Center Introduction

Under the vision of becoming a leading global research center in the area of future agriculture and natural products convergence research, the Natural Products Research Center (NPRC) aims to develop future agricultural technology for the life cycle of plant materials based on convergence. Our research focuses on the development of plant growth-environment regulation technology based on understanding of plant metabolism, plant growth regulation, and modeling technologies through the application of plant phenomics technology, and technology to produce functional plants based on scientific agriculture. In particular, the functionality is to concentrate on the development of natural products to deal with geriatric and chronic illnesses in today’s age of longevity reaching 100 years of age.

Research areas
  • Development of plant growth-environment regulation technology based on understanding of plant metabolism
  • Development of plant growth regulation and modeling technologies through the application of plant phenomics technology
  • Development of large-scale production technology for medicinal plants that have potential for the prevention of age-related and chronological diseases
Dr. Jung Sang-hoon, Senior Researcher photo
Head Dr. Jung Sang-hoon, Senior Researcher
2002: Seoul National University Ph.D
2004: Entered KIST
2014: Team manager for Aging Intervention Natural Products Team
2016: Head of Natural Products Research Center