The Korean Society For Molecular and Cellular Biology
The field of molecular biology began to develop rapidly in Korea from the early 1980’s. There was a need of a platform which will provide cutting-edge knowledge, promotion of association, and fair assessment of researchers and their attainments became widely perceived. This led to the launch of the Korean Society for Molecular Biology (KSMB) by around 332 founding members on April 15, 1989, and KSMB then changed its official title from Korean State for Molecular Biology to the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) and joined the International Federation for Cell Biology (IFCB) in 2001, in recognition of the importance of cellular biology with molecular biology. KSMCB has now expanded to become one of the largest and most preeminent academic societies in the field of life sciences in Korea. KSMCB is having 20-affiliated special study groups and regional branches.
The primary aim of KSMCB is to foster research activities of cellular and molecular biologists in Korea and then to provide them with a high profile forum for the exchange of information and new ideas. In order to be an internationally renowned global core society, KSMCB would like to serve as a platform for cellular and molecular biologists, not only in Korea but also outside the country, to present an opportunity of learning cutting-edge research trends and collaboration. The Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) organizes an international conference which involves several plenary lectures including lecture from Nobel laureate and a number of symposia concentrating on the latest research breakthroughs. It is considered to be one of the largest scientific meetings being organized in Korea with more than 4,000 participants and enclosing major fields of cell biology, molecular biology, pharmacology basic medical sciences, marine biology, agricultural biology, etc.
KSMCB also organizes annual winter conference, which was held in a famous ski resort located in Pyeongchang, the future venue of the conference is in the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.