교수진 소개

김재진Jae-Jin Kim

연구실:  생명과학대학 서관 419, 02-3290-3049

Fungi appeared on earth as early as 1000 Ma and they colonized on land about 600 Ma although the first fossil record was ca. 460 and 455 Ma. Since then, they successfully evolved on earth and they became one of the most important organisms in the world. Fungi perform essential roles in ecosystems as decomposition of organic matter, nutrient cycling, and exchange. Also, fungi have long been used as major source for biotechnological applications. The wide range of enzymes and secondary metabolites that result from the diversity of fungi can be useful materials. Therefore, our research fields are categorized as following:

- Development of the biotechnological application using ligninolytic enzyme and their genetic engineering
- Identification and functional characterization of cellulase gene products for bioethanol production from cellulosic biomass
- Screening of the bioactive metabolites from fungi associated with biological control agents and antioxidative drugs
- Evolution of higher fungi inferred from phylogenetic and morphological analysis
- Fungal strategies of wood decay and related gene analysis
- Investigation of environmental microbial biodiversity and biodynamics using next generation sequencing (NGS)

Ph.D. 2001 Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, Korea University

M.S. 1993 Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, Korea University

B.S. 1991 Dept. of Forestry, Korea University

2009.09-present. Associate Professor, Korea University

2008.03-2009.08. Assistant Professor, Korea University

2006.09-2008.02. Research Professor, Korea University

2006.03-2008.02 Part-time Lecturer, Korea University

2006.09-2007.02 Part-time Lecturer, Jinju National University

2001.08-2006.04 Post-doc., University of British Columbia

2001.03-2001.08 Senior Researcher, Inst. of Life Sci. & Nat. Res., Korea Univ.