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02:00 PM


03:00 PM


IB 3106


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Date & Time

Time: 14:00-15:00pm (CST), Sep.15th

Venue: IB3106

Zoom ID: 715 337 7467

*Light refreshments will be provided


Dr. Ho-Seok Lee

Assistant Professor at KyungHee University


In the quest for sustainable agriculture, biocontrol methods have risen to prominence, especially for medicinal herbs like ginseng. This talk delves into our recent discovery, Bacillus velezensis ARRI17, which emerged as a potent defense against the primary ginseng root rot culprit, Ilyonectria mors-panacis. Field studies showcased ARRI17’s dual capability: bolstering resistance against root rot and enhancing ginseng growth. Furthermore, its integration with traditional biofertilizers suggests a green path forward. Our findings posit ARRI17 as a promising biocontrol solution for sustainable ginseng cultivation, with broader agricultural implications. 


Dr. Ho-Seok Lee earned his PhD in Plant genomics from Yonsei University for Systems Biology, Korea, in 2015, mentored by Advisor Hyun-Sook Pai. Post-PhD, he was a Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Postdoc at Yonsei University, later joining the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Austria, as a researcher until 2021. From March 2022, he began serving as an Assistant Professor at KyungHee University, Korea, and as an Adjunct Scholar at the Institute for Basic Science from October 2022. Dr. Lee focuses on plant-microbe interaction and plant immunity, targeting environmental issues in agriculture, primarily using cell biology and complementing with bioinformatics.