Minkyung Sung- Postdoctoral Scientist
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Francis Crick Avenue
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0QH, United Kingdom

Room: 2N185

Email: msung@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk


  • BSc in Molecular Biology from Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea
  • MSc in Structural Biology from Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea
  • Post-Master researcher in Korean Bioinformation Center (KOBIC), Daejeon, Korea
  • PhD in Bioinformatics in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea

Research Interests

  • Transcriptional control of cell fate and tissue function
  • Interpretation of genomic variation related to human disease or evolution


    • KS Lee, P Chatterjee, EY Choi, MK Sung, J Oh, H Won, SM Park, YJ Kim, S Yi, JK Choi, Selection on the regulation of sympathetic nervous activity in humans and chimpanzees. PLOS Genetics. 2018 Apr
    • JY Sonn, J Lee, MK Sung, H Ria, JK Choi, C Lim, J Choe, Serine Metabolism in the Brain Regulates Starvation-inducedSleep Suppression in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS 2018 Jun;115(27):7129-7134
    • Sung MK, Jang J, Lee KS, Ghim CM, Choi JK. Selected heterozygosity at cis-regulatory sequences increases the expression homogeneity of a cell population in humans. Genome Biology 2016 Jul;17(1):164
    • WJ Yang, H Bang, K Jang, MK Sung, JK Choi. Predicting the recurrence of noncoding regulatory mutations in cancer. BMC Bioinformatics 2016 Dec;17:492
    • Sung MK, Bang H, Choi JK. Understanding epistatic interactions between genes targeted by non-coding regulatory elements in complex diseases. Genomics Inform. 2014 Dec;12(4):181-6
    • Yoo HY*, Sung MK*, Lee SH, Kim S, Lee H, Park S, Kim SC, Lee B, Rho K, Lee JE, Cho KH, Kim W, Ju H, Kim J, Kim SJ, Kim WS, Lee S, Ko YH. (*These authors contributed equally to this work.) A recurrent inactivating mutation in RHOA GTPase in angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma. Nat Genet. 2014 Apr;46(4):371-5
    • Kim HJ, Ryu J, Woo HM, Cho SS, Sung MK, Kim SC, Park MH, Park T, Koo SK. Patterns of Gene Expression Associated with Pten Deficiencyin the Developing Inner Ear. PLoS ONE 2014,Vol.9, No.6*
    • Hwang EY, Jeong MS, Sung MK, Jang SB. Overexpression and Biological Characterization of the Death Domain Complex between TRADD and FADD. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2013,Vol.34, No.4
    • Sung MK, Jeong MS, Lee WC, Song JH, Kim HY, Cho MK, Yu HS, Jang SB. Biophysical Feature, Crystallization and X-ray Crystallographic Studies of Toxascaris leonine Galectin. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2012, Vol.33, No.1
    • Sung MK, Jeong MS, Jang SB. Biophysical characterization and structure basedprediction of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5. BBRC. 403 (2010) 230–236