Byung-Kwan Cho

Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 09:00-10:00
Synthetic Biology of Acetogenic Bacteria for Sustainable C1 gas bioconversion

Prof. Cho is a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of BioCentury at KAIST Institutes, Head of Graduate School of Engineering Biology, and Vice-President of Research Affairs at KAIST. His research has focused on the systems and synthetic biology of microorganisms; particularly, he has contributed to the understanding of microbial transcriptional and translational regulatory networks using high-throughput technologies. His research group is highly interested in the determination of bacterial meta-structure, which consists of numerous cis- and trans-genetic regulatory elements. His group is also focusing on engineering biology for syngas utilization, biopharmaceuticals, and enzymatic DNA synthesis. As of March 2023, his group published >220 scientific articles and >30 patents. He was appointed as a KAIST endowed chair professor (2021), a young scientist from World Economic Forum (WEF, 2012), and Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST, 2013).. 


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