Move to content body Move to content menus


  • home
  • sitemap
  • korean



Research Highlights

Professor Sung Hoon KIM Receives Hoam Award in Medicine

  • May 22, 2015
  • Hit 9413
    • facebook
    • twitter
    • print

Professor KIM Sung Hoon
Professor KIM Sung Hoon

Professor Sung Hoon Kim (Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences) has received the 2015 Hoam Award in Medicine for his contributions to greater understanding of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase. Professor Kim first started researching aminoacyl-tRNA in 1994 when he returned to Korea after his postdoc at MIT. Since then, Professor Kim has discovered that aminoacyl-tRNA deters cancer and is involved in differentiation. He also discovered that KRS, an enzyme involved in synthesizing lysine and tRNA, is responsible for cancer metastasis and found a material which deters the process. Professor Kim co-founded Cubist Pharmaceuticals, the company responsible for the sale of tedizolid phosphate (Sivextro). “I am happy that basic science research can lead to saving more lives,” said Professor Kim.

Summary by LEE HeeUn, SNU English Editor,
Proofread by Melora Brett Briana Johnson,

List of postings
170 Professor Yoon-Sik LEE Enables Direct Identification of Peptides Using SERS Barcoding System June 8, 2015 9695
169 New Treatment for Liver Cancer Lowers Death Rate by Seventy-Nine Percent May 29, 2015 10012
168 Professor LEE Byoung Ho Develops High Technology Color Filter May 26, 2015 9800
167 Professor Sung Hoon KIM Receives Hoam Award in Medicine May 22, 2015 9413
166 Professor CHA Suk-Won Develops Nano-metal Catalyst with High Stability May 21, 2015 9519