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Yong-Su Jin

Yong-Su Jin
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Affiliated faculty, Institute for Genomic Biology and Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3402 Institute for Genomic Biology, MC-195
1206 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: 217-333-7981, Fax: 217-333-0508
E-mail: ysjin AT illinois DOT edu


  • 2002-2005, Postdoctoral training, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
  • 2002, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
  • 1998, MS, Seoul National Univeristy, Korea
  • 1996, BS, Seoul National University, Korea

Major research interests (experienced)

  1. Microbial metabolic mngineering
  2. Systems and synthetic biotechnology for strain improvment
  3. Quantitative microbial physiology and genetics

Minor reserach interests (unexperienced)

  1. Elucidation of potential benefit and hazard of nano-materials for food science
  2. Exploitation of the networks of metabolites, reactions, and genes for strain improvement
  3. Antimicrobials and prebiotics for food and animal feed

Miscellaneous projects

  1. Alumni network of BioMolecualr Engeering Laboratory (BMEL), Seoul National University