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Sang Yup Lee

Field of expertise:
Metabolic engineering, systems & synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology

Current position:
Distinguished Professor and Dean

Speaker bio:
Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor and Dean of KAIST Institute at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He is currently Fellow of AAAS, AAM, AIChE, AIMBE, SIMB, TWAS, and member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology, World Economic Forum. He received many awards.

Title of their presentation:
Systems metabolic engineering for developing microbial strains for chemicals production

About the presentation:
Bio-based production of chemicals and materials from renewable resources requires development of microbial strains having high production performance. The strategies of systems metabolic engineering for developing such high performance strains will be described. Examples on developing different strains capable of producing various chemicals and materials will be showcased.

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