Dr. Soo-Jin Heo is the Principal Research Scientist of integrate use of marine biomass research group at Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST). He received his PhD degree from Jeju National University in 2008. In his degree, He studied characterization and identification of valuable bioactive compounds from seaweeds and confirmed these functional activities. Recently, His research project is focused on the development of applied technology for multipurpose industry material using marine organisms to utilize functional foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmeceuticals.
Main research interest: Identification of bioactive compounds from marine organisms, functional evaluation (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, anti-obesity, anti-hypertensive, anti-wrinkle, and whitening activities).