Seon-Young Kim, PhD

Director, Personalized Genomic Medicine Research Center, KRIBB (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology), Korea; Professor, Department of Functional Genomics, University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Dr. Kim received his PhD in microbiology from Seoul National University. After graduation, he spent three years at KRIBB and another three years at Columbia University as a post-doc researcher studying molecular pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection in the brain. In 2005, he joined KRIBB as a senior researcher and, since then, turned his interests into genomic and epigenomic study of several cancer types prevalent in East Asia including gastric and colorectal cancer. He has authored more than 130 papers in international journals and a few book chapters on cancer systems biology. His research interests include application of cancer genomics to develop prognostic and predictive biomarkers, understanding of cancer by systems biology approach, understanding of epigenomic changes during development and disease, and development of bioinformatics tools and databases for researchers. He has served as an editorial board member of BMC research notes since 2009.