Biographical Sketch – Jong Bhak, PhD
Adjunct Professor of University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 858-200-6504; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Home page: http://jongbhak.com;
10/1994-1997 MRC Centre, Cambridge, UK, Bioinformatics PhD (Cambridge Univ.
Gonville and Caius College with Drs. Tim Hubbard and Cyrus Chothia)
PhD Thesis: “Genome sequence analysis and methods”
9/1990-7/1994 Aberdeen University, Biochemistry BSc. Honours, 1st Class.
3/1986-7/1987 Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, South Korea
12/2016-present Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico.
08/2016-present Geromics LLC (San Diego). Founder and CEO
06/2014-present Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST. Korea
Director of The Genomics Institute (TGI)
11/2014-present CEO/Founder of Geromics Inc., UNIST, Korea
04/2010-present Director (Founder), PGI (Personal Genomics Institute), Genome Research
Foundation, South Korea (non-profit research foundation)
09/2009-present Director and CEO, Theragen BiO Institute, TheragenEtex, Inc., Korea
03/2005-9/2009 Director, KOBIC (Korean Bioinformation Center), KRIBB, Daejeon, Korea
04/2003-3/2005 Associate Professor, Biosystems Dept., KAIST, Korea
01/2001-4/2003 Group Leader in Bioinformatics, MRC Centre, Cambridge, UK
04/1999-12/2001 Postdoc. with Dr. Liisa Holm, EBI, Cambridge, UK
1/1998-4/1999 Research Fellow, Postdoc. in George Church Lab, Harvard Medical School,
Genetics Dept., Boston MA
Major Interests and Goals
- Genetic diagnostics for cancer and aging.
- Curing aging using genomics technologies
- Genome Korea (10,000 + Korean human genome project).
- The Korean human reference genome project (2016. Nature Communications)
- Gastric Cancer Genomic Project, in collaboration with the Korean National Cancer Center
- The de novo Whale Genome Project, http://whalegenome.net (in press, Nature Genetics)
- The de novo Tiger Genome Project, http://tigergenome.org (published Nature Communications 2013)
- Korean Genome Project: sequenced more than 80 Korean genomes (http://opengenome.net)
List of publications (Google Scholar ID: ‘jongbhak’)
Genome-wide data from two early Neolithic East Asian individuals dating to 7700 years ago
Siska et al., 2017. Science Advances (corresponding)
An ethnically relevant consensus Korean reference genome is a step towards personal reference genomes. Yun Sung Cho et al., Nature Communications, 2016 (corresponding)
Comparison of carnivore, omnivore, and herbivore mammalian genomes with a new leopard assembly. Soonok Kim et al., Genome Biology, 2016 (corresponding)
Genomic profile analysis of diffuse-type gastric cancers
Yeon-Su Lee et al., Genome Biology, 2014 (corresponding)
Minke whale genome and aquatic adaptation in cetaceans.
Hyung-Soon Yim et al., Nature Genetics, 2014. (corresponding)
Tiger genome and comparative analysis with lion and snow leopard genomes.
Yun Sung Cho et al., Nature Communications, 2013 (corresponding)