Chirlmin Joo appointed Full Professor
Believing scientific breakthroughs are made by technical innovations, Joo joined TU Delft, a highly interdisciplinary environment ideal for innovations, in 2011. He focuses on developing and applying single-molecule techniques to the mechanistic studies of biological systems. Joo has been advancing these techniques while studying small RNA biology (microRNA and CRISPR), which has led to numerous high impact works. To get further insights on the biological systems, Joo’s group is developing a first-ever high-throughput single-molecule fluorescence method that integrates next-generation DNA sequencing with single-molecule fluorescence.
In addition, understanding the need for a platform for highly sensitive protein analysis tools, Chirlmin Joo is developing high-resolution techniques that can determine protein sequences at the molecular level. “I am doing so in response to the demand for a large-scale, highly sensitive, error-free protein sequencing method." Joo envisions that this tool will revolutionize the fields of biology and medicine when its commercial form is achieved.
“I am very grateful for the recognition from the university. The Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences have provided me with a nurturing environment”, Joo says. “I truly appreciate everyone’s efforts and commitments in my group and I am very excited to work towards solving grand challenges with talented people.”