ICKSMCB 2018 / 2018 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 17(Mon)-19(Wed), 2018 / COEX, Seoul, Korea

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KSMCB Academic Research Awards [KSMCB Life Science Award/KSMCB M&C Award]
KSMCB 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 Cellular 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 member who has creative research activity in the fields of molecular and cellular biology and exhibited outstanding research performance in Korea. The "KSMCB Molecules and Cells Award" (KSMCB 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 KSMCB M&C Award receives KRW 20,000,000 and KRW 3,000,000 as a cash prize, respectively, including a plaque. The awardee of the KSMCB Life Science Award gives a lecture as a 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 through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee.
KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science
KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science

To award the women scientists who have accomplished outstanding research achievement in the fields of life science, the KSMCB established KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science in 2016. The awardee of the KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science receives KRW 10,000,000 as a cash prize, including a plaque. The awardee of the KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science gives a lecture as a keynote speaker at the International Conference of KSMCB. Candidates of this award have been recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award is supported by the donation of the former KSMCB president, Sang-Dai Park who established our society in 1989.
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Founder of the KSMCB

일천 이기영 교수PARK, Sang-Dai, Professor Emeritus at Seoul National University, is Founder of Korea Society of Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) that was established on April 15th, 1989. Prof. Park has been a pioneer in molecular and cellular biology since 1966. He published many important articles on genomic instability caused by chromosome aberrations, cell cycle delays, and abnormalities of DNA replication and repair. He also discovered DNA-damage response proteins, which play a critical role in DNA damage checkpoint by regulating DNA damage inducible genes. These findings greatly help the current understanding of DNA double strand breaks-induced recombination repair.

Prof. Park has played a critical role in fostering the development and globalization of molecular biology in Korea by serving as President of KSMCB, President of Korean Federation of Sciences & Technology Societies, and Vice-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology of Korea. He received his B.S. in Biology from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. from St. John's University in the United States. Currently, he serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Korea, a fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and Vice President of the Pacific Science Association (PSA). He received numerous prestigious awards including the 1st Korea Science Award, the Korean National Academy of Sciences Award, and the Chanjo Medal, Order of Science & Technology Merit, Korea.

KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award
KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award

KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award was established in 2017 to acknowledge the life-long research achievements and contributions in the fields of life science by a distinguished scientist with a full KSMCB membership. The awardee of the KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award receives KRW 5,000,000 as a cash prize along with a plaque. The awardee gives a keynote lecture at the International Conference of KSMCB. Candidates for this award are recommended by the regular members of KSMCB and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award is supported by the donations of Hyen Sam Kang, a president of KSMCB in 1993.
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Ilchun Memorial Lecture
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 members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Ilchun Committee.

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Late Professor Lee, Ki-Young (一泉 李基寧 敎授)
Lee, Ki-Young Ilchon 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.
Macrogen Scientist Award
Macrogen Scientist Award

To award the 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 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 KRW 10,000,000 along with a plaque and will be presented by the sponsor of the award, Macrogen Co. Candidates are recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee.
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MERCK 350 Future Researcher Award
MERCK 350 Future Researcher Award

This award is given to scientists including research faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the field of molecular and cellular biology. To qualify, the candidate must have been the first author of a research paper published within the last three years based on a research conducted in Korea. The awardees are each given the prize money of KRW 3,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates are recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award has been sponsored by Merck Ltd. since 2018.
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AMOREPACIFIC Great Global Next Generation Research Award
AMOREPACIFIC Great Global Next Generation Research Award

This award is given to young research scientists including graduate student, postdoctoral research fellow, and regular/temporary researchers except principal investigator.
In order to be awarded, qualifications have to meet the criteria that the candidates must publish their researches as the first author in the previous years, which should be performed in Korea.
The awardee is given the prize money of KRW 2,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates of this award have been recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award has been sponsored by AMOREPACIFIC Co. since 2015.
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SeouLin Bioscience Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award
SeouLin Bioscience Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award

To encourage student researchers, since 1995, the society has given this award to a student member who wrote the best doctoral dissertation of given year. The awardee is given the prize money of KRW 2,000,000 and a plaque.
Candidates are recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award has been sponsored by SeouLin Bioscience since 2015.
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Takara Excellence Thesis Award
Takara Excellence Thesis Award

This award is given to non-faculty research scientists including graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and regular/temporary doctoral researchers.
In order to be awarded, qualifications have to meet the criteria that the candidate must publish his or her research as the first author within the last two years, which should be conducted in Korea and abroad.(1 awardee from each field which is 1) natural science 2) biomedical science 3) agricultural/fisheries science)
The awardee is given the prize money of KRW 2,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates are recommended by the KSMCB regular members and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee.
This award has been sponsored by Takara Korea Biomedical Inc. since 2015.
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Excellent Poster Award
Excellent Poster Award

Each year at the annual meeting since 1997, KSMCB has given poster awards to approximately 110 presenters who delivered excellent poster presentations. The awardees are selected directly from the venue by poster award evaluation committee. Each awardee will be given the prize money of KRW 100,000 and a certificate.

KSMCB Travel Award
KSMCB Travel Award

  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 July 13, 2018.
    4. (4) The Committee will review your application and abstract. The awards will be made by end of July, 2018.
    5. (5) The Committee will support travel grants depending on the country and travel distance (USD 400).
    6. (6) Travel awardees will be reimbursed for their pre-registration fee.
    7. (7) The prize comprises a certificate. The certificates will be given on September 19(Wed) during the Closing Remark.
KSMCB Young Investigator Research Award
KSMCB Young Investigator Research Award

  1. 1. Eligibility
    1. (1) Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows who have applied to present posters.
    2. (2) Applicants' names must be on the posters they present. Only one person per poster is eligible for the award.
  2. 2. Procedure
    1. (1) Complete pre-registration and online abstract submission.
    2. (2) During the online abstract submission click "Yes" radio button in the "Application for Oral Presentation" item.
    3. (3) The deadline for application is August 10, 2018.
    4. (4) The Scientific Program Committee will review the abstracts. If you are selected as an "Oral Presenter", you will give an oral presentation on the scientific sessions of related topics. Each presentation time is 15 min (12 min presentation + 3 min Q&A). All the oral presenters will receive KSMCB Young Investigator Research Awards (certificate and KRW 150,000). These awards will be given on September, 19 (Wed) during the Closing Remarks.