- Congratulations to Hong for passing her oral final defense for her MS degree!
- Congratulations to Hong for being awarded 3rd place for her oral presentation at the FSHN Annual Graduate Student Symposium.
- Hyo Jin's review manuscript on "Combinatorial genetic perturbation to refine metabolic circuits for producing biofuels and biochemicals" has been accepted for publication in Biotechnology Advances. 
- Congratulations to Heejin for passing her oral PhD qualifying examination.
- Congratulations to In Iok for passing her oral PhD qualifying examination.
- Na Wei's review manuscript on utilizing marine biomass for producing fuels and chemicals has become the most downloaded article over the past 30 days (as of March 1st, 2013) from Trends in Biotechnology. Link
- Congratulations to Dr. Jin for receiving the Faculty Award in Research Excellence from the UIUC College of ACES.
- Congratulations to Tim for passing his oral PhD qualifying examination.
- Soo Rin's manuscript on xylose fermentation using GRE3 instead of XYL1 has been accepted for publication in FEMS Yeast Research. Many congratulations to authors, Soo Rin, Nathania, and Heejin.
- Won-Heong's review paper on redox engineering in E. coli has been accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.
- Soo Rin's manuscript on efficient and rapid fermentation of xylose by the SR strain has been accepted for publication in PLOS One.
- Soo Rin's manuscript on a yeast mating strategy for efficient xylose fermentation has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biotechnology. Thanks Anastashia for hard work during the revision process.
News Archive 2012
- Welcome to our two newest graduate students, Suryang Kwak and Seungoh Seo. Also, welcome to Professor Min-Kyu Oh.
- We wish the best of luck to Dr. Suk-Jin Ha, who has recently left to begin a new career as an assistant professor at Kangwon National University in Korea.
- Congratulations to our three high school students, Leon Dixon, Jacinda Ott, and Viridiana Viveros, for completing the 7-week Research Apprentice Program. Additional congratulations to Viridiana for receiving awards for her presentation and paper.
- Good news from the IFT meeting. Panchalee won second place from the poster competition.
- Many congratulations to Soo Rin. Soo Rin successfully defended her Ph. D. thesis.
- Heejin and Josh were selected as Outstanding MS and Ph.D. student of the FSHN Department, respectively. We’ll gather in the Spice Box this year on Thursday, May 3 from 2:30-4:00 to celebrate the successful completion of another academic year as well as to acknowledge the FSHN Departmental Award Winners. Many congratulations to Heejin and Josh.
- Many congratulations to Won-Heong, Panchalee, and Josh. Won-Heong's manuscript on 2FL production by engineered E. coli has been accepted for publication in Microbial Cell Factories.
- Won-Heong's manuscript on isobutanol production by engineered S. cerevisiae has been accepted for publication in Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. This manuscript is a result of collaborations with Prof. Seo at Seoul National University. Hong is a coauthor. Congratulations to Won-Heong and Hong.
- Soo Rin's manuscript on improved xylose fermentation through XYL2 overexpression has been accepted for publication in Metabolic Engineering. Suk-Jin and In Iok were coauthors of the MS.
- Many congratulations! Suk-Jin's manuscript in collaboration with Dr. Zhao group has been accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Heejin is a coauthor of the manuscript as well.
- Ki-Sung's article on improved galactose fermentation was selected a compelling article in the metabolic engineering area that Biotechnology and Bioengineering has published over the last two years. Link
- Our review paper on co-fermentation of the mixed sugars by engineered yeast has been accepted for publication in Trends in Biotechnology.
- Soo Rin has been selected as the recipient of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 2012 Graduate Student Research Award. Many congratulations!
- A manuscript from our collaborative work with Prof. Eberhard group has been accepted for publication in Bioresource Technology. Thanks Bin and Suk-Jin for working together.
News Archive 2011
- Qiaosi Wei passed a final exam for M.S. degree.
- Josh Quarterman passed a qualifying exam. Congratulation!
- Soo Rin passed a preliminary exam for Ph.D. Many congratulations!
