Bio Sciences and Health
Age-associated cellular surveillance and defense system defends against aging in C. elegans
DR. HAHM, Jeong-hoon
Center for Plant Aging Research, IBS
Dr. Jeong-Hoon Hahm is a research committee of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea. In 2006, he received his B.S. in biology from Yonsei University, and in 2010, he earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry in Yonsei University. After three years’ postdoctoral research in the aging-research field at both Yonsei University and Buck Institute for Research on Aging Center, he returned to Korea at IBS as a research committee, and he continues his aging research.
Positive feedback between the Arabidopsis aging regulator ORE1 and circadian clock components promotes robust rhythmicity
DR. HONG, Sunghyun
Center for Plant Aging Research, IBS
Dr. Sunghyun Hong received his Ph.D in 2008 from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. Then he moved to Dartmouth College, Department of Biological Sciences for his postdoctoral research. Dr. Sunghyun Hong is currently serving as a researcher in Center for Plant Aging Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and continuing his research mainly focuesed on aging and senescence, chronobiology and light signaling.
DR. KIM, Keetae
Principal Researcher, Department of New Biology, DGIST
Dr. Keetae Kim had received his Ph.D in Microbiology in 1995, from University of Texas at Austin, Texas. From 1995-2000, he had served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Then he moved to Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and served as an instructor. From 2012, he is serving as a principal researcher at Department of New Biology, DGIST, Daegu, Korea. His research interest includes miRNAdependent regulation of energy metabolism and lifespan.
Recurrent somatic variations are associated with tissue-specific aging in the turquoise killifish
DR. KIM, Yumi
Center for Plant Aging Research, IBS
Dr. Yumi Kim received her PhD in 2012 from Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH),Korea on spatio-temporal regulation of circadian regulator, GIGANTEA for plant physiology. Then she moved to Pisa, Italy and Cologne, Germany for her postdoctoral training to study aging using an emerging model organism, the turquoise killifish. Dr. Kim is now joined as a Junior group leader in IBS,Korea. She is focusing on elucidating common aging mechanisms across species and how we can live longer.
Pancreatic beta-cell Ca2+ handling in ageing
Karolinska Institutet
Per-Olof Berggren, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of Cell Biology and Experimental Endocrinology, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Director of The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Berggren is a world-leader within the field of pancreatic islet research. He has done pioneering work regarding the fundamental mechanisms regulating the stimulus-response coupling in the endocrine pancreas.
Leaf senescence with emphasis on mitochondrial contributions to the process.
Umea University
Per Gardeström made his PhD in Biochemistry at Umeå University in 1981. After postdoc in USA and research positions in biochemistry and plant physiology in Umeå, PG is since 2001 professor in Plant Physiology at Umeå Plant Science Centre. His research topic is plant metabolism with emphasis on the interactions between the energy organelles chloroplasts and mitochondria both in relation to photosynthesis and leaf senescence. PG has published more than 120 research papers in the field.
Hidden costs of infection: malaria in songbirds accelerates telomere degradation and senescence in wild birds.
Lund University
Professor in Animal Ecology at Lund University, Lund Sweden since 2007. Did a post doc at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA in 1995-1996 on immunoecology in wild birds. Researcher and Lecturer in Animal Ecology at Lund University 1996-2007. Was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in spring 2017 for studies on hidden cost of disease and immune responses.
Direct generation of soma, stem cells and organs
PROF. HAN, Dong wook
Department of Stem Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Konkuk University
Dong Wook Han received his PhD from Konkuk University in 2008, and has been Professor/President Trust Professor in Konkuk University since 2011. His research topics range from transcription factor-mediated direct cell fate transition to recent 3D organoid technology.
In vivo high-throughput profiling of CRISPR-Cpf1 activity
PROF. KIM, Hyongbum
Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University college of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. He received his M.D. in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2006 from Yonsei University, Seoul. During his Ph.D. programme, he studied tissue engineering using mesenchymal stem cells and biomaterials. After postdoctoral training at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in the field of stem cell biology, he became an independent researcher in 2010, when he changed his research field to genome editing. His laboratory is interested in genome engineering in several types of cultured cells (including stem cells) and in mammals, as well as in the development of CRISPR-Cas-based high-throughput methods for genetic studies.
Two distinct cancer-promoting stromal gene expression programs are linked to lung function
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Ola Larsson received a PhD from Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2005 where he is currently appointed associate professor. His current research interests lie in the area of how selective changes mRNA translation affects composistions of proteomes. He integrates cellular models and high throughput methods aimed to gain mechanistic understanding regarding transcriptome wide dysregulation of mRNA translation in diseases including cancer.
Cryo-EM resolution revolution reveals how proteins are synthesised in cellular organelles
Stochkolm University, Sweden
Alexey Amunts received a PhD from Tel Aviv University in 2010, on the X-ray crystal structure determination of a plant Photosystem I. He did a postdoc with Venki Ramakrishnan at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK, where he solved the cryo-EM structures of the ribosomes from mitochondria. From 2015 he is a group leader at Stockholm University, working on characterization of protein synthesis in organelles using structural biology.
