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Renowned Bioimaging Scholar, Professor Young Tae Chang Publishes Textbook

2023-08-02 206

[The book is acclaimed for its accessibility to the general public, presenting the history and the mechanism of probes and sensors]

장영태교수팀_뷰페이지(en)Professor Young Tae Chang from the Department of Chemistry and School of Convergence Science and Technology and Professor Nam-Young Kang from the Department of Convergence IT Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have co-authored a textbook titled “Sensors and Probes for Bioimaging.” The book was published by Wiley, a renowned global publisher.

Bioimaging, a technology employed in disease diagnosis and new drug development experiments, utilizes a probe to stain specific cells and employs a sensor to detect material concentrations, thus revealing the hidden internal structures of the body and various biochemical reactions.

Notably, Professor Young Tae Chang, a world-renowned scholar in this field, has recently achieved remarkable success in tracking disease-causing cells such as those associated with cancer and Alzheimer’s, using fluorescent materials. Professor Chang and Professor Kang have developed 30 types of probes and conducted research on the aging process.

While most bioimaging books tend to be arid and challenging due to their compilation of different papers, the book written by these two professors from POSTECH stands out by providing a presentation of the history of sensors and probes, the dyeing mechanism, and case studies. This approach makes the content accessible and informative not only to college students but also to the general public.

Furthermore, the book contains the authors’ latest research findings. By utilizing the fluorescent probes developed by the two authors, readers can witness dynamic videos of living cells in motion, surpassing the static image. Moreover, the book offers valuable insights into the future of research in the field, unveiling novel mechanisms such as transporters for probes and exploiting differences in lipid structures of cells.

Professor Chang, one of the authors, expressed his hope for the book’s impact by stating, “I aspire for this book to be not only beneficial to researchers like chemical biologists, analytical chemists, and biochemists but also accessible to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals within the bioimaging industry.”