Dear Colleagues and Members of KSBMB
Welcome to KSBMB International Conference 2024!

I am Ho Jeong KWON as the President of KSBMB 2024. I am very much honored to share with you the latest scientific event under the theme of “Driving REsearch InnovAtion in BioMedicine TogethER (DREAMER)” on May 28-31, 2024 at BEXCO in Busan, Korea.

The top priority of our conference is to provide a high-quality scientific platform for knowledge sharing and collaborative networking for all the participants and colleagues, which will ultimately lead to a greater improvement in the scientific and educational activities of our time. I sincerely hope that all the participants will enjoy the conference in a warm and stimulating environment and get to know each other better for future collaborations.

KSBMB is the leading scientific society in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology in Korea with a proud history of 76 years. With approximately 19,000 members, KSBMB is actively engaged in various scientific activities, organizes international scientific conferences and three domestic scientific conferences, and opens training and education courses. In recognition of these achievements, the society has been awarded four Grand Prizes by the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences and won the Minister of Science and ICT Award in 2019, solidifying its image and reputation as a leading academic society representing the biological and life sciences in Korea.

Our society is the only international academic society in Korea that joined the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) in 1982 and the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) in 1973, actively promoting international academic exchanges. We are also preparing to take another leap forward Asia’s leading scientific society in biological and life sciences by hosting the FAOBMB 2025 Conference in Busan.

This year, we aim to strengthen the enthusiasm and passion of our members to address the need for further research across the spectrum of interests from basic life science to medical translation. This conference integrates different areas of expertise to enrich our knowledge in basic biochemistry and molecular biology. To complement our capacities we also promote the publication of our two excellent journals, EMM (Experimental & Molecular Medicine) and BMB Reports. In particular, the EMM has become the first journal in Korea to be ranked among the top world’s top journals in molecular medicine, and the impact factor of BMB Reports is steadily increasing. With our dedication to cutting-edge research, we have developed EMM and BMB Reports into internationally renowned journals.
This year’s plenary lectures will provide valuable insights from three world-renowned Novel Laureates, Dr. Charles Rice (2020 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine), Dr. Randy Schekman (2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine), Dr. Robert Lefkowitz (2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) and distinguished plenary speakers, Dr. Shelley Berger (Epigenetic Regulation), Dr. Chen Dong (Immunology), and Dr. Jae Chun CHOE (Behavioral Ecology). In addition, the conference will consist of 20 symposia, Young Scientist Program (YSP), Satellite sessions and poster presentations together with the bio-exhibition of cutting-edge technologies and instruments, aming at sharing and discussing various ideas paving way for better researches post pandemic ear.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of KSBMB International Conference 2024, I sincerely hope you all enjoy these exciting scientific contents and social networking including KSBMB Happy Hour. And for those visiting Korea, we hope you enjoy the beautiful Korean culture and warm hospitality of Busan city.
I look forward to meeting you at the KSBMB international conference 2024.

Ho Jeong KWON
President of the Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2024