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Prof Dr. Kyung-MIn Kim, Breeding and Genetics, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Kyungpook National University, South Korea


Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim’s career has been marked by a commitment to advancing knowledge in plant biosciences. His role as a professor at Kyungpook National University reflects his dedication to education and research in this field. Throughout his career, he has engaged in research projects that delve into various aspects of plant biology, molecular genetics, and environmental responses. His work has not only expanded our understanding of these subjects but has also contributed significantly to the scientific community.

Professional Profile:

👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim – Educational Attainment:


  • Year: 1997.02
  • University: Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Field: Molecular Genetics and Breeding


  • Year: 1991.02
  • University: Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Field: Crop Breeding


  • Year: 1989.02
  • University: Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Field: Agronomic

Professional Experiences :

Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim has built a distinguished and extensive career in the field of plant biosciences, marked by significant positions and notable contributions. His roles are outlined below:


  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Division of Plant Biosciences
  • School: School of Applied Biosciences
  • College: College of Agriculture & Life Science
  • Institution: Kyungpook National University


  • Position: Research Professor
  • Institution: Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kyungpook National University


  • Position: Foreign Special Researcher
  • Division: Cell Function
  • Institution: Institute of Molecular Cell Biology
  • University: Tokyo University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim’s roles and responsibilities reflect his dedication to advancing knowledge in plant biosciences, making significant contributions to both research and education.

Research Area:

Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim’s research primarily focuses on various aspects of plant biology and molecular genetics. His work encompasses a wide range of topics within these fields, including:

  • Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping
  • Endophytic Bacteria and Salinity Stress
  • Regulation of Rice Defense System
  • Hormones and Antioxidant Transduction Pathway
  • Pathogenic Effects on Tea Plants

Publication Top Noted:

Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim’s recent contributions to research include several articles that delve into various aspects of plant biology, addressing key issues in rice and plant stress responses. 

Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping Identified Candidate Genes Involved in Plant Height Regulation in Rice

  • Authors: Park, J.-R., Jang, Y.-H., Kim, E.-G., Hur, S.-S., Kim, K.-M.
  • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2023, 24(23), 16895
  • Abstract: This study employs quantitative trait loci mapping to identify candidate genes associated with the regulation of plant height in rice.

Halotolerant endophytic bacteria alleviate salinity stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by modulating ion content, endogenous hormones, the antioxidant system, and gene expression

  • Authors: Asif, S., Jan, R., Kim, N., Lee, I.-J., Kim, K.-M.
  • Journal: BMC Plant Biology, 2023, 23(1), 494
  • Abstract: The research investigates the role of halotolerant endophytic bacteria in mitigating salinity stress in rice by influencing ion content, hormones, antioxidant systems, and gene expression.

OsCM regulates rice defense system in response to UV light supplemented with drought stress

  • Authors: Jan, R., Kim, N., Asaf, S., Jang, Y.-H., Kim, K.-M.
  • Journal: Plant Biology, 2023, 25(6), pp. 902–914
  • Abstract: This article explores the regulatory role of OsCM in the defense system of rice under conditions of UV light supplementation and drought stress.

Hormones and the antioxidant transduction pathway and gene expression, mediated by Serratia marcescens DB1, lessen the lethality of heavy metals (As, Ni, and Cr) in Oryza sativa L.

  • Authors: Bhatta, D., Adhikari, A., Kang, S.-M., Kim, K.-M., Lee, I.-J.
  • Journal: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2023, 263, 115377
  • Abstract: The study investigates how hormones and antioxidant pathways, mediated by Serratia marcescens DB1, can mitigate the lethal effects of heavy metals in Oryza sativa L.

First Report of Leaf Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum camelliae on Tea Plants (Camellia sinensis) in South Korea

  • Authors: Hassan, O., Kim, S.-H., Kim, K.-M., Chang, T.
  • Journal: Plant Disease, 2023, 107(9), pp. 2881
  • Abstract: This publication reports the first instance of leaf anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum camelliae on tea plants in South Korea.

These articles collectively showcase Prof. Dr. Kyung-Min Kim’s diverse research interests and contributions to advancing our understanding of plant biology and stress responses.


Kyung-MIn Kim | Breeding and Genetics | Best Researcher Award

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