Eun Gyeong Yang   Director-General








– Ph.D. Stanford University, Biophysical Chemistry (1994)

– M.S. Seoul National University, Bioorganic Chemistry (1988)

– B.S. Seoul National University, Chemistry (1986)

– Researcher/Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) (2001~)

– Director-General, Biomedical Research Institute, KIST (2017~ )

– Director, International Affairs Division, KIST (2014~2017)

– Head, Center for Theragnosis, KIST (2012~2014)

– Director, Functional Proteomics Center (2010~2012)

– Vise-President, Korean Chemical Society (2018~2019)

– Biochip / Nanobiotechnology

– Studies on hypoxia

– High-throughput screening and inhibitor development


– Kim H, Woo DJ, Kim SY, Yang EG, p21-activated kinase 4 regulates HIF-1α translation in cancer cells, Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017 Apr 29;486(2):270-276. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2017.03.024.

– Choi S, Chung H, Hong H, Kim SY, Kim SE, Seoh JY, Moon CM, Yang EG, Oh ES, Inflammatory hypoxia induces syndecan-2 expression through IL-1β-mediated FOXO3a activation in colonic epithelia, FASEB J. 2017 Apr;31(4):1516-1530. doi: 10.1096/fj.201601098R.

– Kim H, Kang DH, Koo KH, Lee S, Kim SM, Kim J, Yoon MH, Kim SY, Yang EG, Vertical nanocolumn-assisted pluripotent stem cell colony formation with minimal cell-penetration, Nanoscale. 2016 Oct 27;8(42):18087-18097.

– Choi S, Kim H, Kim SY, Yang EG, Probing protein complexes inside living cells using a silicon nanowire-based pull-down assay, Nanoscale. 2016 Jun 2;8(22):11380-4. doi: 10.1039/c6nr00171h.

– Kim H, Kim I, Choi HJ, Kim SY, Yang EG, Neuron-like differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells on silicon nanowires, Nanoscale. 2015 Oct 28;7(40):17131-8. doi: 10.1039/c5nr05787f.

– Na YR, Woo DJ, Choo H, Chung HS, Yang EG, Selective inhibition of the hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase PHD3 by Zn(II), Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Jul 7;51(53):10730-3. doi: 10.1039/c5cc02143j.

– Kennedy JJ, Abbatiello SE, Kim K, Yan P, Whiteaker JR, Lin C, Kim JS, Zhang Y, Wang X, Ivey RG, Zhao L, Min H, Lee Y, Yu MH, Yang EG, Lee C, Wang P, Rodriguez H, Kim Y, Carr SA, Paulovich AG, Demonstrating the feasibility of large-scale development of standardized assays to quantify human proteins, Nat Methods. 2014 Feb;11(2):149-55. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2763.

– Na YR, Kim SY, Gaublomme JT, Shalek AK, Jorgolli M, Park H, Yang EG, Probing enzymatic activity inside living cells using a nanowire-cell “sandwich” assay, Nano Lett. 2013 Jan 9;13(1):153-8. doi: 10.1021/nl3037068.

– Han KC, Ahn DR, Yang EG, An approach to multiplexing an immunosorbent assay with antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates, Bioconjug Chem. 2010 Dec 15;21(12):2190-6. doi: 10.1021/bc100147a.

– Shalek AK, Robinson JT, Karp ES, Lee JS, Ahn DR, Yoon MH, Sutton A, Jorgolli M, Gertner RS, Gujral TS, MacBeath G, Yang EG, Park H, Vertical silicon nanowires as a universal platform for delivering biomolecules into living cells, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 2;107(5):1870-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0909350107.