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Biological Engineering Research in South Korea

Journal of Biological Engineering (JBE) started its life in October 2007 as the one and only official journal of the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE), published by BMC – part of Springer Nature. At that time, IBE was the USA-based society; its senior editors and editorial board members were largely from the USA. Since then, JBE has attempted to broaden the geographical representations of JBE editorial board as well as contributing authors. As part of this effort, JBE has appointed two Regional Editors, one representing Europe and the other representing Asia. At the time of writing, the members from USA constitute less than a half of the editorial board. Accordingly, contributions from non-USA authors have steadily increased in the past decade. We believe that JBE is moving on a positive trajectory towards world-class journal in biological engineering.

To better showcase this positive trend, we have initiated region-specific thematic series focused on specific country or region. Our first country/region is South Korea. The number of JBE articles from South Korea has steadily increased in recent years and we would like to see a higher number of top-quality contributions from this country. 

We are also planning additional country/region-specific thematic series in the following years. If you are interested in contributing such thematic series or willing to take a lead on such efforts, please contact us as well.

This collection is closed to new submissions.

  1. Osteoporosis is manifested by decreased bone density and deterioration of bone architecture, increasing the risk of bone fractures Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs)-based tissue engineering ser...

    Authors: Khadija Akter, Youngsun Kim, Eun Ha Choi and Ihn Han
    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2024 18:35
  2. The healing of large critical-sized bone defects remains a clinical challenge in modern orthopedic medicine. The current gold standard for treating critical-sized bone defects is autologous bone graft; however...

    Authors: Yonghyun Gwon, Sunho Park, Woochan Kim, Taeseong Han, Hyoseong Kim and Jangho Kim
    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2021 15:12
  3. Synthetic biological circuits are widely utilized to control microbial cell functions. Natural and synthetic riboswitches are attractive sensor modules for use in synthetic biology applications. However, tunin...

    Authors: Yunhee Hwang, Seong Gyeong Kim, Sungho Jang, Jongmin Kim and Gyoo Yeol Jung
    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2021 15:11
  4. In this review, we discuss violacein and prodigiosin, two chromogenic bacterial secondary metabolites that have diverse biological activities. Although both compounds were “discovered” more than seven decades ...

    Authors: Seong Yeol Choi, Sungbin Lim, Kyoung-hye Yoon, Jin I. Lee and Robert J. Mitchell
    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2021 15:10
  5. Short-chain fatty acids, especially butyrate, play beneficial roles in sustaining gastrointestinal health. However, due to limitations associated with direct consumption of butyrate, there has been interest in...

    Authors: Dah Hyun Jung, Ji Hyun Yong, Wontae Hwang, Mi Young Yoon and Sang Sun Yoon
    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2021 15:9