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

MAR 2021

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 [Article][Press-KOR][Press-Eng].

SEP 2020

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

MAR 2020

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

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

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].

MAY 2019

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).

45. J Yang+, YH Han+, J Im, SW Seo*.

Synthetic protein quality control to enhance full-length translation in bacteria

Nat. Chem. Biol. (2021)

44. J Tan, AV Sastry, KS Fremming, SP Bjørn, A Hoffmeyer, SW Seo, BG Voldborg, BO Palsson*.

Independent component analysis of E. coli's transcriptome reveals the cellular processes that respond to heterologous gene expression

Metab. Eng. 61:360-368 (2020)

43. J Yim+, SW Cho+, B Kim, S Park, YH Han, SW Seo*.

Transcriptional profiling of the probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 strain under simulated microgravity

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21(8):2666 (2020)

42. J Choi, S Baek, HC Kim, J-H Chae, Y Koh, SW Seo, H Lee*, SJ Kim*.

Nanoelectrokinetic selective preconcentration based on ion concentration polarization

BioChip J. 14:100-109 (2020)

41. SW Cho+, J Yim+, SW Seo*.

Engineering tools for the development of recombinant Lactic Acid Bacteria

Biotechnol. J. 15(6):1900344 (2020)