[Issue 81] College of Medicine Starts Uruguay Genome Project

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College of Medicine Starts Uruguay Genome Project
September 20, 2014 The SNU Genomic Medicine Institute (College of Medicine), Macrogen and the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo are cooperating in the Uruguay Genome Project. The first genome project to take place in Latin America, this project aims to disclose hereditary features in Uruguay disease and build the foundation for future hereditary research. The project’s name is ‘Urugenome’ and will take place for the next three years with the participation of 80 Uruguayans. The Genomic Medicine Institute and Macrogen will provide bioinformatics education to Uruguayan researchers for this purpose. more
Professor KIM Doochul Appointed President of the Institute of Basic Science (IBS)
Professor KIM Doochul Appointed President of the Institute of Basic Science (IBS)
September 22, 2014 The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning appointed Professor KIM Doochul (Department of Physics and Astronomy) as the new President of the Institute of Basic Science. Professor Kim is a theoretical physicist who graduated from SNU in 1970 and received his doctorate degree in statistical physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He became an SNU professor in 1977, and served as the director of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) from 2010 to June 2013. The Ministry expressed hopes that Professor Kim’s experience in leading KIAS will help him lead IBS. The term of the president of IBS is for five years. more
A Bust of Dr. Dawon KAHNG, the Semiconductor Hero
A Bust of Dr. Dawon KAHNG, the Semiconductor Hero
September 23, 2014 The SNU Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center will construct a bust of the late Dr. Dawon Kahng, a world renowned semiconductor engineer. Dr. Kahng (1931-1992) graduated from SNU (Department of Physics) and went on to work for Bell Laboratories for twenty years, where he developed the critical technology for semiconductors. The MOS-FET semiconductor he invented enabled high-integrated chips, laying the foundation for today’s Intel CPUs and D-Ram used by Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. For this Dr. Kahng was named a fellow of the IEEE and Bell Laboratories and has a place in the US National Inventors Hall of Fame. He frequently attended seminars in Korea during the 1960s and 70s to impart advanced technology to South Korea. Dr. Kahng’s bust is currently being sculpted by College of Arts Professor LEE Yong Deok, and will be placed at the entrance of the Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center. more
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