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[Issue 84] Mr. LEE Woo-Hwan Receives 24th Proud SNU Alumni Award

  • October 24, 2014
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Interview with Professor LEE Sin-Doo
Interview with Professor LEE Sin-Doo
October 10, 2014 Professor Lee Sin-Doo (School of Electrical Engineering), who recently received the 59th Korea National Academy of Sciences Award, had an interview with HanKook Economic Daily. Professor Lee worked for Bell Labs from 1988 to 1992 where he first researched OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) and then switched to LCDs. Professor Lee being a devout Catholic, he moved back to Korea when a Catholic priest urged him to contribute to Korea’s development. In 1995, he presented first generation 9.4 inch laptops, and in 1998, standardized the third generation 12.1 inch laptop, moving ahead of Japanese competitors. Afterwards he developed basic technology for television and desktop monitors, supporting industry companies such as Samsung. A visiting professor at Sichuan University, he warned that “China is granting enormous benefits to bring back talented scientists. Our government needs a detailed plan.” more
Professor PARK Seung Bum Discovers Small Molecule for Brain Damage Recovery
Professor PARK Seung Bum Discovers Small Molecule for Brain Damage Recovery
October 13, 2014 Professor Park Seung Bum (Department of Biophysics and Chemical Biology) and researchers from Kyungpook National University have discovered a small molecule which suppresses neuroinflammation and induces brain damage recovery. Activated microglia have a central role in neuroinflammation and secrete various neurotoxic factors, so excessive microglial activation results in neuronal damage. In order to find therapeutic agents targeting microglial activation, the research team used cell-based phenotypic screening and discovered inflachromene (ICM), a microglial inhibitor with anti-inflammatory effects. The direct binding target of ICM is HMG (high mobility group) box proteins. When injected in laboratory rats, they recovered from brain damage and paralysis. Professor Park stated that “this research will contribute to finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” The specifics of this research were published in the October 12 online edition of Nature Chemical Biology. more
Mr. LEE Woo-Hwan Receives 24th Proud SNU Alumni Award
Mr. LEE Woo-Hwan Receives 24th Proud SNU Alumni Award
October 14, 2014 Mr. Lee Woo-Hwan (more commonly known as Lee Ufan), a Korean artist and critic, was chosen as the 24th recipient of the Proud SNU Alumni Award. Mr. Lee is the founder of the Tokyo-based movement of young artists from the late 1960s and the early 70s known as Mono-ha, which means ‘School of Things’ in Japanese. He is the third East Asian artist to host a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and his work is currently being exhibited at the Palace of Versailles. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 2007 and received the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts in 2000. “Mr. Lee, through his diverse creative activities, brought ordinary people closer to art,” SNU commented. Last year’s recipient of this award was UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon. more
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