Presentation title: The Korean Genome Project (KGP)
Presentation summary (20-50 words):
Korean Genome Project is a project carried out by Genome Research Foundation of Korea.
It uses next generation genome sequencing technology to map the variations of Korean populations.
Abstract (150-200 words):
GRF (Genome Research Foundation, Korea) sequenced over 50 Korean genomes using NGS (next generation sequencers). It revealed Korean specific SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). To analyze this large amount of genome sequences, we developed genome annotation pipeline systems, Genome Engine. Genome Engine and associated software uses high performance computing such as Cloud.
Jong Bhak is the director of PGI (Personal Genomics Institute) of GRF (Genome Research Foundation) since 2010. He worked on a broad range of bioinformatics problems with interests in computer hardware, operating systems, programming, and applications. He received his BSc. Honours in biochemistry from Aberdeen University in 1994 and his Ph.D. in BioInformatics from Cambridge University in 1997. He joined Church lab of genetics department at Harvard Medical School in 1998 as a postdoctoral researcher for DNA chip analyses. He worked as a research fellow in EBI from 1999 until 2001. In 2001, he joined MRC-DUNN as a group leader to research geronto-genomics and mitochondrial functions. In 2003, he became an associate professor at KAIST, Korea. He is a proponent of an openfree information sharing in science. He advocates free genomics projects. His group analyzed the first Korean human genome and the first publically available female genome. He maintains the BioLicense license scheme.
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