Ilsong Institute of Life Science


Established in 1994, the Ilsong Institute of Life Science has gained a nation-wide reputation on aging and neurodegenerative diseases. The institute performs basic researches on life science including aging-related diseases, cell biology, genetics and virology. As the unique diagnostic center for Creutzfeld Jacob Disease(CJD) in Korea, basic scientific research on pathogenesis of prion-related illness, the so-called 쁌ad Cow Disease, is carried out at the institute. It also operates a national hepatitis C virus research center funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF), and a Hallym-Uppsala international laboratory in Sweden. The institute was designated as a center for aging research by the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW), and is now working on 쏛ging Mechanism and Development of Anti-aging Drugs.

Hallym institute of Translational Genomics & Bioinformatics


The institute produces the most satisfactory outcome on research and clinical services in the field of organ transplantation immunology in the nation. This institute specializes in exploring and utilizing useful genetic information for patients, thus allowing rapid and accurate diagnoses of diseases as well as helping to establish efficient treatment plans.


Institute of Natural Medicine

Supported by various national grants, its main attention is drawn to basic science for a central nervous system, its related diseases, the development of new CNS drugs and their pharmacological mechanism.

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology

The institute performs a clinical epidemiological study of its patients and local residents on an occurrence and progress of diseases including prevalence, diagnosis, prognosis, and effectiveness of treatment. With the ability to do basic research on life science and clinical geriatric research of Hallym University Medical Center, the institute will fundamentally create synergetic effects in a new clinical geriatric medical research.

Institute of Nanobio-Regenerative Medicine

The institute contributes to the development of medicine and biotechnology through researches on medical science and production of biomaterials for public healthcare.

Ilsong Translational Research Insitute

Hallym plans to build a world-class translational research center by 2015 to develop advanced medical technology for prevention and treatment. Establishing a solid infrastructure for translational research with high-tech facilities and talented researchers, the new center will carry out researches on treating specific diseases including cancers, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and unknown infectious diseases. The center will play a crucial role in making Hallym a topclass medical and research institution with global competitiveness.

Hallym-Uppsala International Co-Research Laboratory at Uppsala

The laboratory, located in Uppsala University, Sweden was set up in 2011 jointly by Hallym University College of Medicine and Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine. Professors of Hallym and Uppsala carries out joint researches on neurodegenerative diseases associated with protein misfolding including Alzheimer셲, Prion and Parkinson셲 diseases, and the development of biomarkers for the early diagnosis of diseases. The center holds annual symposiums and implements exchange programs for students and faculty. Hallym and Uppsala plans to further expand joint research activities with the Karolinska Institute and Lund University of Sweden and Padova University of Italy.