ICKSMCB 2020 / 2020 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 17(Mon)-19(Wed), 2020 / 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, recognizing members of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) who have contributed substantially to the advancement of molecular and cellular biology in Korea. In 2001, these awards were replaced by the Academic Research Awards of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology. Among these, the "KSMCB Life Science Award" is given to a member with creative research activity in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, who has exhibited outstanding research performance in Korea. The "KSMCB Molecules and Cells Award" (KSMCB M&C Award) is given to a member who has published a highly cited paper in Molecules and Cells-the primary journal of KSMCB-during the previous three years. The awardees of the KSMCB Life Science Award and the KSMCB M&C Award receive KRW 20,000,000 and KRW 3,000,000, respectively, as cash prize, along with a plaque. The awardee of the KSMCB Life Science Award delivers a lecture as a keynote speaker at the International Conference of KSMCB. Nominations for these awards are recommended by members of the Academic Research Awards Committee, and the awardees are selected through a strict review by the Committee.
KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science
KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science

To award women scientists who have accomplished outstanding research achievement in the fields of life science, the KSMCB established the KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science in 2016. The awardee receives KRW 10,000,000 as cash prize, along with a plaque. Further, the awardee delivers a lecture as a keynote speaker at the International Conference of KSMCB. Candidates for this award are nominated by 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 donation of the former KSMCB president, Sang-Dai Park, who is one of the founders of our society in 1989.
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Founder of the KSMCB

일천 이기영 교수Park, Sang-Dai, Professor Emeritus at Seoul National University, is one of the founders of Korea Society of Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) that was established on April 15, 1989. Prof. Park has been a pioneer in molecular and cellular biology since 1966. He published several important articles on genomic instability caused by chromosome aberrations, cell cycle delays, and abnormalities of DNA replication and repair. Further, he 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 the 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 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 is the recipient of 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

The KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award was established in 2017 to acknowledge a distinguished scientist with a full KSMCB membership, who has achieved life-long outstanding research and contributed to the fields of life science. The awardee of the KSMCB Presidential Lecture Award receives KRW 5,000,000 as cash prize along with a plaque. The awardee delivers a keynote lecture at the International Conference of KSMCB. Candidates for this award are nominated by 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 donation of Hyen Sam Kang, who was a president of KSMCB in 1993.
Lee, Ki-Young After graduating from Seoul National University (SNU) with a major in zoology, he completed master's and doctorate courses at SNU's Graduate School. He obtained a Ph.D. from Princeton University in the United States and studied as a Post-Doctoral fellow at Roche and Wistar labs. Since 1974, he has served as a professor of microbiology at Seoul National University and served as the head of the Genetic Engineering Research Institute where his achievements in microbial cloning mechanisms have gained international acclaim. After the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology was founded, he served as the first vice-president and editor-inchief before becoming the society's third president. He contributed greatly to the internationalization of academic research by listing "Molecules and Cells" in the Science Citation Index (SCI). Additionally, he established the Mokam Life Science Award and Ilcheon Yi Ki-nyeong Memorial Lecture and held an English papers and editorial workshop. He is also the recipient of the Science and Technology Excellence Prize.
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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. Outstanding Korean scientist in Korea or abroad is invited to the lecture. Except for 1999 and 2001-when the lecture was delivered every other year-the Ilchun Memorial Lecture speaker has delivered the lecture every year at the Annual Meeting of KSMCB. Candidates for the lecture are nominated by regular members of KSMCB, 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 graduating in 1936 from Kyung Sung Medical School, the origins of the Seoul National University Medical School, he started biochemical research in the Department of Biochemistry at Kyung Sung Medical School. His research continued after the 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 greatly contributed to and influenced science and education. In 1952, he revealed the possibility of classifying microorganisms based on genetic information, specifically using the difference of GC ratio, by paper chromatography method, during his study at the Pasteur Institute (Annales de L'institut Pasteur, 1956). He received his 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, such as the Prime Minister Award (1968), the Order of Civil Merit (1970), and the Order of Cultural Merit from France (1964), to name a 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 honor the scientists who have accomplished research in and contributed to the field of molecular and cellular biology, KSMCB established the "Macrogen Scientist Award" in 2003, which was awarded for the first time in 2004. A young or senior researcher (KSMCB member) in Korea, or a Korean compatriot living outside Korea who achieved outstanding research performance is selected by the KSMCB board as the winner of the award. The winner will be awarded KRW 10,000,000 as cash prize including travel expenses, along with a plaque, presented by the sponsor of the award-Macrogen Co. Candidates are nominated by regular members of KSMCB, and the awardee is selected through a strict review by the Academic Research Awards Committee.
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AMOREPACIFIC Great Global Next Generation Research Awards
AMOREPACIFIC Great Global Next Generation Research Awards

This award is given to young research scientists, including graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and regular/temporary researchers, except for the principal investigator.
The award criteria require candidates to have published their research as the first author previously and the research should have been conducted in Korea.
The awardee is given a cash prize of KRW 2,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates for this award are nominated by regular members of KSMCB, and the five awardees are 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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MERCK 350 Future Researcher Awards
MERCK 350 Future Researcher Awards

This award is given to scientists, including research faculty members 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 research conducted in Korea. The awardees are each given a cash prize of KRW 3,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates are nominated by regular members of KSMCB, 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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Lee Se Yong Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Awards
Lee Se Yong Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Awards

Since 2020, the society has given this award to the student who writes the best doctoral dissertation of the year. This prize is meant to encourage student researchers, and the awardee is given KRW 1,000,000 and a plaque. Candidates are recommended by members of KSMCB and the awardee is selected through a rigorous review process by the Academic Research Awards Committee. This award is supported by the donations of Se Yong Lee, KSMCB president from 1989-1990.

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Lee Se Yong He earned a Ph. D. from Wisconsin University in the United States, after graduating from Seoul National University with a degree in chemistry. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Yale and Tufts University, he served as an assistant professor at Brown University. In 1974, he returned to Korea and opened the county's first molecular biology lab. This lab has played a major role in the development of molecular and cellular biology in Korea. Since 1978, he has served as a professor at Korea University's Institute of Agricultural Science and Biotechnology and was also the first director of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology. After the foundation of this society, he served as the first president, the chairman of the fund and on the academic committee.
Excellent Poster Awards
Excellent Poster Awards

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 determined directly at the conference venue by the poster award evaluation committee.

KSMCB Young Investigator Research Awards
KSMCB Young Investigator Research Awards

  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 14 (Fri), 2020.
    4. (4) The Scientific Program Committee will review the abstracts. If you are selected as an "Oral Presenter", you will give an oral presentation at a symposium or YI session. All the oral presenters will receive Presentation Awards (certificate and KRW 100,000). These awards will be given on October 7 (Wed) during the Closing Remarks.