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Young Hae Choi

Associate professor at the Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Leiden University - the Netherlands


Young graduated on College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University in 1992. In 2000, he received PhD diploma from the same university. The title of his PhD thesis is ‘Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Nitrogen-Containing Natural Products’. After two years of post-doc experience working at the application of mass spectrometry to the identification of natural products, he moved to Leiden University, the Netherlands (the present position). In the last 20 years, he developed diverse metabolomics methods of plant and microorganisms. Using the developed methods, a wide range of biological model systems were investigated for the research questions related to biology, physiology, and ecology. Some of his representative metabolomics research can be exemplified with tobacco–TMV (tobacco mosaic virus), BrassicaherbivoresSenecio– thrips, Brassica and Arabidopsis treaded with signal molecules (salicylic acid, jasmonate, and benzothiadiazole), Catharanthus–phytoplasma and some chemo-taxonomical applications for Ilex and Cannabis. And many traditional medicines were used for metabolomics. On top of the research field of metabolomics he has also focused on green technology using natural deep eutectic solvents and supercritical fluids. Based on the research career, so far, he has published more than 290 peer-reviewed scientific papers that has been cited over 19,000

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