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KOrean Genomics Center

  • Genome & Multi-Omics Data analysis
  • Curing Aging, Cancer, and Chronic Diseases
  • Providing Bio Big Data and Bio-Pipelines


Introduction: KOrean Genomics Center

  • KOGIC is the UNIST genome center established jointly by UNIST and Ulsan City.
  • KOGIC Supports genome-based bio and health-care research, development of technologies
  • KOGIC is focused on the commercialization of omics technology

Genome Technology Commercialization Core Technology Center

  • KOGIC provides Genomic Information Services. 
  • KOGIC has carried out 10,000 Korean Genome Project and we provide the human genome data along with clinical information.

Partnerships: International Collaboration in Genome-based Biomedical Projects

  • Co-founded a personalized genomics project, 10,000 Korean Genome Project with George Church Lab at Harvard Medical School
  • KOGIC is a part of the  Ulsan Genome Service Industry Regulatory Free Zone with 15 organizations and companies in Korea.


Genome Industry Hub: The Hub of the Genome Convergence Business

  • KOGIC aims to function as the hub for integrated ICT-Bio-AI Industry of Korea.
  • KOGIC aims to build and provide core infrastructure for the genome-based biomedical industry of Korea
  • KOGIC aims to utilize omics technology to perform genome-to-aging research and development using killifish animal model.


History of KOGIC

Years Achievements
  • Established UNIST Genome Institute
  • Launching the Korean Genome Project
  • Established the Korean Standardized Genome Center
  • Declaration of Ulsan 10K Genome Project
  • Hosted the 1st Genome Korea Conference
  • Acquiring funding from the Committee of Regional Development Lead Project
  • Hosted the 2nd Genome Korea Conference
  • UNIST Genome center upgraded to the KOrean Genomics Center
  • Hosted the 3rd Genome Korea Conference
  • Hosted the world’s first Genome Expo 2018
  • Hosted Genome Symposium between UNIST and Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
  • Hosted Genome Expo 2019
2020 Conducted a genomic analysis project for infectious diseases
  • Designated as a Genome Service Industry Regulation-Free Special Zone participant
  • Completed the sequencing of the 10,000 Korean genome
  • End of the Ulsan 10K Project


Major Research Accomplishments

  • Implemented the largest-scale Korean Genome Project of 10,000 healthy and patient genomes.
  • The construction of the Korean Standard Genome (KOREF) and Korean Standard Variome (KoVariome)
  • Publication of the reference genomes of whale sharks, raptors, jellyfish, and owls.
  • The publication of 1,074 Korean genomes.

2015: The First Korean Vulture Genome Sequencing
2016: The First Leopard Reference Genome, Korean Standard Reference Genome(KOREF)
2017: The First Korean Bat Genome Sequencing, The First Neolithic East Asian Ancient Genome Sequencing
2018: KoVariome: Korean Population Variome
2019: The First Jellyfish Genome Sequencing
2020: Korea 1K Genome Project
2021: Sequencing of 10,000 Korean Genome
2022: Reconstruct Ancient Korean Faces through Genetic Analysis


Laboratory Resources

Super Computing System for Genome Analysis

  • CPU : 4,472 cores
  • GPU : 96 cores, 29,952 CUDAs
  • Memory : 43,216 GB (42.2 TB)
  • Storage : 13,853 TB (13.53 PB)'



Bio Big Data and Sample Availability

  • More than 10,000* human genome data
  • 10,336 Whole Genomes, 774 Methyl-seqs, 1,063 RNA-seqs, 132 ATAC-seqs
  • 10,940* Large-scale samples in total
  • Blood samples: 4,313, DNA 3,816, Buffy coat 1,505, RNA 1000, PBMC 162, Plasma 100, Tissue 44


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