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Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim from the Department of Precision Medicine, elected president of the Korean Synchrotron Radiation Users Association

GSBMS Date 2024-01-16 오전 10:53:24 Inquiries 199

Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim from the Department of Precision Medicine, elected president of the Korean Synchrotron Radiation Users Association

Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim, Department of Precision Medicine, elected president of the Korean Association of Radiophotonics Users

 

Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim (Department of Precision Medicine) has been elected as the 17th President of the Korean Association of Radiophotonics Users. He will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2024.

 

The Korea Association of Radiophotonics Users was founded in August 1989 as a public benefit corporation to promote the development of radiophotonics-related science and technology, expand the base of domestic radiophotonics users, promote exchanges among members, and activate research. Currently, there are more than 2,000 regular members, and the organization holds annual research presentations, international symposiums, and tutorials on the use of radioluminescence.  In addition, workshops and briefings are held to reflect the needs of researchers in connection with the construction of the Ochang Multipurpose Radiation Accelerator, which is scheduled to be operational in 2028.

 

Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, and did postdoctoral research at the Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. He is considered an expert in the field of X-ray crystallography, which uses radiation light to determine the three-dimensional structure of biopolymers, and is leading international research on the three-dimensional structure of nucleic acids.

 

"I am honored to take on the important role of president of the association in the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Pohang Accelerator in 1994. Over the past 40 years, the accelerator has made the greatest contribution to the development of science in Korea as a research infrastructure for basic and applied sciences such as biophysical and chemical materials, and the association will continue to do its best to help more researchers use the facility efficiently to conduct world-class research." said Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim

 

Moreover, he has stated "We will mobilize all of our capabilities to support the construction of the multi-purpose radiation accelerator under construction in Ochang so that it can be built as a world-class radiation facility and enable cutting-edge research."