Lecture: 2017/5/29 Histology of Nervous Tissue

2017년 5월 29일 오후 1시 서울의대 본과 1학년 생을 대상으로 한 "신경조직실습" 관련 게시물입니다.

해당 강의 시간에 이해가지 않는 부분에 대한 질문을 아래에 올려주세요.

Call for Papers: Paleopathology Session in 2018 IPPA Congress

Dear Colleagues,

2018 IPPA Congress will be held on Sunday 23 September to Friday 28 September, 2018. The venue is Hue, the capital of Nguyen dynasty in Vietnamese history.

Like the IPPA congress in 2014, we hope to organize our own "paleopathology" session in the upcoming congress.

According to the organizing committee,

"program space will be limited. Scheduling priority will be given to sessions rather than individual papers. There will be four 90-minute session blocks each day, with parallel sessions running in each time-block as required. A standard single session will be 90 minutes, ending in a coffee or lunch break. Sessions may take up more than one 90 block as required, but only in whole blocks."- So, we believe that we can run one 90-minute session block for our subject, paleopathology.

To submit our application of the session before too late, we hope to know who is willing to join in this session as presenters.

If you are interested in attending this ses…

Paleoparasitology Session in ICOPA 2018

14th International Congress of Parasitology

The official site of the congress....Click Below

We are organizing the "Paleoparasitology session" for upcoming ICOPA 2018 meeting (Aug 19-24, 2018). 
Abstract can be submitted to (The abstract submission will be available in the spring of 2018).
When you will submit the abstract for the paleoparasitology session, please contact one of the people below who are working for the successful organization of this session.
Karl Reinhard: Min Seo: Dong Hoon Shin: Alena Iniguez:
We will arrange your invaluable abstract to be presented in our paleoparasitology session. 
*We hope to design the Special Issue of International Journal of Paleopathology with the papers based on the novel abstracts presented in this session. 

Workshop: 2018 Annual North American Meeting of Paleopathology Association

Parasitology in Paleopathology – New Perspectives Using Large Data Bases

Organizers: Dong Hoon Shin, Morgana Camacho, Johnica Morrow, Karl Reinhard

We are proposing this workshop for the 2018 Paleopathology Conference. The goal of this workshop is the demonstration of insights that can be gained from analysis of large data sets.  These data sets, ranging from 100 to 1,000 samples, can provide epidemiological insights into transmission and pathology.  Large data sets also provide insights into zoonotic transmission.  Most importantly, focused studies can connect parasitological infections with bone pathology.  We propose a combination of posters and presentations.  The core presentations are listed below.  The organizers will solicit additional papers in the coming months.

1) Dong Hoon Shin - - Dialogue between Paleoparasitology and History: the Scientific Data interpreted by the Studies on Historical Documents
2) Sergey Slepchenko - Parasitology and Pathoecology in Russia: Investigat…

Organizing 2017 Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum

Korean Association of Paleopathology and Osteoarchaeology (S Korea) and Japanese Association of Paleopathology will hold the Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum on October, 2017.

Date: 2017/10/21-22
Venue: Tokyo (University of Tokyo)

Podium Presentations:

Youngjun Kim (Seoul National University): Paleopathology in South Asia

Eun Jin Woo, Hyunwoo Jung, Sunyoung Pak (Yonsei University College of Dentstry): A Probable Case of Venereal Syphilis in Korea (19th Century A.D.)

Min Seo (Dankook University) and Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University): Paleopathological review of malaria in pre-modern Korean society

Poster Presentations:

Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University): Anatomy of the Joseon mummy's heart: the paleopathologcical basis of cardiology

Chang Seok Oh (Seoul National University): First report on the detection of Helicobacter pylori ancient DNA from Korean mummies

Jong Ha Hong (Seoul National University):Ancient DNA analysis on 18s rRNA and ITS2 genes of Trichuris trichiura eggs obtained…

Popular Writing for Archaeologists: About Craniofacial Reconstruction

We published our popular writing article about "The application of craniofacial reconstruction in archaeological science" in Quarterly Archaeology Magazine in South Korea. 

Notice: New Visiting Scholar to My Lab

Yongjun Kim, PhD.
After graduated from Korea University, he taught students in high school. He then studied at Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute for 9 years (2008-2017). Finally, he got his PhD degree this year from the same college about Buddhist Archaeology of India. He is currently back to Seoul.

He will collaborate with us as visiting scholar to my lab (Lab of Bioanthropology, Paleopatholgy and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea), joining in our research projects at India, Sri Lanka and Russia for next several years.

Good Luck!!!

Investigation at the excavation site of Indus Valley Civilization.

Writing about "Mummy" and "Paleoparasitology" for Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

For the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (2nd Edition), I become the author of a entry about "mummies" and "Paleoparasitology", along with my colleagues. The encyclopedia will be published in 2020.

Joining Editorial Board: Asian Journal of Paleopathology

I join in the newly launching paleopathology journal "Asian Journal of Paleopathology" published by Japanese Association of Paleopathologists as an associate editor.

International Collaboration: Dr. Shênia Novo

I am currently doing collaboration with Dr. Shênia Novo (Researcher in Public Health, Coordinator of Teaching of the Department of Biological Sciences / DCB, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation / Fiocruz
National School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca / ENSP, Paleoparasitology Laboratory Eduardo Marques - Department of Biological Sciences / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is great paleoparasitologist!! I am very happy to work with her. Thanks.  

Poster Presentation: 25th Federation Meeting of Korean Basic Medical Scientists

Our paleoparasitological work will be presented in 25th Federation Meeting of Korean Basic Medical Scientists (Jun 30, 2017, Seoul)

Historical details about the meat consumption pattern and taeniases during Joseon period
Dong Hoon Shin, Jong-Yil Chai, Jong Ha Hong, Min Seo
Abstract Previous paleoparasitological study on Korean mummy specimens proved that the prevalence of Taenia spp. during the Joseon period was not much different from those of the early 20th century Korean population. However, when meat consumption patterns that must have been closely related to the taeniases was studied in the historical documents of Joseon period, we found that Joseon people did not eat much pork than we thought; but the consumption of meat was mainly concentrated in beef. The trend might have changed in Korea only around the 18th to 19th century when the pork started to have been enjoyed more than before. This fact is contrary to our preconception that beef consumption in the Joseon Dynasty was not c…

New Paper Is Out: About the Invasive Studies on Mummies

My new paper "the scientific and ethical background of the invasive studies on the Korean mummies of the Joseon dynasty" is published in Asian Journal of Paleopathology.

 In mummy studies of South Korea, the condition typically required by descendants and generally accepted by scientists is that mummies be immediately cremated upon completion of a relatively quick pathological investigation. Following the initial computed tomography (CT) scan, autopsies thus have been resorted in order to obtain as much information from Korean mummies as possible in the shortest time. In fact, judicious utilization of accumulated autopsyderived data improves the accuracy of radiological diagnosis, reducing the risk of CT-data misinterpretation. Tissue samples that could be invaluable to our future studies were also taken from mummified organs during autopsy. Although the preferential use of noninvasive techniques is also taken for granted in South Korea, invasive autopsy unavoidably takes p…

Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Paleopathology: Anthropological Science

Anthropological Science is the official journal of Anthropological Society of Nippon. The journal is published quarterly in English. On April 2017, the special issue on paleopathology is out. And I join in the special issue work as co-organizer.

Please see my preface and article below;

>>Preface of Special Issue  by Fujita H and Shin DH.

>>Paleohealth based on dental pathology and cribra orbitalia from the ancient Egyptian settlement of Qau by HISASHI FUJITA, HIROTO ADACHI

>>The origin and early spread of the Black Death in Italy: first evidence of plague victims from 14th-century Liguria (northern Italy) by D. CESANA, O.J. BENEDICTOW, R. BIANUCCI

>>Paleopathology in the Piraino mummies as illustrated by X-rays by DARIO PIOMBINO-MASCALI, ALBERT R. ZINK, STEPHANIE PANZER

>>Estimation of parasite infection prevalence of Joseon people by paleoparasitological data updates from the ancient feces of pre-modern Korean mummies by MIN SEO, CHANG SEOK OH, JONG HA HONG…

Newly Accepted Paper: Journal of Parasitology

My paper, "A LIVER MASS CAUSED BY ECTOPIC PARAGONIMIASIS: PALEOPARASITOLOGICAL STUDY ON 17TH CENTURY KOREAN MUMMY" (Dong Hoon Shin, Yi-Suk Kim, Dong Soo Yoo, Myeung Ju Kim, Chang Seok Oh, Jong Ha Hong, Eunju Lee, Jong Yil Chai, Min Seo) is accepted by Journal of Parasitology.

