My research interests generally lie in the metabolic pathway engineering, the use of recombinant DNA technology to modify existing, or to introduce entirely new, metabolic pathways and regulatory systems within cells in order to improve their capacity to overproduce desired molecules (Biofuels, Drugs, Chemicals). 

Specific research areas include:
  • Biofuels production
  • Gene discovery
  • Protein engineering
  • Development of gene expression systems
  • Metabolic pathway regulation
  • Metabolic pathway optimization using functional genomics
  • Synthetic biology (ref. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, )
  • Development of biosensors

Department/School Affiliation at UNIST

  • School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering (ECHEN)
  • School of Life Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering (SLS)

- Molecular Biotechnology (presentation topics)

  • 정상규 박사 - 홍익대학교 교수임용
  • 최배영 - 제14회 LG생명공학 경시대회 동상 수상
  • 2013 한국미생물생명공학회 40주년 국제학술대회 (Korean Microbiology and Biotechnology)  수상 (우수포스터상 (Best Poster Award) : PhD candidate. Vinuselvi Parisutham; 우수구두발표상 (Best Oral Presentation Award) : MS candidate. Ji Won Lim)
  • 2012 이공계우수연구 (Honors Challenging Research) 선정 (김근상, 최배영)
  • 2012 URP 장려상 수상 (김근상, 박용선, 박인복, 송보근)
  • 2012 BBE's Best Paper Award from "Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering" journal , 20 September, 2012
  • Prof. Lee was introduced as one of main authors in the field of synthetic biology (PLos One, in figure 7, April 2012)
  • Silver medal in 2011 iGEM regional competition at Hong Kong, 15-16 October 2011