YOUNGIL KOH

Assistant Professor
Seoul National University Hospital
I am a hematologist at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) and also working for Center for Hospital Information (HIO) and Center for Precision Medicine (CPM) in our institution. I got MD/PhD from Seoul National University. From clinical perspective, I am dealing with hematologic cancer (hemic) patients including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Along with conventional chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, I am participating and leading numerous clinical trials for hemics including first in human trial.   From methodological perspective, my main research interest area is cancer genomics and had been working for International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) since 2013. I was responsible for LAML-KR project in ICGC and worked for ICGC-PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genome(PCAWG) project also. Now, I work as a member of Data Coordination and Management Working Group (DCMWG) of ICGC-ARGO (Accelerating Research in Genomic Oncology) which has been selected as a driver project of GA4GH. As a national activity of this, I am co-leading Regional Data Processing Center (RDPC) of Korea in ICGC-ARGO with a support from Korean Institute for Science and Information Technology (KISTI). I also serve as a board member for insurance guide of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology in Korea.   In addition, as a responsible personnel for future medicine in SNUH HIO, I am in charge of adopting integrated Genome-Health data platform at SNUH. As a starting point, SNUH HIO designed Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) structure of cancer patients who were treated with various treatment modalities including clinical trial which could be suitable for various genome-health data platform: SUPREME system is now run at SNUH and is providing core information for Syapse platform.  Lastly, I have a big interest in law that could regulate current data exchange of clinical and genome data and have an experience of passing the first step of bar exam in Korea on 2012.