GS6 Speakers

Eun Gyeong Yang

Eun Gyeong Yang, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific speaker

Director, International Affairs Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea. 

Disseminating the KIST model: A case of V-KIST (download presentation here pdf icon)
Plenary Panel 4: Building Public Aspirations for Socioeconomic Improvement through Gender-Based Technologies

Eun Gyeong Yang received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the College of Natural Sciences at Seoul National University, Korea in 1986 and 1988. She then proceeded to Stanford University, USA, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1994, with a thesis on pH effects on lipid dynamics in natural membranes. After working as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University from 1994 to 1998, she joined the Pharmaceutical Discovery Division of SRI international in Menlo Park, California in1998, and then moved to Caliper Technologies Corp in Mountain View, California in 2000. Dr Yang came back to Korea in 2001 to do her research in the Life Sciences Division at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). From 2010 to 2012, she served as the Director of the Functional Proteomics Center, one of the 21st Frontier Projects. She was then appointed the Head of the Center for Theragnosis at the KIST Biomedical Research Institute where she led molecular imaging as well as molecular diagnostics teams from 2012 to 2014. After serving as the Dean of the Global School for R&D for 6 months, she has been the Director of International Affairs since September 2014.