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Asst Prof Kim Hie Lim

PI, Meta-‘omics & Microbiomes cluster, SCELSE
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment, NTU


Asst Prof Kim specialises in population genomic analyses, applied to genetic variations found within or between populations in order to infer the demographic history of the populations. During her PhD training in Japan, she studied population genetics and evolutionary biology. When she was a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State University in the USA, her research extended to genomics and she applied population genetic analyses to whole genome sequence data. She joined SCELSE 2014 and joined ASE as a faculty member 2016.

Research projects:

  • Studies on human population history related to environmental changes using whole genome population data in collaboration with
  • The GenomeAsia 100K project
  • Evolution of human immune genes as a result of adaptation against infectious disease
  • Comparative genomics on air-borne microbes
  • Population genetics on sea turtles nesting in Southeast Asia