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Sang Yup
Current position: 
Distinguished Professor, Dean and Director
Current nationality: 
Korea, Rep.
Current residence: 
Korea, Rep.
Korea Advanced institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Lee (PhD 1991, Northwestern U.) is Dist. Prof. and Dean, Korea Advanced Inst. of Sci. and Tech. (KAIST), Daejeon. He is hon. prof., U. of Queensland, Shanghai JiaTong U., Wuhan U., Beijing U. of Chem. Tech., Chines Acad. Sci., and Chairman of Global Future Council on Biotech., World Econ. Forum. His honours include: Natl. Order of Merit; Natl. Sci. Medal; Ho Am Prize; POSCO TJ Park Prize; Citation Classic Award; Elmer Gaden Award; Merck Metabolic Engg. Award; Marvin Johnson Award; Charles Thom Award; Amgen Biochem. Engg. Award; Highly Cited Researcher. He is Fellow, AAAS; Am. Acad. of Microbiology; Soc. for Industrial Microbiology and Biotech.; Am. Inst. of Chem. Engg.; Am. Inst. of Medical and Biological Engg.; Korean Acad. of Science and Tech.; Natl. Acad. of Engg. of Korea; and For. Assoc., Natl. Acad. of Engg. USA; Natl. Acad. Of Sci. USA. He is editor-in-chief of Biotechnology J., Metabolic Engg., and editor of many intl. journals. He was Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Tech and also Biotech. World Econ. Forum and Founding Chairman of World Councel on Indust. Biotech. He has published more than 580 journal papers and holds more than 630 patents.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
7 - Affordable and clean energy
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
biotechnology, metabolic engineering, industrial biotechnology, systems biology, synthetic biology, biorefinery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics
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Korea, Rep.
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03-Biological Systems and Organisms
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