Summer Research at Tyumen, Russia (2017)

On July 2017, my team will visit Tyumen (Russia), for collaborative study on the human cranium and teeth. Years ago, we signed MOU with Institute for Problems of the Development of the North, Siberian Branch of the Russion Academy of Sciences. Along with Dr. Сергей Слепченко, the researcher of the institute, we will do make a anthropometric study on the ancient bones of both countries (Russia and South Korea). 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ● This project will undergo under the agreement of MOU between Institute for Problems of the Development of the North (Russia) and Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine (South Korea) 
● Date: July, 2017 
● Research contents: The main subject of our research is (1) comparing the anthropometric data of two ancient or medieval populations from different geographic regions. Some of human collection in Institute for Problems of the Development of …

Study in Sri Lanka (2017)

Dear friends,

My team will join in the excavation at Rassagala site, Sri Lanka, in collabration with Dr. Shinde's team of Deccan College, India. The excavation is scheduled to be performed on Aug or Sep, 2017.

Rassagala from Google Map

New Paper: Anthropologischer Anzeiger-.

I am happy to say that new paper, "“Y chromosomal deletion pattern in Koreans inhabiting Jeju Island” by Ji Hyun Lee, Hong Xuan Jin, Sohee Cho, Han Na Kim, Hee Jin Seo, Kyoung-Jin Shin, Dong Hoon Shin, Soong Deok Lee, is accepted by Anthropologischer Anzeiger.

27th International Congress of International Society for Forensic Genetics

Our presentation for the 27th International Congress of International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG).



Lee. JH1, Kim. YK2, Cho. S3, Kim. MY3, DH. Shin3,4, Ann. JJ2, Ha. EH2, Lee. SD1,2

1Department of Forensic Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Information Statistics, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
3Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
4Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
e-mail :

Prediction of ethnicity in Asia can be approached in a variety of ways, but the method using Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMs) provides additional information. The HID-Ion AmpliSeqTM Ancestry Panel is a forensic multiplex platform consisted of 165 autosomal markers designed to provide biogeographic ancestry informatio…

Writing Book Chapter for "Ancient Ink: The archaeology of tattooing"

I m joining in the contribution of the chapter, "THE MUMMIFICATION PROCESS AMONG THE ‘FIRE MUMMIES’ OF KABAYAN: A PALEOHISTOLOGICAL NOTE" to "ANCIENT INK: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TATTOOING (University of Washington Press), along with Drs. Dario Piombino-Mascali, Ronald G. Beckett and Orlando V. Abinion.

Lecture Notice: Central Nervous System and Behavior


Lecture Notice: 2017 Research Methods in Anatomy

2017 Research Methods in Anatomy
for Graduate School, Seoul National University College of Medicine

2017 해부학연구법 수업계획표 (잠정)

과목번호: 801.520
과목명(국문): 해부학연구법
과목명(영문): Research Methods in Anatomy
일시: 매주 수요일 저녁 6시 – 8시 50분
장소: 해부학교실 회의실
책임 교수: 신동훈 (740-8203)
담당 지원: 홍종하 (740-8199)

성적: 출석-20, 과제-20, 기말고사-40, 학습태도-20

주차 날짜 내용 담당교수

1주 3/8 오리엔테이션
2주 3/15 (강의) 형태학적 관찰을 위한 조직의 채취 신동훈
3주 3/22 (실습) perfusion 및 각종 조직 채취, paraffin embedding 이동섭
4주 3/29 리포트 제출
5주 4/5 (실습) paraffin section 만들기 이동섭
6주 4/12 (실습) frozen section 황영일
7주 4/19 (실습) 일반화학염색; HE 외 황영일
8주 4/26 (강의) 면역조직화학의 이론; 고정액, 조직처리방법, 발색제 등 이왕재
5월 3일 석탄일 휴강
9주 5/10 (실습) 면역조직화학염색 이왕재
10주 5/17 (실습) 현미경 조작 및 촬영 신동훈
11주 5/24 (강의) FACS analysis 김항래
12주 5/31 예비일
13주 6/7 (강의) 실험 통계 신동훈
14주 6/14 (강의) 생명정보학 입문 신동훈
15주 6/21 시험

