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Academic Research Awards

Academic Research Awards Since 1994, the Foundation of the MOGAM Biological Engineering Research Center had sponsored the MOGAM Awards that recognize members of Korean Society for Molecular and Celluar Biology (KSMCB) who have contributed substantially to the advancement of molecular and cellular biology in Korea. Later, in 2001, these awards were replaced by the Academic Research Awards of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology. Of these, the “KSMCB Life Science Award" is given to a Korean scientist who has creative research activity in the fields of molecular and cellular biology and exhibited outstanding research performance in Korea for the recent five years. The "Molecules and Cells Award" (M&C Award) is given to a member who has published the highly cited paper in Molecules and Cells, the main journal of KSMCB, during the previous three years. The awardees of the KSMCB Life Science Award and the M&C Award receives 20,000,000 KRW and 3,000,000 KRW as a cash prize, respectively, including plaque. The awardee of the KSMCB Life Science Award has given a lecture by the keynote speaker at the International Conference of KSMCB. Candidates of these awards have been recommended by the only members assigned by the member of the Academic Research Awards Committee and the awardees are selected by the strict review from the Academic Research Awards Committee.

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Ilchun Memorial Lecture

Introduced in 1994, the Ilchun Memorial Lecture commemorates late Professor Ki-Young Lee, a pioneer of Korean molecular biology. Except 1999 and 2001, when the lecture was given every other year, the lecture has been given every year by the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of KSMCB. Candidates of the lecture have been recommended by the KSMCB regular member and the awardee is selected by the strict review from the Academic Research Awards Committee.

  • - Recommendation Form for CandidateForm Download
  • - Recommendation Period: June 3-September 5
  • - Past Laureates
Late Professor Lee, Ki-Young (一泉 李基寧 敎授)

Lee, Ki-YoungIlchon is the pseudonym of the late Dr. and Professor Ki-Young Lee, one of the pioneers of biochemistry and molecular biology research in Korea. After graduated from Kyung Sung Medical School, where the Seoul National University Medical School originated, in 1936, he started biochemical research in the Department of Biochemistry at Kyung Sung Medical School. His research continued after restoration of independence as a full professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Seoul National University Medical School. For 33 years until his retirement, he contributed and influenced in great deal to science and education. In 1952, he revealed the possibility of classifying microorganisms based on the genetic information, specifically using the information in difference of GC ratio, by paper chromatography method during his study at the Pasteur Institute (Annales de L’institut Pasteur, 1956). He received Ph.D from the University de Paris in 1956 and returned to continue studies in genomic DNA, such as nucleotide ratio and repetitive sequences, which initiated molecular biology research in Korea. For his work, he received numerous awards, Prime Minister Award (1968), the Order of Civil Merit (1970) and the Order of Cultural Merit from France (1964) to name few. He was a member of the Korea National Academy of Science and honorary professor at the Seoul National University until he passed away in January 2002.

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Macrogen Scientist Award

Macrogen Scientist Award To award the bright young scientists who have accomplished research achievement and contributions in the field of molecular and cellular biology, KSMCB established the “Macrogen Scientist Award” in 2003, awarded the 1st scientist in 2004. A junior researcher in a research department chief position (member) in Korea, or a Korean compatriot living outside Korea, is selected by the KSMCB board as the winner of the award. The winner will be awarded travel expenses including 10,000,000 KRW, and will be presented with a plaque by the sponsor of the award, Macrogen Co. Candidates of this award have been recommended by the KSMCB regular member and the awardee is selected by the strict review from the Academic Research Awards Committee.

  • - Recommendation Form for CandidateForm Download
  • - Recommendation Period: June 3-September 5
  • - Past Laureates

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Bioneer Next Generation Research Awards

Bioneer Next Generation Research Awards This award is given to research scientists including graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and regular/temporary doctoral researchers except faculty. Candidates of this award have been recommended by the KSMCB regular member and the awardee is selected by the strict review from the Academic Research Awards Committee. In order to be awarded, qualifications have to meet the criteria that the candidate must publish his research as the first author in the previous years, which should be performed in Korea. The awardees by the each prize(grand, gold, and silver) receive 5,000,000 KRW, 3,000,000 KRW, and 2,000,00 KRW as a cash prize, respectively, including plaque by the sponsor of the awards, Bioneer.

  • - Recommendation Form for CandidateForm Download
  • - Recommendation Period: June 3-September 5
  • - Past Laureates

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Excellent Doctoral Thesis Awards

Excellent Doctoral Thesis Awards To encourage student researchers, since 1995, the society has given this award to a student member who wrote the best master or doctoral thesis of a given year. Official members nominate the student candidates. The awardee is given prize money 1,000,000 KRW and plaque. Candidates of this award have been recommended by the KSMCB regular member and the awardee is selected by the strict review from the Academic Research Awards Committee.

  • - Recommendation Form for CandidateForm Download
  • - Recommendation Period: June 3-September 5

Excellent Poster Awards

Excellent Poster Awards Each year at the annual meeting since 1997, KSMCB has given poster awards to about 30 presenters who delivered the best overall poster presentation. Extra point will be given to the candidates participated from the rural areas. These awards are determined directly from the venue by poster award evaluation committee.
*Sponsor: Sigma Aldrich Korea

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Travel Awards

  1. 1. Eligibility
    1. (1) Graduate students and Post-Docs. who have applied to present a poster abroad
    2. (2) Applicants' name must on the posters they present. If more than two applicants are in one poster, only one will be funded.
  2. 2. Procedure
    1. (1) Complete a pre-registration and an online abstract submission.
    2. (2) During the pre-registration, click a "Yes" button in the "Application for travel award" item and write the reason for application
      in less 250 words.
    3. (3) The deadline for application is August 31, 2014.
    4. (4) The Committee will review your application and abstract. The awards will be made by September 20, 2014.
    5. (5) The Committee will support travel grants depending on the country and travel distance (USD 300-400).
    6. (6) Travel awardees will be reimbursed for their pre-registration fee.

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Best Presentation Awards

  1. 1. Eligibility
    1. (1) Ph.D. student and Post-Docs who have applied to present a poster
    2. (2) Applicants' name must be on the posters they present. If more than two applicants are in one poster, only one will be eligible
      for the award.
  2. 2. Procedure
    1. (1) Complete pre-registration and online abstract submission.
    2. (2) During the online abstract submission, click a "Yes" radio button in the "Application for Oral Presentation" item
    3. (3) The deadline for application is July 31, 2014.
    4. (4) The Committee will review your abstract. If you are selected as a "Oral Presenter", you will give an oral presentation On Oct. 21 (Thu), 10:00-12:00. Each presentation time is 20 min.
      The Committee will review oral presenters and select awardees of the Best Presentation Awards. The awards will be given at 16:50 on Oct. 23 (Thur) during the Closing Remark.
    5. (5) The prize comprises a certificate and KRW 300,000.

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