PKNU, published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journal
Professor Lee Song-Yi
A research team led by Professor Lee Song-Yi of Pukyong National University (Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering) is attracting public attention by publishing a review paper in 'Chemical Reviews (IF=60.62)', the top international academic journal in the field of basic science. Professor Lee, Thanh Chung Pham (completed doctoral), and Choi Young-Hwan (2 years in master's program), and other research teams recently published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journal. ‘Chemical Reviews’ published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) is an academic journal that summarizes research trends and prospects in the field of chemistry, and is recognized as having the greatest influence among researchers in this field. In this paper, Professor Lee's research team presented a strategy to develop photosensitizers, a photoactive chemical used in photodynamic therapy, which is one of the photochemical-based treatments for diseases such as cancer and infectious diseases.
The research team gained attraction by unvailing research strategy and development and application research trends and research strategies for photosensitizers, which are currently being actively conducted in relation to photodynamic therapy, which removes target tissues with light of a specific wavelength after injection of a photosensitizer for non-invasive treatment of diseases such as cancer. The research team pointed out that most of the existing papers on the development of photosensitizers focus only on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Instead, they presented intuitive and specific insights for the development of innovative organic photosensitizers by presenting research results related to the structural design and development of organic photosensitizers for effective and improved photodynamic therapy. Professor Lee is actively conducting research on the development of Polydiacetylenes, PDAs, CDr (Continuous Depolymerization after a Reaction-based detection) and research on the design and synthesis of organic functional materials under the theme of ‘research on intelligent functional materials for signal amplification’.