Yim Lab at KAIST

Synthetic Biology ∩ Microbiome ∩ Evolution

Welcome to the Yim Lab in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at KAIST.

Our lab explores the vast field of microbiology, encompassing vital areas such as human health, food production, and industrial biotechnology. We are dedicated to unraveling the genetic and microbial components influencing microbiome processes, with the ultimate goal of harnessing microorganisms as living sensors, therapeutics, and manufacturing platforms.

To achieve this, we are pioneering engineering design principles for a wide range of microbes and microbial communities. Our toolkit includes cutting-edge technologies such as high-throughput DNA synthesis and sequencing, multiplex phenotyping, systems and synthetic biology, animal models, and bioinformatics.

Join us on this exciting journey of microbiological discovery and innovation!


Jul 11, 2024 Lab publishes a review on methylation-based microbiome engineering. Congrats, Changhee!
Jul 05, 2024 Sung gives a talk at the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology Meeting.
Jun 28, 2024 Hyeon Seok Seong joins our lab for a research internship. Welcome!
Jun 11, 2024 Sung gives a talk in the Dept. Chemical & Biological Engineering at Seoul National University.
Jun 01, 2024 Minjoon Jeong joins our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Minjoon!

selected publications

  1. Exploiting interbacterial antagonism for microbiome engineering
    Yim SS ,  and  Wang HH
    Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, 2021
  2. Robust direct digital-to-biological data storage in living cells
    Yim SS ,  McBee RM ,  Song AM ,  Huang Y ,  Sheth RU ,  and  Wang HH
    Nature Chemical Biology, 2021
  3. Multiplex transcriptional characterizations across diverse bacterial species using cell-free systems
    Yim SS+ ,  Johns NI+ ,  Park J ,  Gomes ALC ,  McBee RM ,  Richardson M ,  Ronda C ,  Chen SP ,  Garenne D ,  Noireaux V ,  and  Wang HH
    Molecular Systems Biology, 2019