PROFESSOR DAE-HYUK KWEON

Professor, Department of Integrative Biotechnology
Affiliated faculty of Biomedical Institute for Convergence at SKKU

62204 Biotechnology Bldg., Dept. of Integrative Biotechnology,
Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 16419, Korea
Tel: +82-31-290-7869, Fax: +82-31-290-7870
E-mail: dhkweon@skku.edu

Dae-Hyuk Kweon
Professor, Department of
Integrative Biotechnology,

​College of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Affiliated faculty, Sungkyun Advanced Institute for NanoTechnology
Sungkyunkwan University

 

62204 Biotechnology Bldg., Dept. of Integrative Biotechnology,
Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 16419, Korea
Tel: +82-31-290-7869, Fax: +82-31-290-7870
E-mail: dhkweon@skku.edu

Education​

  • 2001, Department of Food Science and Technolgy, PhD, Seoul National University, Korea

  • 1997, MS, Department of Food Science and Technolgy, Seoul National Univeristy, Korea

  • 1995, BS, Department of Food Science and Technolgy, Seoul National University, Korea

 

Professional experiences

  • 2001-2003, Postdoctoral training, Iowa State University, IA, USA

  • 2003-2005 Assistant Professor, Andong National University, Korea

  • 2006-Present Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

  • 2013-2014 Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • 2018-present: Director, Center for Biologics in SKKU 

  • 2016-2017: Director of Industry Policy, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

  • 2018: Director of Academic Affairs, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

  • 2018-2019: Chair of Enzyme and Protein Engineering Subcommittee, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

  • 2019-present: Chief Treasurer, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

  • Editor: Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering 

  • 2020-present: Chair of Food Science and Biotechnology Subcommittee, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

 

Honor 

  • 2008: Young Scientist Award, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering  

  • 2008: President’s Distinguished Service Award, Sungkyunkwan University  

  • 2018: KSBB Researcher Award, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

  • 2019: Research Achievement Award, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 

 

Major research interests 

  1. Development of chemical regulators of SNARE-driven membrane fusion, and development of Botox substitutes for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes

  2. Development of nanoperforators of viral envelope for antivirals (e.g., anti-influenza drugs)

  3. Protein engineering for improved stability, solubility and activity

  4. Recombinant protein production technologies (protein expression control, purification, refolding and protein characterization through spectroscopies)

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