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                                  Professor Heejoon Myung

                                  Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology

                                  Hanuk University of Foreign Studies

                                  email: hjmyung@hufs.ac.kr



l  1987 B. S. in Microbiology, Seoul National University

l  1992 Ph. D. in Microbiology, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign



l  1993-1994 Postdoc. University of California-Berkeley

l  2008-2010 Director, ImaGene

l  2010-2012 Dean, Academic Affairs, HUFS

l  2010-present Director, The Bacteriophage Bank of Korea

l  2017 Chief Secretary, Korean Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology

l  2016-2109 Dean, R&DB Foundation, HUFS

l  2019-present CEO, LyseNTech

Editorial role

l  Associate editor, Frontiers in Microbiology

l  Topic editor, Viruses


Research interests

l  Bacteriophage

l  Phage therapy

l  Phage-immune system interaction


Recent publications

l  Hong H-W, Kim YD, Jang, J, Kim MS, Song M, Myung, H. 2022. Combination effect of engineered endolysin EC340 with antibiotics. Frontiers in Microbiology 13:821936

l  Oh HK, Hwang YJ, Hong HW, Myung H. 2021. Comparison of Enterococcus faecalis Biofilm Removal Efficiency among Bacteriophage PBEF129, Its Endolysin, and Cefotaxime. Viruses 13:426

l  Hwang YJ, Myung H. 2020. Engineered bacteriophage T7 as a potent anticancer agent in vivoFront. Microbiol. 11: 491001

l  Oh HK, Cho J, Hwang YJ, Myung H. 2020. Complete genome sequence of a novel bacteriophage, ATCEA85, infecting Enterobacter aerogenes. Arch. Virol. 165:2397-2400

l  Oh HK, Cha K, Hwang YJ, Cho J, Jo Y, Myung H. 2019. Complete genome sequence of a novel bacteriophage, PBKP05, infecting Klebsiella pneumoniae. Arch. Virol. 164:885-888

l  Kim MJ, Jo Y, Hwang YJ, Hong HW, Hong SS, Park K, Myung H. 2018. Phage-antibiotic synergy via delayed lysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol84(22). pii: e02085-18

l  Cha K, Oh HK, Jang JY, Kim WK, Jo YY, Ha GU, Ko KS, Myung H. 2018. Characterization of two novel bacteriophages infecting multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii and evaluation of their therapeutic efficacy in vivoFront. Microbiol. 9:696


l  Lee HJ, Kim WI, Kwon YC, Cha KE, Kim M, Myung H. 2016. A newly isolated bacteriophage, PBES 02, infecting Cronobacter sakazakii. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 26:1629-1635


l  Moon J, Kaowinn S, Cho IR, Myung H, Oh S, Kaewpiboon C, Kraemer OH, Ching Y-H. 2016. Hepatitis C virus core protein enhances hepatocellular carcinoma cells to be susceptible to oncolytic vesicular stomatitis virus through downregulation of HDAC4. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 474:428-434


l  Kim YD, Jo YY, Myung H. 2016. Removal of Staphylococcus aureus from various surfaces using bacteriophage SA11. Res. J. Biotechnol. 11:130-137


l  Kim MS, Kim YD, Hong SS, Park K, Ko KS, Myung H. 2015. Phage Encoded Colanic Acid-Degrading Enzyme Permits Lytic Phage Infection of a Capsule-Forming Resistant Mutant Escherichia coli Strain. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81:900-909