Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korean
Biography of Se-Kwon Kim
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates
I am Prof. Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., is presently working as a Research advisor of Kolmar Korea Company and Distinguished Professor in Korea Maritime and Ocean University. I am trying to explore the utilization of marine based materials for food application from the last four decades.I worked as distinguished Professor at Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Technology and Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. I have received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Pukyong National University and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Later, I became a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and University of British Colombia in Canada.
I have served as president of the ‘Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan’ in 1986-1990, and the ‘Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology’ in 2006-2007. To the credit for his research, I won the best paper award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society In 2002. I was also the chairman for ‘7th Asia-pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium’, which was held in South Korea in 2006. I was the chief-editor in the ‘Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science’ during 2008-2009. In addition, I am the board member of International Society of Marine Biotechnology Associations (IMBA) and International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food (ISNFF). To this date, he has authored around 850 research papers, 70 books, and 120 patents.
My major research interests are investigation and development of bioactive substances from marine resources. His immense experience of marine bio-processing and mass-production technologies for marine bio-industry is the key asset of holding majorly funded Marine Bio projects in Korea. Furthermore, I have expended his research fields up to the development of bioactive materials from marine organisms for their applications in oriental medicine, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals.