Yoonkang Hur
  • Ph. D.
  • Yoonkang Hur
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • N11-309
  • Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology (N11-310)
  • +82-42-821-5494, 7535
  • ykhur@cnu.ac.kr

Academic Career

  • Ph. D., 1993, Rutgers University, USA In Plant Molecular Biology


  • Post-Doc., 1993-1994, AgBiotech Center, Rutgers, USA
  • Associate and Prof., 1995- Current, Chungnam National University

Research Interests

  • Functional genomics study in chinese cabbage

    Using Brassica rapa oligomer chips (Br300K and Br135K microarray) and RNA Seq, we have analyzed gene expression profiles and identified genes of interest from B. rapa and B. oleracea. Most genes of interest are genes involved in pollen fertility, freezing tolerance, drought stress, leaf color and high temperature tolerance.

  • Molecular marker development in Brassica

    To assist molecular breeding of Brassica crops, we have developed gene-specific molecular markers that are related to flowering time, temperature-stress tolerance, and anthocyanin biosynthesis. Target genes for developing molecular markers have been selected by transcriptome analyses, and followed by genomic sequence analysis. We are currently identified many gene-specific PCR-markers and thousands of SNPs and SSRs.

  • Functional study on unknown genes

    We have identified many genes that would regulate desirable agronomic traits as well as biological phenomena. To elucidate their function, we used transgenic technologies, biochemistry and genetic approaches. We are currently using Arabidopsis, B. napus and B. rapa transgenic plants.

Selected Publication

  • Dong X, Nou IS, Yi H, Hur Y (2015) Suppression of ASK╬▓ (AtSK32), a clade III Arabidopsis GSK3, leads to the pollen defect during late pollen development. Mol. Cells 38(6): 506-517.
  • Dong X, Yi H, Han CT, Nou IS, Hur Y (2016) GDSL esterase/lipase genes in Brassica rapa L.: genome-wide identification and expression analysis. Mol. Genet. Genomics 291: 531-542.
  • Yi H, Li X, Lee SH, Nou IS, Lim YP, Hur Y (2017) Natural variation in CIRCADIAN CLOCK ASSOCIATED 1 is associated with flowering time in Brassica rapa. Genome 60(5): 402-413.
  • Song H, Yi H, Lee M, Han CT, Lee J, Kim H, Park JI, Nou IS, Kim SJ, Hur Y (2018) Purple Brasscia oleracea var. capitata F. rubra is due to the loss of BoMYBL2-1 expression. BMC Plant Biology 18: 82. (doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1290-9)(IF: 3.930)
  • Song H, Dong X, Yi H, Ahn JY, Yun K, Song M, Han CT, Hur Y (2018) Genome-wide indentification and characterization of warming-related genes in Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis. Int. Natl. Mol. Sci. 19: 1727. (IF: 3.687)
  • Song H, Yi H, Han CT, Park JI, Hur Y. (2018) Allelic variation in Brassica oleracea CIRCADIAN CLOCK ASSOCIATED 1 (BoCCA1) is associated with freezing tolerance. Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology (Hortic. Environ. Biotechnol.), 59(3): 423-434. (IF: 1.193)