ICKSMCB 2015 / International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / Oct.9 (Wed) ~ 11 (Fri), 2013 / COEX, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea


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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to welcome all the participants to the International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB). This year, our annual event will take place in Seoul from October 12 to 14. The conference will give you a platform to broaden your knowledge and exchange ideas on diverse topics in cellular and molecular biology. It will also provide the opportunities for networking among participants. In addition, many companies and industries in the field of bioscience will be present for exhibition of research materials,  biotools, and  equipment.  The conference  will  beheld at the COEX Convention Center, which is located in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul's business, entertainment, shopping, and culture district.

The scientific program includes four Plenary Lectures, a Presidential Lecture, and 20 symposia focusing on the latest research breakthroughs. In addition, over 1,000 posters will be presented by young scientists to show their research progresses. This year, we are pleased to have Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Institute, Germany), Dr. Daniel J. Klionsky (University of Michigan, USA), Dr. Alexander Rudensky (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA), and Dr. Irving L. Weissman (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA) as plenary lecturers and Dr. Sue Goo Rhee (Yonsei University School of Medicine, Korea) as the Presidential Lecturer. In addition, more than 120 world-class scientists from domestic and foreign institutions will present cutting-edge studies in the symposia.

There also will be a series of ceremonies for the presentation of various awards including the KSMCB Life Science Award, the Molecules & Cells Award, the Macrogen Scientist Award, the Ilchun Memorial Lecture, the AMOREPACIFIC Global Next Generation Research Awards, the Excellence Thesis Awards by TaKaRa Biomedical Inc., the Thesis Awards by the SeouLin Bioscience Co., Ltd., and Presentation Awards for you international participants. This year will see the inaugural presentation of the newly established the KSMCB Award for Women in Life Science. A woman scientist will be recognized for her excellent scientific accomplishment in life science.

With the cutting edge information on the latest scientific advancements and valuable opportunities to exchange the ideas and launch future collaborations, we are confident that this conference will be the most satisfying experience for all participants.

I look forward to meeting you in Seoul this October.
Best regards,

Joonho Choe, Ph.D., President