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.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

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

LAB OPENINGS

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

NEWS AND PRESS

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).

NOV 2018

Prof. Seo served as a local organizing committee at 2018 Asian Synthetic Biology Association (ASBA) in Jeju [Website].

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2018 YABEC conference (Taipei).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2018 iBioN conference (Nanjing).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2018 Korean Society of Industry and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Fall Meeting (Jeju).

OCT 2018

Prof. Seo hosted 2018 SNU Bioengineering Symposium at Hoam Faculty Housing.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Systems Biology at Yonsei University.

SEP 2018

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Energy Science and Technology at Myongji University.

Jaewoo and Jongwon join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Jaewoo and Jongwon!

AUG 2018

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

JUL 2018

Prof. Seo gave a talk in the 43rd Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Congress.

JUN 2018

Yong Hee successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulation!

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2018 Daesung Haegang Microbes Forum (2018 대성해강미생물포럼) [Press].

MAY 2018

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Biotechnology at Yonsei University.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2018 Korean Society of Industry and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Spring Meeting (Daegu).

MAR 2018

Yungyu Lee and Gibyuck Byun join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Yungyu and Gibyuck!

JAN 2018

Prof. Seo gave a talk in 2018 International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE) (Singapore).

NOV 2017

Prof. Seo gave a short interview on synthetic biology [Press].

OCT 2017

Prof. Seo gave a talk in 2017 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineer (KICHE) Fall Meeting (Daejeon).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2017 YABEC (Young Asian Biological Engineers' Community) Symposium (Xi'an, China).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2017 Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB) Fall Meeting (Busan).

SEP 2017

Gi Yeon Kim joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome Gi Yeon!

JUN 2017

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST.

MAY 2017

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Sookmyung Women's University.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST.

Prof. Seo has been awarded Miwon Commercial Young Scientist Award (미원상사 신진과학자상) in 2017 Korean Society of Industry and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Spring Meeting (Gwangju) [Press].

MAR 2017

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 7th UK-KOR Synthetic Biology Symposium (Yonsei University).

Sung Won Cho, Beomhee Kim, and Hojun Lee join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Sung Won, Beomhee, and Hojun!

DEC 2016

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2016 iBio-P symposium (Busan).

OCT 2016

Prof. Seo gave a talk in 2016 Korean Society of Industry and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Fall Meeting (Jeju).

Prof. Huimin Zhao from UIUC gave us a fantastic talk of his research on Oct 12th at SNU.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST.

SEP 2016

Prof. Seo gave a poster presentation in 2016 International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) (Barcelona, Spain)

Yong Hee Han and Sungwoo Park join our lab as graduate students. Welcome Yong Hee and Sungwoo!

AUG 2016

Prof. Mattheos Koffas from RPI gave us a fantastic talk of his research on Aug 11th at SNU.

Prof. Seo has been selected and supported by SNU Creative-Pioneering Researchers Program [Press].

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Chemical Engineering at Kyung Hee University.

JUL 2016

Prof. Seo gave a talk on 2016 SNU-UT Joint Workshop for Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (Tokyo, Japan).

Dr. Jina Yang joins our lab from BK21 Plus Program in School of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Welcome Dr. Yang!

Prof. Seo gave a poster presentation in 2016 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) (Chicago, USA)

Prof. Seo gave an invited lecture in 2016 Biophysics Summer School at POSTECH (https://www.apctp.org/plan.php/biophysics2016)

JUN 2016

Prof. Seo gave a poster presentation in Metabolic Engineering XI (Awaji, Japan).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 6th UK-KOR Synthetic Biology Symposium and 2016 Korea Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (KMB) Annual Meeting (Daejeon).

MAY 2016

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Chemical Engineering at POSTECH.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Chemistry at Hanyang University.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in Department of Genetic Engineering at Kyung Hee University.

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2016 Korean Society of Industry and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Spring Meeting (Yeosu).

APR 2016

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2016 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineer (KICHE) Spring Meeting (Busan).

Prof. Seo gave an invited talk in 2016 Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB) Spring Meeting (Gyeongju).

MAR 2016

Prof. Seo gave a talk in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Pusan National University.

Prof. Seo has been selected and supported by SNU Invitation Program for Distinguished Scholar.

Prof. Seo joins School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University as an Assistant Professor.