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[Issue 73] SNU Research Team Discovers Breakdown Enzyme for HIV

  • July 23, 2014
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President OH Yeon-Cheon Appointed Chair Professor at Stanford University
President OH Yeon-Cheon Appointed Chair Professor at Stanford University
July 18, 2014 Former SNU President OH Yeon-Cheon, whose term of office ended on July 19, will move to Stanford University to assume the position of chair professor. He will be lecturing at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center from August 2014 to March 2015, with funding from the Koret Foundation. President Oh expressed deep interest in “discussing the national values of the three East Asian countries – Korea, China and Japan - with Stanford students.” more
SNU Research Team Discovers Breakdown Enzyme for HIV
SNU Research Team Discovers Breakdown Enzyme for HIV
July 21, 2014 Professor AHN Kwangseog (Dept. of Biological Sciences)’s research team has discovered an enzyme which breaks down HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, and presented a possibility for a new type of AIDS vaccine. The team found that ‘SAMHD-1’ protein, which consists of 626 amino acids, decomposes the RNA of HIV. The team also found that when the concentration of base in a given cell is low, the ‘SAMHD-1’ becomes active and breaks down HIV RNA. Professor Ahn said that “this discovery will provide an important basis for future vaccine developments,” as many anti-HIV medicines rely on keeping the concentration of base in a low state. The outcome of this research was published in the July 21 edition of Nature Medicine. more
Professor Byung-Gon CHUN Receives Award from Microsoft
Professor Byung-Gon CHUN Receives Award from Microsoft
July 22, 2014 On July 14, Professor Byung-Gon Chun (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) received the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship for 2014, a prestigious award given to young professors who have shown outstanding research results in computer engineering, becoming the first (Asia-based) Asian recipient of this award. This year, seven engineers were selected and were awarded USD 100,000 in research funds. Professor Chun’s main area of research is REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) – a platform which facilitates the efficient analysis of big data. Last January, he made public his REEF as open-source software, and Korean companies have already made use of it for cloud services. “I want to develop a Big Data OS so anyone can analyze big data easily and quickly,” he said. “Software enables one idea to change the world.” more
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NO. TITLE DATE HIT
79 [Issue 80] SNU Ranked 31st in QS World University Rankings Sept. 19, 2014 10100
78 [Issue 79] Anti-aging Cluster to Open at SNU Pyeongchang Campus Sept. 12, 2014 5995
77 [Issue 78] SNU Ranks First in Industry-University Cooperation Revenues Sept. 3, 2014 7542
76 [Issue 77] SNU Saves Water by Changing Toilets Aug. 21, 2014 6260
75 [Issue 76] SNU Ranked 40th by Quacquarelli Symonds in Accounting and Finance Aug. 14, 2014 6015
74 [Issue 75] President Nakin SUNG’s Inauguration Ceremony Held Aug. 7, 2014 6254
73 [Issue 74] Professor YOUN Kwangchul Performs at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival July 31, 2014 6121
72 [Issue 73] SNU Research Team Discovers Breakdown Enzyme for HIV July 23, 2014 5420
71 [Issue 72] President of the People’s Republic of China XI Jinping’s Special Lecture at SNU July 15, 2014 5596
70 [Issue 71] Professor KIM KeeHoon Develops Magnet Which Changes Poles by Electric Field July 3, 2014 5371