Byoung Min is a final year PhD student working on a project investigating the lipid composition of the wheat grain. Lipids are crucial to breadmaking quality, and due to the vast quantities consumed daily, small improvements can have large impacts on both industry and health.
Before his PhD, Byoung Min has had experience working in molecular biology. His project was entitled investigating the TPL/TPR corepressor proteins and their role in male gametophyte development in Arabidopsis seedlings.
Now Byoung works mainly on lipidomics, investigating the lipid composition of a variety of wheat lines. However, he also has experience in wheat population genetics, QTL mapping and biophysical analysis
- PhD project: The role of lipids in determining gas bubble retention in wheat dough
- 2013 – Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
- 2008-2010- Advanced level Qualifications Maths- A , Biology – A , Chemistry – A , History – A
- Advanced Subsidiary - Maths- A, Biology – A, Chemistry – A, History – A
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- 2016- Speaker at TEDxWhitehall
- 2016- RCUK Intern for the Government Office for Science
- 2015- Winner of best poster at BBSRC CIRC poster
- 2015- Winner of best young scientist presentation at the Rank Prize Funds
- 2014- Selected as one of the British Representatives for the Young Generation Forum of the Korean Federation of Science and Technology with a full bursary