ICKSMCB 2021 / 2021 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / November 3 - 5, 2021 / ICC JEJU

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Ilchun Memorial Lecture

November 3 (Wed), 16:50-17:20, Tamna Hall (5F)

Chair: Jong-Il Kim, M.D., Ph.D. (Seoul National University, Korea)

Modern AI Technologies: Innovative Toolkits for the Investigation of Fundamental Questions in Molecular Biology

Sun Kim, Ph.D.
Seoul National University, Korea

Sun Kim is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Seoul National University and CEO of AIgenDrug Co. Ltd. Before joining SNU, he was Chair of Faculty Division C; Director of Center for Bioinformatics Research, an Associate Professor in School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington. Prior to joining IU in 2001, he worked at DuPont Central Research from 1998 to 2001, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1997 to 1998. Sun Kim received B.S and M.S and Ph.D in Computer Science from Seoul National University, KAIST and the University of Iowa, respectively. His research focuses on developing novel AI-based methods for personalized medicine and drug discovery. He published more than 150 articles, including 20 papers in Bioinformatics journal and collaboration research articles in Science, PNAS, Clinical Cancer Research, Ongene, and NAR. Sun Kim is a recipient of Outstanding Faculty in Research at SNU College of Engineering 2021, Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at Indiana University 2004, US NSF CAREER Award in 2003. He is bioinformatics editor of the METHODS journal and associate editor-in-chief for ACM/IEEE TCBB, and board of directors of ACM SIG Bio. Among many service activates in Korea, he was President of Korea Artificial Intelligence Society (2016-2018).