WELCOME TO THE SEO LAB

We do research in the fields of synthetic biology and systems biology. Particularly, we are interested in applying synthetic and systems biology approaches to elucidate and redesign complex regulatory networks of microorganisms i) for the production of chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics, ii) for environmental bio-remediation, and iii) for biomedical applications. Learn more

We are located at School of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Seoul National University, Korea.

Prof. Seo performed postdoctoral research at UCSD by applying systems biology approaches for genome-scale understanding of biological systems. As a graduate student at POSTECH, he learned how to develop novel synthetic biology tools and to construct and optimize biological systems. Combining systems biology and synthetic biology approaches, he envisions his career to address various energy, environment, and healthcare issues. Learn more

We are part of the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Interdisciplinary Program in Bioengineering at Seoul National University. We are actively looking for graduate students in chemical engineering, bio-engineering, microbiology, bioinformatics and computational biology and many other areas. Learn more

SEP 2022

Seongjun joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome Seongjun!

MAR 2022

Dr. Jeongchan Lee (a KIURI postdoc @ Bio-MAX) works with our lab for dye production. Welcome Dr. Lee!

Keonwoo Kim, Dawon Seo, and Hyeon Jin Kim join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Keonwoo, Dawon, and Hyeon Jin!

AUG 2021

Our recent work on biosensor-based ALE for rewiring carbon metabolism in E. coli has been published in Cell Reports [Article]. Congrats to Yong Hee!

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2021 International Meeting of the Microbiological Society of Korea (MSK) (Changwon).

APR 2021

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2021 Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB) Spring Meeting (Jeju).

MAR 2021

Our recent work on engineering Vibrio sp. SP1 for the production of carotenoids directly from brown macroalgae has been published in Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal [Article]. Congrats to Sungwoo, Sung Won, and Yungyu!

Junyeob and Yoo Ho join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Junyeob and Yoo Ho!

FEB 2021

Our recent work on developing a synthetic protein quality control system has been published in Nature Chemical Biology as a cover of April issue [Article][Press-KOR][Press-Eng]. Congrats to Dr. Yang and Yong Hee!

OCT 2020

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2020 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineer (KICHE) Fall Meeting (Online).

SEP 2020

Geunyung joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome Geunyung!

JUNE 2020

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2020 Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB) Spring Meeting (Online).

APR 2020

Our recent work on transcriptional profiling of E. coli Nissle 1917 under simulated microgravity has been published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences [Article]. Congrats to Jaeewoo and Sung Won!

MAR 2020

Jinwoo Song, Sukjae Han, Jinyoung Kim, and Giho Kim join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Jinwoo, Sukjae, Jinyoung, and Giho!

JAN 2020

Our recent review paper on engineering tools for lactic acid bacteria has been published in Biotechnology Journal [Article]. Congrats to Sung Won!

NOV 2019

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in the 10th Symposium on ​Innovative Bioproduction Taichung (iBioT 2019). (Taichung, Taiwan).

OCT 2019

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2019 Asian Synthetic Biology Association (ASBA) Meeting (Chengdu, China).

Prof. Seo gave a talk in Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) Synthetic Biology Meeting (Suzhou, China).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute).

SEP 2019

Mincheol joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome Mincheol!

AUG 2019

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2019 Synthetic Biology Young Scholar Forum (Tianjin, China).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Daesang.

JUL 2019

Our recent work on complete genome sequencing of lactic acid bacterium Pediococcus acidilactici ATCC 8042 has been published in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering [Article]. Congrats to Sung Won!

Prof. Seo gave a talk in Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XXI (Mont Tremblant, Canada).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2019 14th Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB) (Taipei).

JUN 2019

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2019 KMB annual meeting and international symposium (Jeju).

Our recent work on developing fast-growing synthetic microbes for the biorefinery of brown macroalgae has been published in Nature Communications [Article][Press]. Congrats to Sungwoo!

MAY 2019

Our recent review paper on synthetic biology for evolutionary engineering has been published in Biotechnology and Biofuels [Article]. Congrats to Dr. Yang!

Prof. Seo was selected as a representative of Korea for 2019 ASPIRE (The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education) [Website][Press].

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering at POSTECH.

APR 2019

Samsung Research Funding & Incubation Center for Future Technology supports our collaborative research with Prof. Lee at POSTECH on the development of biocontainment system (Role: Co-PI) [Press].

MAR 2019

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in LG Chem.

TaeHyun Kim joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome TaeHyun!

FEB 2019

Prof. Seo gave a talk in the 7th annual Winter Q-Bio Meeting (Honolulu).

JAN 2019

Prof. Seo gave a talk in the 9th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE) (Newport Beach).