Sun Kim

Sun Kim

Affiliation: Associate Professor in School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington

530 East Kirkwood Avenue, Suite 104 Bloomington, IN 47408

Tel: 812) 856-3009


A Data-driven, Systems Biology Approach for Exploring the Role of Epigenetics in Human Cancer

In this talk, I will discuss data-driven cancer genomics and epigenomics research in the context of personalized medicine. This talk can be divided into three parts. The first part of the talk will discuss what genetics and epigentics mean and how genetic and epigenetic changes are associated with cancer and other disease. The second part of the talk will introduce the Ohio State University-Indiana University Integrated Cancer Biology Program (ICBP) Center that aims to characterize the role of epigenomics in human cancer. The Integrative Cancer Biology Program ( a program launched by US National Cancer Institute in 2004. The final, third part of the talk share my perspectives on personalized medicine in the context of data driven systems biology. 

Short Bio

Sun Kim is Chair of Faculty Division C, Director of Center for Bioinformatics Research, Founding Director of Bioinformatics Program, an Associate Professor in School of Informatics and Computing; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Medical Sciences Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining Indiana University in 2001, he worked at DuPont Central Research from 1998 to 2001, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1997 to 1998.  Sun Kim is a recipient of Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at Indiana University in 2004 and a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award DBI-0237901 from 2003 to 2008. He is actively contributing to the bioinformatics community, serving on the editorial board for journals including co-editor-in-chief for International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, serving on the steering committee of ACM SIG Bioinformatics, serving as vice chair for education for the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Bioinformatics. He has been co-organizing many scientific meetings including ACM SIG Bioinformatics Conference 2011 as a program co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) 2008 as a program co-chair and 2009 as a conference co-chair. Sun Kim received a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and the University of Iowa, respectively.