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Biological Resource Center

Biological Resource Center
Management and utiliation of the world-class bio resources and estabishment of infrastructure
  • Securing certified bio resources home and abroad, preserving and management of the resources and spread them to industry, academia and research institute.
  • Development of original technology to identify useful bio resources
  • Support for domestic and overseas service and establishment of network
researchers and research statement
Name Research Fields
Song-Gun Kim
(Associate Director)
  • Taxonomy and characterization of novel bacteria from oxic and anoxic conditions
  • Biotransformation and production of natural products using microbial enzymes
  • Microbial diversity of environment and human related ecosystem
Jung-Sook Lee
  • General curator for microbial resources
  • Microbial diversity, taxonomy and ecology
  • Research for human gut microbiome
Suk Weon Kim
  • General curator for plant cell resources
  • Development and commercialization of plant cell resources (calluses, adventitious roots, shoots, and micro-tubers)
Doo-Sang Park
  • Development of lactic acid bacteria resources
  • Host-microbe interaction research
Cha Young Kim
  • Metabolic engineering and molecular farming for high-level production of valuable metabolites and proteins (vaccines etc.) in microbe and plant systems
  • Development of plant cell and organ culture systems for the production of valuable metabolites using bioreactors
Ki-Hoan Nam
  • Laboratory Animal Science/Immunology
  • Reproductive engineering/Phenotyping of mutant mice
Seung-Hwan Park
  • Isolation and identification of gut microbiota in humans and animals
  • Study of bacteria-mediated cancer therapy
  • Imaging analysis and application for theranostics
Ju Huck Lee
  • Isolation and identification of gut microbiota in humans and animals
  • Development of gut microbiota resources
  • Molecular study of bacterial pathogenesis
Jae Cheol Jeong
  • Management of patent resources
  • Understanding of the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms involved in modulating the embryogenesis process in plant cultured cells
  • Comparative transcriptomic analysis of plants in response to abiotic and biotic stimuli
Se Won Kang
  • Bioinformatic analysis of genome and transcriptome in animals, plants and microbiota
  • Metagenomic analysis of the gut microbiome in humans and animals
  • Phylogenetic study of biological resources
Mi-Kyung Lee
  • Curation for fungal and yeast strain resources
  • Collection and commercialization of fungal and yeast strain resources for research activities
  • Research for regulation of fungal development
Jiyoung Lee
  • Isolation and characterization of plant growthpromoting endophytes
  • Exploration of the potential of endophytes from medicinal plants as sources of natural compounds
  • Understanding plant-pathogen interaction
Insoon Park
  • Preservation and management of anaerobic bacteria/ lactic acid bacteria resources
Kang Hyun Lee
  • Support for gram-negative bacterial resources
Keun Chul Lee
  • Preservation and management of gram negative bacteria/ archaebacteria resources
Moon Soo Rhee
  • Support for actinobacterial resources
Yong Jae Lee
  • Construction and operation of DB related to human gene cloning
  • Construction and operation of DB related to rare neuronal diseases
Min Ok Jun
  • Preservation and management of patented microorganism
research areas
  • Securing biological resources (standard, patent, research product, resources separated for research), preservation and spread home and abroad
  • Identification of new microbial resources and development of preservation technology
  • Creation of value through characteristic analysis on possessed microbial resources
  • Support for identification, analysis and industrial use of microorganism
  • Establishment of domestic and foreign cooperation network for biological resources
  • Strengthening biological resources management
    • Securing new biological resources: 1,474
    • Preservation of possessed biological resources: 58,823
    • Selling and support for utilizing biological resources:8,725
    • Consignment of new microorganism: 241 [No. 3 in the world]
    • Impact factor of the paper related to possessed resources (SCI based): 365 [No. 5 in the world]
  • Papers and patents
    • Paper (SCI/NSC class super journal): 22(21/0)
    • SCI single, lead, corresponding author: 9
    • Total patent application/registration (overseas application/registration): 1/0(1/0)
  • Strengthening resource utilization network and support for industry
    • Increasing users’ accessibility by establishing online system that provides freeze drying, STR analysis and identification service
    • Identification of resources reflecting demand from the industry based on survey (in cooperation with Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization) and utilizing the survey result in the establishment of strategy for support
    • Workshop on microbial resoruces culture technology and preservation method and cooperation with domestic and overseas institutions (FIRDI of Taiwan, TISTR of Thailand, DSMZ of Germany, CCIC of China, etc.)