ivi-koreaCentre for Research in Infectious Diseases
SNU Research Park
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-742 Korea


The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is the world’s only international organization devoted exclusively to developing and introducing new and improved vaccines to protect the world’s poorest people, especially children in developing countries. Established in 1997, IVI operates as an independent international organization under a treaty signed by 35 countries and the World Health Organization. The Institute conducts research in more than 20 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America on vaccines against enteric and diarrheal infections, Japanese encephalitis, MERS-CoV, and dengue fever, and develops new and improved vaccines at its headquarters in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Center Director: Dr. Jerome Kim

Associate Researchers: Drs. In-Kyu Yoon and Manki Song