Prof. Jae Kyung Sohng received his M.S (Organic Chemistry, 1986) from Yonsei University,
Korea and PhD (Biochemistry, 1991) from Brown University, USA under the supervision of Prof.
David E. Cane. Till 1994, he worked as post-doctoral fellow at University of Washington in Prof.
Heinz G. Floss’s lab. Currently, he is a Professor at Department of BT Convergent Pharmaceutical
Engineering at Sun Moon University and a Director of Institute of Biomolecule Reconstruction (iBR).
He studied the biosynthesis pathways of sugar containing natural products. Recently, he is focusing
on the biosynthesis of novel natural product glycosides by metabolic engineering of microbes.
He is serving as Chief Scientific Advisor since inception of Research Institute for Bioscience
and Biotechnology (RIBB), the name coined by him.
Prof. Lamichhane is an academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and
Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University (KU). He has joined Department
of Chemistry, KU as a lecturer in 1993 and completed his PhD in Biochemistry from Sun Moon
University, South Korea in 2006. He has served as Founding President of Research Institute for
Bioscience and Biotechnology (RIBB) for 6 and half years from July 2011 to December 2017.
Currently he is serving as Chief Strategic Advisor at the institute..