Bang-Ook Jun

Bang-Ook Jun has been a Professor of Biology at Gangneung-Wonju National University since 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Seoul National University, Department of Botany in 1986. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Florida, Department of Botany. He was a Visiting Professor of University of Calgary, Faculty of Communication and Culture and is now a Visiting Professor of American University of Sovereign Nations, Arizona. He was the President of Gangneung-Wonju National University in 2012-2015. He was the President of Korean Bioethics Association in 2008-2009. He has contributed to the Asian Bioethics Association as Vice-President for Korea in 2010-2014 and as President since 2016. He has written articles including “Ethical Issues on the Human Embryonic Genome Editing” and “The Ethics of Therapeutic Gene Editing Research.” His main research focus is on the ethics of emerging biotechnologies.