New Article: The Proceeding Book of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Our article about Korean mummy is contributed to the proceeding book "Мультидисциплинарные методы в археологии: новейшие итоги и перспективы" published by Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk).
Paper Click Below: 

Invited Speaker: The 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology

I am invited to

The 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (20-25 August 2017 in Groningen, the Netherlands)
[S2] The spread and evolution of ancient infectious diseases

The Scientific Studies on Ancient Parasite Infection of East Asia by Microscopic and Genetic Researches
Dong Hoon Shin
Bioanthropology and Paleopathology Lab, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Only about 100 years ago, parasite disease was one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. The recent development of paleo-parasitology using archaeological samples can provide a wealth of information, making a scientific basis for understanding of ancient parasitism in history. Although East Asia is a region with a long history, the academic tradition of the research on the ancient parasitism was very weak. In recent years, however, interdisciplinary studies successfully revealed how the people of the area were affe…

Lab Newletter 2016 Is Out

Happy New Year!!!! Please see my lab newsletter_2016!!!

Our new paper is out in Anthropological Science


In paleoparasitology, which is the study of ancient parasite species, parasite egg remnants in archaeological samples are examined by microscopic or molecular analysis. The parasitological information thus obtained can inform speculation about the parasite-infection patterns that prevailed in ancient societies. The current analysis of ancient feces removed from Joseon period mummies adds six new paleoparasitological outcomes to the existing pool of mummy parasitism data already maintained in South Korea. The current microscopic examination revealed the ancient parasite eggs of Trichuris, Clonorchis, Paragonimus, Ascaris, and Taenia in the Joseon mummy feces. When the updated Joseon data were compared with the 20th-century National Survey statistics of South Korea, clear differences could be observed between ancient and modern parasite infection rates. These results will yield invaluable insights -unobtainable by …

Two Papers of My Lab on Paleoparasitology Published


Our Participation Report on Mummy Congress and World Archaeological Congress Published in Popular Magazine for Korean Archaeologists

This is my participation report on World Mummy Congress (Aug 10-13, 2016, Lima) and World Archaeological Congress (Aug 28-Sep 2, 2016, Kyoto) this year. It is published in popular archaeology journal "Unearth" Vol. 34, 2016.

Link to

Paleoparasitology Special Session in Korean Journal of Parasitology

"........Taken together, paleoparasitology is the application of investigative techniques to archeological samples, revealing the parasitic infection patterns among past populations. Like the previous issue or section of paleoparasitology, the current collection of reports from different continents forms an important data resource that must be significant to forthcoming paleoparasitological studies. We admit that this special section is a kind of declaration that paleoparasitology can be established at last as an important research tool for studying ancient parasite infection patterns even in Asia, the largest and most populous continent with a long history and a deep-rooted cultural heritage."

from "Preface for Special Section on Paleoparasitology" of the current issue of KJP, by Chai et al.

Please see the articles of the special section:


O7 17세기 미라의 간에서 폐흡충란 발견

서민1, 신동훈2, 유동수3, 김이석4

단국의대 기생충학1, 서울의대 해부학 & 고병리학2, 단국의대 영상의학3, 이화여대 해부학4

Introduction :
2014년 10월, 우리나라 동남쪽에 위치한 청도에서 남자 미라가 발견됐다. 관 안에 들어있던 자료에 따르면 이 남자는 1580년에 태어나 63세 때인 1642년 죽었다. 환자에게 다른 이상소견은 발견되지 않았지만, 미라의 CT 검사 과정에서 간에서 방사선 불투과성의 덩어리가 발견됐다. 덩어리의 크기는 22.75mm × 69 23.06mm였고, 횡격막 바로 아래 위치했다.

