Jin Soo Yi

Center for Fundamental Living Technology

Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy

University of Southern Denmark

Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M

e-mail: yi@sdu.dk

Office: Ø13-601b-1

Research Interests

As a scientist of bio-nanotechnology I have a strong interest in reconstitution of biological system with biomaterials such lipids, proteins, DNA, etc. to create artificial cells. Sometimes we can use non-organic materials to substitute the functions of the real living system. Based on my work experience to develop water filtering biomembrane using water transporting protein (Aquaporin), I have also huge interest in functional proteins for industrial applications.


Aug. 2006         University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering                           

                            Dissertation: Artificial amoeboid system based on actin motility

Feb.1998           Korea University, Seoul Korea, MS in Applied Entomology
                            Dissertation: Cytoskeleton of immune cells in Cockroach Blatella germanica

Feb.1996           Korea University, Seoul Korea , BS in Agricultural Biology 


From Aug. 2012 ~ Current:

Post-doc at FlinT

From Sept. 2010 ~ Jun. 2012:

Senior Scientist at AquaZ A/S, Nordborg, Denmark

From Feb. 2009 ~ Aug. 2010:

Project manager at Danfoss AquaZ A/S, Nordborg, Denmark

From Sept. 2006 ~ Dec. 2008:

R&D manager of bioengineering/nanofabrication at Danfoss AquaZ, Inc, Cincinnati, OH, USA

From Sep.1999 ~ Jul. 2001:

Researcher of National Creative Research Center for Genetic Reprogramming at

Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea

Mar. 1999 ~ Feb. 2000:

Researcher of Bioprocess laboratory

Research Institute of Engineering and Technology, Korea University, Seoul Korea

Jan.1998 ~ Dec.1998:

Researcher of Secretory Granule Research Group,

Biomedical Research Center, Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Deajeon, Korea


- Bioconjugation and crosslinking technology between organic and inorganic materials

- Liposome & polymersome technology

- Channel protein incorporation into liposomes

- Biosystem encapsulation in giant vesicle

- Polymer vesicle technology with blockcopolymer

- Surface modification on cellulose membranes and metal based materials

- DNA manipulation & gene cloning

- Protein purification in the prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression system

- E-Beam Lithography for nanofabricating

- Scanning & transmission electron microscopy

- Immunocytochemistry & Immunohistochemistry

- Animal cell culture

Sep.1996 ~ Feb.1998 Graduate school of Biotechnology Scholarship, Korea University

Mar.1996 ~ Jul.1996 Training Assistant fellowship, Korea University

1994 ~ 1995 Merit-based scholarship, Korea University


1. “Protein Producing Artificail Cell” Jinsoo Yi, Carlo D. Montemagno, US Provisional application #61/055 207 Filed May 21, 2008

2.  “Nanofabricated membrane using polymerized liposomes” Jinsoo Yi, Smitha Baht, Theiss Stenstrøm, Carlo D. Montemagno US Provisional application #61/149 521 Filed Feb. 3, 2009

1. Oral Presentation in 5th IEEE conference on Nanotechnology, Nagoya, Japan, July 2005

2. Poster Presentation in First International Conference and School on Nanoscale/ Molecular Mechanics, Maui, Hawaii; May 2002

3. Poster Presentation in 3rd IEEE conference on Nanotechnology, San Francisco, CA; Aug. 2003

4. Poster Presentation in Biomolecular Motors Annual Principal Investigators Conference, San Francisco, CA; Aug. 2003

1. Jinsoo Yi, Jacob Schmidt, Aichi Chien, Carlo D Montemagno, “Engineering an artificial amoeba propelled by nanoparticle-triggered actin polymerization.” Nanotechnology Vol. 20 (8), 2009

2. Jinsoo Yi, C. Montemagno, “Reconstitution of the artificial amoeboid system based on the bacterial membrane protein ActA mediated actin motility.” Nanotechnology 2005, IEEE-NANO2005, 2005 Fifth IEEE conference, pp 675 - 678

3. Min Ho Lee, Chel S Yoon, Jinsoo Yi, Jum Rae Cho, and Hong Sun Kim “Cellular immune responses and FAD-glucose dehydrogenase activity of Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) challenged with three species of entomopathogenic fungi”  Physiological Entomoloty 30 (3), 289-292, 2005

4. Jinsoo Yi, Wendell, D., Freire, S., Schmidt, J., Nerves, H., Montemagno, C., “Microsphere dynamics for actin based nanorobotic motility” Nanotechnology, 2003. IEEE-NANO 2003. 2003 Third IEEE Conference on Volume 2, pp 725 - 728

5. Seung Hyun Yoo‡, …, Jin Soo Lee, Moon Kyung Kang, et al. “ Coupling of the Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor and Chromogranins A and B in Secretory Granules” The Journal of Biological Chemistry Vol.275, No.17, Issue of April 28, pp.12553-12559, 2000

6. Jin Soo Yi, Jae Chon Yoo, Sung Sik Han “Study on the Roles of cytoskleton in Adhesion Process of Blattella germanica  Immunocytes : Immunofluorescence Microscopy, Confocal Scanning Microscopy, Whole Mount Method.”Korean Journal of entomology Vol. 29. No2, pp111-120, 1999

7. Jun Jae Lee, Jin Soo Yi, Yong Rok Seo, Jae Chon Yoo, Sung Sik Han “Three Dimension of Cytoskeleton in the Hemocytes of Blattella  germanica.” Korean Journal of entomology Vol. 29, No.2, pp103-110, 1999