S.Y. Seong

Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

S. Y. Seong received an M.D. degree in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in 1995 at Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. In 2009, he was nominated a permanent professorship at Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he initiated a laboratory of immunology. Over the last 20 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to immune responses to infection and cancer. With his expertise in innate immunity, dendritic cell biology, and cancer immunotherapy, he has established a series of platforms for preclinical evaluation of diagnostics/therapeutics and developed an antisepsis drugs. Seong studied oral vaccine delivery systems at Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and dendritic cell biology at NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. In 2004, he suggested a novel theory of the damage-associated molecule pattern (DAMP) for the first time with Dr. Polly Matzinger in NIH on nature review immunology. The term “DAMP” and his DAMP idea have been used in various fields of immunology nowadays. He has worked on dendritic cell-based cancer immunotherapy and developed core-shell nanoparticle-based antigen delivery system for in vitro and in vivo imaging of DC vaccines and efficient antigen delivery into DC cytoplasm. He filed a dozen of patents, published numerous journal papers and book chapters, edited/reviewed many academic journals, gave talks as an Invited Speaker in many foreign universities and institutes, coordinated/participated in several national projects, and served as an evaluation expert for grant from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Ministry of Health and Welfare. He directed a team for disease research at Korea Health Industry Development Institutes in 2008.

Biography Updated on 17 June 2016

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