Yonsei University’s Department of Food and Nutrition has successfully performed accumulation of research achievements, graduate education system improvements, and training of specialists through the first stage and second stage of the Brain Korea 21 project (Antioxidant Nutrition Project Team and Nutrigenomics Project Team, respectively). With the BK21 PLUS Project for Bioactive Nutrition, we seek to implement research focusing on the efficacy and mechanism of action of biologically active phytochemicals, with an approach that conjoins biology, life sciences and medicine.

The goal of the BK21 PLUS Bioactive Nutrition Team is to present a functional food diet based on biologically active ingredients and to train core specialists in the field of biologically active nutrition, as well as to contribute to the improvement of public health through functional food development and proper dietary intake based on research results.

The BK21 PLUS Bioactive Nutrition Team is composed of professors who are active in research and teaching both domestically and abroad. With the understanding of the clinical implications that take into consideration the investigation, in-vivo mechanism of action, and genetic background of biologically active phytochemicals, our team performs key research needed for establishing a diet for maintaining health and treating diseases and developing related health foods. The team also gives highest priority to training outstanding talents in the field of biologically active nutrition.

We hope that many of you who are interested in biologically active nutrition research will participate in our project and contribute to the advancement of the health and welfare of mankind through functional foods and proper dietary intake based on biologically active nutrition research.

 

“Better Life with Functional Foods & Proper Nutrition”
For the prevention of metabolic and chronic adult diseases resulting from improper eating habits, the need for presenting balanced eating habits that incorporate a diet containing biologically active nutrients such as phytochemicals and the demand for a scientific approach in the related research on the biological activities of phytochemicals are growing.

We engage in biologically active nutrition research that involves investigating the biologically active effects of food components and food-derived nutrients that are helpful to the human body, uncovering the related mechanisms of action and molecular targets, and revealing the efficacy of biologically active substances depending on an individual’s genetic background.

The biologically active nutrition information presented through our research will be used in disease prevention and control for improving people’s health. Particularly by applying the information in functional food development using research results, the presentation of customized nutrition and diet therapy according to an individual’s genetic background, and the development of functional foods by using biologically active ingredients, we will be able to contribute to the improvement of people’s health.

 

The ultimate goal of the program is to pursue healthy life through prevention and curing disease. The program is conducting systematic research for “Better Life with Functional Foods & Proper Nutrition” as the goal of the BK21 PLUS Project for Bioactive Nutrition, Yonsei University.

 
 
 
 
 
YONSEI UNIV BRAIN KOREA21 PLUS PROJECT FOR BIOACTIVE NUTRITION.
Yonsei Univ., 50, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 120-749, Korea Tel: +82(2)2123-3115, Fax: +82(2)312-5229