led to Korea’s rapid industrialization.

Established in 1971 by the Korean government, KAIST was tasked with the very clear institutional mission to make innovations that would drive the country’s economic growth engine, especially in the fields of ICT and electronics. KAIST has fully achieved its institutional mission, creating a very successful educational model that is now being benchmarked by many other countries.

Turning 50 years old in 2021, its R&D strategy has shifted to focus on creating global value for the future. Among others, the Global Singularity Research Project aims to identify the most critical projects which will make the biggest difference in people’s lives.

This innovative research project selects the two most creative and future-oriented research projects every year. Young researchers’ projects on new materials, neuro-rehabilitation, and brain function redesign selected as this research program will surely bring breakthroughs which will serve as game changers for the future.

For more information on KAIST research, visit https://www.kaist.ac.kr/en/html/research/04.html

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) published between 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
378 152.13

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 97 29.64
Physical Sciences 209 81.43
23 8.30
24 12.64
15 6.53
6 4.33
9 2.54
39 14.93
16 9.42
3 0.21
30 8.73
Structural basis for effector protein recognition by the Dot/Icm Type IVB coupling protein complex
2020-05-26
0.33
In-situ observation of the initiation of plasticity by nucleation of prismatic dislocation loops
2020-05-12
0.11
Ancillary ligand increases the efficiency of heteroleptic Ir-based triplet emitters in OLED devices
2020-05-08
0.15
A deep-learned skin sensor decoding the epicentral human motions
2020-05-01
0.29
Multiplex secretome engineering enhances recombinant protein production and purity
2020-04-20
0.03
Predicting clinical benefit of immunotherapy by antigenic or functional mutations affecting tumour immunogenicity
2020-02-19
0.28
Deep tissue space-gated microscopy via acousto-optic interaction
2020-02-05
0.06
Integrative pathway enrichment analysis of multivariate omics data
2020-02-05
0.01
The role of photon recycling in perovskite light-emitting diodes
2020-01-30
0.17
Transcription reinitiation by recycling RNA polymerase that diffuses on DNA after releasing terminated RNA
2020-01-23
0.21
Structural basis of nucleosome assembly by the Abo1 AAA+ ATPase histone chaperone
2019-12-17
0.44
Ultrahigh resolution and color gamut with scattering-reducing transmissive pixels
2019-10-21
0.13
On-demand orbital maneuver of multiple soft robots via hierarchical magnetomotility
2019-10-18
0.20
Ultrasensitive MoS photodetector by serial nano-bridge multi-heterojunction
2019-10-16
0.13
Aldehyde-alcohol dehydrogenase forms a high-order spirosome architecture critical for its activity
2019-10-04
0.42
Nanomechanical characterization of quantum interference in a topological insulator nanowire
2019-10-04
0.25
Free-space transfer of comb-rooted optical frequencies over an 18 km open-air link
2019-09-30
0.86
Catalytic production of impurity-free V electrolyte for vanadium redox flow batteries
2019-09-27
0.70
Repurposing DNA-binding agents as H-bonded organic semiconductors
2019-09-16
0
Unveiling hidden multipolar orders with magnetostriction
2019-09-09
0.17
Prediction of ferroelectricity-driven Berry curvature enabling charge- and spin-controllable photocurrent in tin telluride monolayers
2019-09-03
0.14
Development of a SFTSV DNA vaccine that confers complete protection against lethal infection in ferrets
2019-08-23
0.26
Multifunctional multi-shank neural probe for investigating and modulating long-range neural circuits in vivo
2019-08-22
0.09
Quantifying the nonclassicality of pure dephasing
2019-08-22
0.17
Strong stress-composition coupling in lithium alloy nanoparticles
2019-07-31
0.50
Diagonal nematicity in the pseudogap phase of HgBaCuO
2019-07-23
0.07
Extraction of higher-order nonlinear electronic response in solids using high harmonic generation
2019-07-22
0.29
Atomic-scale perturbation of oxygen octahedra via surface ion exchange in perovskite nickelates boosts water oxidation
2019-06-20
1
Microstructure arrays of DNA using topographic control
2019-06-07
1
Highly stacked 3D organic integrated circuits with via-hole-less multilevel metal interconnects
2019-06-03
0.29
2 0.21
2 1.05
3 1.44
3 0.15
1 0.08
2 0.17
10 3.86
1 0.08
6 2.96
3 0.49
10 3.05
1 0.25
Chemistry 156 73.65
Earth & Environmental Sciences 3 0.43

Highlight of the month

Stretchable tissue samples make for faster analysis

© Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty

© Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty

A technique that temporally makes tissue samples both robust and stretchy will speed up studies that involve running multiple tests over extended times on the same tissue samples.

Some research projects require delicate tissues samples to be interrogated multiple times over several years. This is both time consuming and difficult to do without damaging the samples.

Now, a team that included researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has found a way to convert biological tissues into elastic hydrogels.

The stretchability of the treated tissues makes them more robust and easier to label them with fluorescent dyes. Furthermore, the change is reversible so that the tissues revert to their normal state.

The team demonstrated the technique by using to produce elasticized slabs of brain tissue. They anticipate that the team will accelerate the investigation of animal models and human samples.

Supported content

  1. Nature Methods 17, 609–613 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41592-020-0823-y

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 48.28% Domestic
  • 51.72% International

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Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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