Associate Professor Woojin (Scott) Kim, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Sydney.
Scott is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. The focus of his research is in understanding the molecular basis of lipid dysregulation in neurodegenerative diseases and biomarker development. He has extensive experience in determining the function of lipid metabolic genes, including ATP-binding cassette genes. He is world’s leading expert in the study of ABCA7, a candidate gene for Alzheimer’s disease. He was first to generate the Abca7 knockout mouse and to demonstrate that loss of Abca7 exacerbates amyloid-beta neuropathology. He has also carried out pioneering work in lipidomics in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including frontotemporal dementia and multiple system atrophy. Scott has published 106 papers, including two recent ground-breaking work in Nature Communications and Scientific Reports.