Prof. Jeong Beom Kim received a BA in biology. After completing his MA in medical science at Yonsei University, Seoul, he worked another year as assistant lecturer at the Cancer Metastasis Research Center (CMRC) of Yonsei medical school in Seoul. Kim came to Münster, Germany, in 2005 and received a grant from the “Interdepartmental Graduate Programme for Experimental Life Sciences (iGEL)“ of the faculty of mathematics and science as well as the medical faculty of the Westfalian University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany. In April 2009, he completed his PhD thesis under the supervision of Hans R. Schöler. This was the year when Kim was also awarded the MTZ®-MPI-Award of the MTZ® Foundation for his scientific work. In addition, he was selected by Korean’s one of the most popular newspaper, Dong-A Ilbo, as one of the 100 person who will be leading Korea in 2030. In Jun. 2010, he was rewarded the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society for recognition of his landmark contributions at the first in Korea. He was mainly worked generating iPS cells from neural stem cells by OCT4 alone. Now, he is focusing on generation of patient specific-stem cell from patient somatic cells at Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center (HSSCRC), Ulsan National Institute and Science (UNIST) in Korea, as a representative of stem cell research center.
Prof. Jeong Beom Kim Research interests are Patient specific stem cell, Direct conversion, Induced pluripotent stem cells, Stem cells, 3D bioprinting.