Seoul National University, KR

Jin-Soo Kim is an entrepreneur and a chemist-turned-biologist. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1987 with a major in chemistry. He earned a master degree in chemistry from Seoul National University in 1989 and a Ph. D. in biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. After postdoctoral training at Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he came back to Seoul in 1997 to serve as a Principal Investigator at Samsung Biomedical Research Institute. He co-founded a biotechnology company, ToolGen, Inc., focused on zinc finger technology in 1999, and served as CEO and CSO for the subsequent 6 years. He joined the faculty of Department of Chemistry at Seoul National University in 2005. He has published over 50 articles and filed 20 patent applications mostly in the field of gene regulation and genome editing.

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^ A library of TAL effector nucleases spanning the human genome.
Kim YS et al. and Kim JS (2013)
Nature Biotechnol. 31, 251.
^ Targeted genome engineering in human cells with the Cas9 RNA-guided endonuclease.
Cho SW et al. and Kim JS (2013)
Nature Biotechnol. 31, 230. (Featured in News and Views, Nature 495, 50; Nat. Biotechnol. 31, 208; Nat. Methods 10, 189; and SciBX 6, 1)
^ Knockout mice created by TALEN-mediated gene targeting.
Sung YH, et al. and Kim JS*, Lee HW* (2013)
Nature Biotechnol. 31, 23. (* co-corresponding authors)
^ Precision genome engineering with programmable DNA-nicking enzymes.
Kim E et al. and Kim JS (2012)
Genome Res. 22, 1327.
Featured in Research Highlights, Nat. Methods 9, 536 and Nat. Rev. Genet. 13, 378
^ Surrogate reporters for enrichment of cells with nuclease-induced mutations.
Kim H et al. and Kim JS (2011)

Speaker at
VIB FSVM Research Building UGent, 16-17 September 2013