Material and Method :
덩어리의 정체를 알아내고자 일부를 떼어내 0.5% trisodium phosphate 용액에서 7일간
rehydration시키고 현미경으로 관찰했다.

Results :
관찰결과 폐흡충의 알을 다수 발견할 수 있었으며, 조직 1g 당 폐흡충알의 숫자는 307.7개였다. 이밖에 미라의 곧창자 (rectum)와 큰창자 (colon)에서 각각 회충과 편충, 간흡충의 알이 검출됐고, 작은창자 (small intestine)에서는 간흡충의 알이 발견됐다.

Conclusions :
이상의 결과로 보아 조선시대에는 폐흡충이 지금보다 더 흔했으며, 그에 따른 이소기생도 자주 발생했을 것으로 추측된다.

New Long-term Project of My Lab: Cattle, Poultry, Crop and Human Life in History


Introduction to my studies- in Seoul National University News.

Sciences et Avenir

My recent work, along with those of the other colleagues, was commented in the article about "New Research on Frankish Queen" of newly published French popular science journal, "Sciences et Avenir". Thanks for your help, my friends and colleagues.

Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Anatomists

Date: Oct 19-21, 2016
Venue: Yangyang, South Korea

>>Abstracts of My Lab

(1) The genetic analysis on ancient Ascaris discovered from archaeological sites in South Korea.

Chang Seok Oh1, Jong Ha Hong1, Min Seo2, Dong Hoon Shin1

1Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
2Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Korea

In paleoparasitological study, the genetic research on ancient Ascaris found in archaeological samples is very useful for physical anthropologists to elucidate the ancient-to-modern secular changes in parasitic infection pattern. However, the data on ancient Ascaris obtained up to now were too insufficient to reconstruct comprehensive evolutionary history of Ascaris spp. In this regard, we tried to get in much information on the genetic traits of ancient Ascaris by molecular studies on the archaeological samples. We analyzed Ascaris ancient DNA with various mul…

New Executive Members of Korean Academy of Paleopathology and Osteoarchaeology (KAPO):

박순영서울대 인류학회장이숭덕서울대 법의학부회장김명주단국대 해부학부회장신동훈서울대 해부학감사김이석이화여대 해부학재무신경진연세대 법의학상임위원김재현동아대 고고미술사학상임위원서민단국대 기생충상임위원이원준국립과학수사연구원상임위원차순철동국문화재연구원상임위원장유량국방부유해발굴감식단상임위원우은진연세대 치과대학총무
한국고병리연구회 임원이 위와 같이 위촉되었습니다. 
임기: 2016년 1월 - 2018년 1월

Summary of International Collaboration between India and South Korea

I am deeply indebted to Dr. Vasant Shinde’ efforts for making the collaboration much fruitful. 2010: Nov: Dr. Shinde visited us by Prominent International Scholar Invitation Program 2011: Feb: Oh CS visited archaeological sites in India; Nov: Shin DH and Oh CS attended at ICTS Mini Workshop “Future of the Past” at Mangalore. 2012: Jan: Shin DH visited multiple archaeological sites of Harappan civilization; July: Dr. Shinde visited South Korea, for examining the megalith culture of the country; Oct: Oh CS visited Deccan College, Pune. Setting up the archaeological science lab under Dr. Shinde’s care. 2013: Feb: Shin DH visited Deccan College, Pune. Doing experiment in Dr. Shinde’s lab; July: Ms. Astha Dibyopama visited Seoul National University. She did experiment in my lab for 3 weeks; Nov: Dr. Shinde visited South Korea. Signing MOU with Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University; and with Research Centre of Dolmens in Northeast Asia, South Korea; Dec: Hong JH visited …

WAC8: Our Session on Paleopathology in Asia

Dr. Eun Jin Woo (Yonsei University)
Dr. Lanka Ranaweera (University of Kelaniya)
Dr. Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing) and I 
Dr. Aiko Saso 
Dr. Yumiko Oyabu (Doigahama Site Anthropological Museum)
Dr. Helen Cho (Davidson College, US)
Chair the session T10-O
My presentation on Paleoradiology in S Korea
Dr. Shiori Yonemoto (Kyushu University)