Molecular Architecture of Huntington’s Disease protein
PROF. SONG, Ji-joon
KAIST Institute for the BioCentury
Professor Song received his B.S. at Seoul National University, and M.S. at Gwanju Institute Science and Technology, Korea. He earned his Ph.D. at the Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA in 2005. He worked as a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School until 2008. He is a recipient of Bristol-Myers Squibbs predoctoral fellowship and the Jane Coffin Childs Fund Fellowship. Professor Song joined as a facuty at Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tehnology (KAIST), Korea, and is currently associate professor with tenure. He was also selected as one of young talented crystallographer of the world by International Union of Crystallography in 2014.
Deciphering low-level somatic mutations in human brain disorders
PROF. LEE, Jeong ho
Prof. Jeong Ho Lee is a physician-scientist with a broad background in medicine, human genetics, and molecular neurobiology. He received MD-PhD at Yonsei University College of Medicine at 2009. Then, he had postdoctoral training in UC San Diego/Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 2009 to 2012. Since 2012, he has served as a faculty (‘Translational Neurogenetics Lab’) at KAIST.
Metabolic shaping of the immune system
PROF. MAURO, Claudio
Queen Mary University of London, UK
I graduated from the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) with a degree in Medical Biotechnology in 2002 and a PhD in Molecular Oncology and Endocrinology in 2007. During my PhD (2002-07) I studied the pro-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic response controlled by the NF-kappaB family of transcription factors. During my postdoc (2007-11), I worked both at the University of Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK) at the identification of the molecular links between inflammation and metabolism in the adaptive immune system and in cancer. I moved to the William Harvey Research Institute in 2011 as part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. My current focus is the investigation of the metabolic requirements of the immune response during inflammation.
Human mitochondrial translation: fundamental aspects and pathological implications
Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
Marie SISSLER received her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1998. After a post-doctoral stay in the University of Vermont (USA), she obtained a position at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-France). She is Research Director since 2013 and heading a group, which study the structure/function relationships of macromolecules forming the translation machinery in healthy as well as under pathological contexts. Focuses are made on mitochondrial tRNAs and aaRSs, using approaches combining mainly biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and bioinformatic.
Challenges and Opportunities in the Advancement of Korean Medicine
DR. LEE, Hyejung
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Lee Hyejung is a Korean Medical Doctor(KMD) and currently is the president of Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. She is also a profressor at the College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, in Seoul, Korea and a visiting professor of China Medical University in Taiwan. She has published more than 200 articles and books about acupuncture and science.
Translating brain image and its connectomics to clinical biomarker
PROF. LEE, Dong soo
Seoul National University
Dong Soo Lee is a nuclear medicine physician and brain imaging specialist. He was involved in adopting topological concept to brain connectivity analysis and now expanding the approach to higher dimensional brain graphs and volume entropy and their use for classifier and prognosticator. His current interest reached ‘integrating’ epi-transcriptomics micro-imaging and fluorescence tomography mesoscale connectomics and PET/MRI brain macro-imaging.
Characterization of the biochemical and biological activities of proteasome deubiquitinase inhibitors
Linköping University, Sweden
Stig Linder, PhD (Karolinska Institute), 1982. Postdoctoral education: Dep of Human Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine. Professor of cancer pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, professor of pharmacology, Linköping University.
One health approaches to zoonotic diseases: MERS, HPAI and AMR
PROF. PARK, Yong ho
Seoul National University
Professor Park has achieved his DVM and MS at College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea. In 1991, he has obtained his PhD in veterinary microbiology at Washington State University, US. Prof. Park has honored as fellow at Korean Academy of Science and Technology. From 2011 to 2014, he has worked as a Commissioner at the Animal, Plant, Fisheries, Quarantine and Inspection Agency, KOREA. Now, Prof. Park is a Commissioner of Korea BioMAX Institute at SNU and appointed as a Chair of CODEX AMR T/F 2017-2020 Korea.
Cancer immunotherapy beyond PD-1 immune checkpoint blockade
PROF. HA, Sang-jun
Yonsei University
Sang-Jun Ha received a Ph.D. in life science from POSTECH, Pohang, Korea in 2001 and went on to do his post-doctoral research at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA, where he was trained by Dr. Rafi Ahmed from 2004-2008. Dr. Ha was appointed as an assistant professor of Department of Biochemistry at Yonsei University in 2009 and is now working as an associate professor at the same university. The long-term goal of Dr. Ha’s laboratory is to develop approaches to rejuvenate the immune system in settings such as chronic infections and cancers.
Structural and mechanistic studies of structure-selective nucleases involved in DNA repair
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Poland
Dr. Marcin Nowotny received his PhD from the Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw in the group of prof. Jacek Kuźnicki. He did his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, USA in the group of Dr. Wei Yang, where he worked out the mechanism of RNases H1. In 2008 he started his group at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. Dr. Nowotny uses crystallography and protein biochemistry to study the mechanism of nucleases involved in DNA repair and reverse transcriptases.