Delegate Profile

Seokjoo Yoon

Job TitleDirector, Department of Predictive Toxicology

Company NameKorea Institute of Toxicology


Dr. Yoon received his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, Japan in Toxicology. After receiving his Ph.D., he moved to the Division of Molecular Toxicology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden for his post-doctoral training. And He also had a position as research professor at Hanyang University, Korea.

He joined Korea Institute of Toxicology in June 2003. He contributed to set up toxicogenomics field at KIT. Recently, he worked at NCCT, US-EPA as a visiting scientist.

Dr. Yoon is also appointed Professor of human and environmental toxicology at the Korea University of Science and Technology (UST).

He presently serves as the Director of department of predictive toxicology. It is here that he leading the department to develop alternatives to lab. animal study, biomarker, human pluripotent stem-cell derived hepatocytes & cardiomyocytes, Zebrafish for drug screening, 3D cell culture, organoid and in silico toxicology(Docking simulation, NGS analysis).

The department is also contribute to develop  ISO TC229 (Nanotechnology) work items and OECD Adverse Outcome Pathway(AOP) projects. Ultimate goal of the department is predict a toxicity in early stage of drug discovery and development.


Conference Sessions

  • Cosmeceutical development - An in-silico approach

    Tuesday16:00 - 16:4520 Jun 2017

    Marketing Trends & Regulations Theatre

    An in-silico approach to predicting toxicity and efficacy has become increasingly important, in both regulatory aspects (e.g. EU REACH and the Cosmetics Regulat...

    • Language: English

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