Name : Kyung-Min Kim

Affiliation : Division of Plant Biosciences, School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Kyungpook National University

Office address : 80 Daehak-ro, Buk-Gu, Daegu, 702-701 Kyungpook National University, College of Agriculture & Life Science Bldg. 1-106

Contact : Tel 053-950-5711, Fax 053-958-6880

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▶▶ Educational Background and Work Experience


1) Educational Background

1989.02 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Kyungpook National University

1991.02 Master of Science in Agriculture, Kyungpook National University

1997.02 Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture, Kyungpook National University


2) Work Experience

1995.- 1996. Researcher, Lab. of Plant Biotechnology, NARO Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center

1998.- 1999. Post Doc., National Research Foundation of Korea,

2000.- 2001. JSPS Postdoctoral, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo,

2002.- 2005. Research Professor, Institute of Life Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University

2005.- 현재 Professor, Division of Plant Biosciences, School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Kyungpook National University,


>> Academic Field and Lecture


Academic field : Plant Molecular Breeding

Lecture : Experimental Statistics, Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Seed Production


- Development of system to conventional and Molecular breeding for rice cultivars

- Development of plant molecular marker related environmental stress in rice

- Analysis of molecular mechanism related environmental stress in rice

- Study of collection, preservation, assessment, and new variety development to gene resource in rice


>> Outside Activities and Other


1989 Present Member, The Korean Society for Plant Biotechnology

1993 Present Editor, The Korean Society of Breeding Science

1993 Present Member, Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology

1997 Present Scholarship Assistant Administrator, Korean Society of Life Science

1999 Present Director, Korean Academy of Native Species

2011 Present Member, The Gyeongsangbuk-Do Agriculture-Fishery Free Trade Agreement countermeasure Special Committee

2012 Present Adjunct Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration


>> Representative study achievement during the latest 3 years


- Publications

Chiaki Watanabe, Nobuharu Fujii, Kenichi Yanai, Takuya Hotta, Dai-Hee Kim, Motoshi Kamada, Yuko Sasagawa-Saito, Takeshi Nishimura, Tomokazu Koshiba, Yutaka Miyazawa, Kyung-Min Kim, Hideyuki Takahashi (2012) Gravistimulation changes the accumulation pattern of CsPIN1 auxin efflux facilitator in the endodermis of the transition zone in cucumber. Plant Physiol. 158:239-251


Young-Hie Park, Gi-Hwan Yi, Hyun-Suk Lee, Jae-Keun Sohn, Kyung-Min Kim (2011) Functional analysis for opaque endosperm of somaclonal mutant in rice (Oryza sativa L.). SABRAO J. Breeding and Genetics 43:214-225.


Young-Hie Park, Hyun-Suk Lee, Gi-Hwan Yi, Jae-Keun Sohn, Kyung-Min Kim (2011) Functional analysis for rolling leaf of somaclonal mutants in rice(Oryza sativa L.). American Journal of Plant Sciences 2:56-62.


Yang Qin, SukMan Kim, Xinhua Zhao, HyunSuk Lee, Baoyan Jia, KyungMinKim, MooYoung Eun, JaeKeun Sohn (2010) QTL detection and MAS selection efficiency for lipid content in brown rice(Oryza sativa L.). Genes & Genomics 32:507-513.


Yang Qin, Suk-Man Kim, Xinhua Zhao, Baoyan Jia, Hyun-Suk Lee, Kyung-Min Kim, Moo-Young Eun, Il-Doo Jin, Jae-Keun Sohn (2010) Identification for quantitative trait loci controlling grain shattering in rice. Genes & Genomics 32:169-176.


Kyung-Min Kim, Chang Kil Kim, Jeung-Sul Han (2010) In vitro regeneration from cotyledon explants in figleaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia Bouche´), a rootstock for Cucurbitaceae. Plant Biotechnology Reports 4:101107.


- Patent and Other

Primer sets for distinguishing persimmon cultivars

Ginseng granule tea

New plant variety of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni containing high rebaudioside-A and breeding method there of

Development of enriched calcium seed potato by expression of an Arabidipsis H+/Ca2+ transporter gene

Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains DK990418 and DK990419 that can select gene associated to cell death

CDF1, CDF2 and cdf3 gene associated with cell death

GY1015, GY1016, and GY1017 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain that can select gene for suppressor to cell death

MAP QTL related to cold tolerance at seeding stage of rice using RAPD marker and Selection method of cold tolerant rice variety