- Peter's manuscript on C13 labeled lycopene production has been accepted for publication in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Many congratulation to Peter and Jin-Ho.
- Welcome new graduate students (Tim, Hong, In Iok, Nurzhan)!
- A manuscript from our collaboration with Dr. Kong has been accepted for publication in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Many congratulations to Soo Rin.
- Suk-Jin's manuscript on cofermentation of cellobiose and galactose has been accepted for publication in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
- Welcome Na Wei, a new postdoc in Jin Lab.
- Jong-Hyun has passed a final exam for MS degree.
- Many congratulations to our hard-working students who received FSHN annual graduate student merit awards:
- Josh is a recipient of the Blanche Larson merit award
- Qiaosi is a recipient of the Alice and Charlotte Biester merit award
- Clarissa is a recipient of the Henry D. and Donna E. Strunk merit award
- Soo Rin is a recipient of the Henry D. and Donna E. Strunk merit award
- Suk-Jin's manuscript on xylose isomerase has been accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.
- Dr. Hyo-Jin Kim from Texas A&M University joined.
- Welcome new members! Eun-Joong Oh and Panchalee Pathanibul have joined.
- Stories about our papers on co-fermentation have been introduced in media websites. UIUC News Bureau,The News-Gazette, msnbc.com, PNAS Media Selections
News Archive 2010
- A interesting news article on Suk-Chae's paper has been published in Biotechniques. News link
- Many congratulations to Suk-Jin. Dr.Ha's manuscript has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Ki-Sung's manuscript on improved galactose fermentation through inverse metabolic engineering has been accepted for publication in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
- Soo Rin's manuscript on xylose fermenation has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biotechnology.
- Soo Rin passed her qualifying exam on September 10.
- Qiaosi Wei from China joined our lab. Welcome Qiaosi!
- Prof. Tae-Jip Kim from Chungbuk National Univeristy in Korea will stay with us for a year as a visiting professor.
- Clarrisa Koga from University of Hawaii will join our lab as of August 2, 2010. Welcome Clarrisa.
- Suk-Chae's manuscript on improved grwoth phenotypes of E .coli has been accepted for publication in Appled Environmental Microbiology. Many congratulations to Suk-Chae. News release Article
- Min-Eui's manuscript on ethanol tolerance has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biotechnology. Keep up the good work! Study finds genes that may benefit ethanol, isobutnaol makers., New Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Could Improve Biofuel Production
- Josh have visited Seoul National University.
- Soo Rin has been selected as a recipient of Blanche Larson merit award in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
- Congratulations! Soo Rin received a first place poster prize from the competition of poster prestations at the 2010 IGB Fellows Symposium.
- Josh gave an oral presentation on optimal strain design through computing elementary flux modes at the 2010 IGB Fellows Symposium.
- Soo Rin gave an oral presenation on identification of genes conferring resistance to Zinc oxide nanoparticles at the FSHN Graduate Student Symposium 2010.
- Good news: Josh Quarterman was selected as a participant of 2010 NSF EAPSI Program. He is going to visit Seoul National Univesity from June to August, 2010.
- Congratulations! Eric Salm passed an oral qualifying exam.
News Archive 2009
- Dr. Jin-Ho Choi joined our lab (March 16, 2009).
- Dr. Suk-Jin Ha joined our lab (April 3, 2009).
- Eric Salm joined our lab (June 16, 2009).
- Cheers! Dr. Jin-Ho Choi received a postdoctoral fellowship from Korea Research Foundation.
- Prof. Yong-Su Jin recieved a UIUC/NCSA faculty fellowship from National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). NCSA news
- Seok-Chae Jung from Sungkyunkwan University joined our lab as a visiting student (July 10, 2009).
- Welcome Jong-Hyun Lee, another alumni of Korea University in our lab. (August 11, 2009).
- Josh Quarterman from the Gerogia Institute of Technology joined. (August 24, 2009).
- Dr. Won-Heong Lee from Seoul National Univeristy joined as a visiting fellow (Sepember 28, 2009).
News Archive 2008