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  • May 25, 2011

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Korean researchers have newly discovered 'peptide interference' phenomenon as a regulatory mechanism of vital phenomenon. PARK Chung Mo, SNU Professor of the Department of Chemistry, and his research team confirmed on May 24 that the modified protein of IDD14 (a kind of plant transcription factor) effectively suppresses the function of IDD14. The study is expected to be applied to the field of genetic manipulation and Park is now conducting further research to create crops with extraordinarily high resistance to insects and low temperature, utilizing the concept of peptide interference. This achievement was published in the May issue of Nature Communications.
-Published in Hankook Economy Daily

KDA (Korea Dermatology Association) is now hosting the 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, which is scheduled from May 24 to 29 at COEX. EUN Hee Chul, SNU Professor of Department of Dermatology and the president of the congress, hopes this event to be an opportunity to further the spectrum of the field of Dermatology in Korea and expects to earn revenue of 12 billion KRW. Participation fee for this event is 200 dollars (per day).
-Published in JoongAng Ilbo

SNU Professor's Association for Democratization announced on May 24 that they are going to hold a debate forum at 3 PM on May 26 at the Centennial Memorial Hall of College of Law. The forum will mainly focus on the alternative plan to SNU's incorporation.
-Published in Asia Today

A recent study shows that an excessive prerequisite learning for children may hamper the normal development of their brains. As a speaker for a forum titled"Let's raise our children without private education", SNU Professor SEO Yu Hyun of College of Medicine argued that human brains can be developed normally only when they are educated step by step.
-Published in Segye Ilbo

HWANG Kee Won, an SNU professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, has recently published a book titled"The Interpretation of Landscapes" in collaboration with his two daughters. HWANG had suffered from endemic disease after he visited Latvia to take part in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in October 2006, resulting in right-sided hemiparalysis. His Accumulated knowledge and 30 years of experience in ground planning and architecture design is compiled in the book.
-Published in Hangyeorae Newspaper

Seoul Techno Holdings Inc. (owned by SNU R&DB Foundation) announced they will establish 55 subsidiary companies and turn over 1.2 trillion KRW in 2017 by making use of approximately 2700 patents of SNU. This business will contribute to the elevation of the financial self-reliance ratio of SNU, which is to be incorporated in 2012, through profitable projects. More high-quality job opportunities are expected to be provided for members of SNU in the near future.
-Published in Money Today

SNU announced its plan to establish a company developing statistical package programs by utilizing patented technologies held by SNU professors. Due to lack of domestic statistical analysis program, Korean researchers had to rely on foreign products spending 200 million KRW a year at SNU alone. This requires a huge initial investment cost but since SNU is using its own technology, the expenses will be recovered by selling the products. SNU's policy is to spend the revenue to encourage technical development or to support students.
-Published in the Kyunghyang Shinmun

SNU Department of Economics will hold a joint conference with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) to discuss"the macroeconomics theory and policy after global financial crisis" at Hoam Faculty House (May 25 to 26) and at KDI (May 27). Christopher A. Sims, a prominent professor in the area of macroeconomics from Princeton University, will attend this conference together with a number of well known scholars.
-Published in Hankook Ilbo Economy

HA Taek Jib, an SNU professor at the Department of Biophysics & Chemical Biology WCU (World Class University), will give a special lecture at Mok-am Hall of SNU College of Natural Science at 10:30 AM on May 26. Professor HA was earlier awarded 'the Hoam Prize 2011' in April.
-Published in Hankook Ilbo Economy

Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies holds a seminar about ?Communication Crisis of Korean Society"Diagnosis and Prospect" at the Korea Press Center from May 26 to 27. SONG Ho Keun, SNU professor of Department of Sociology, will be on the panel. About 20 professors wIll attend the seminar to suggest a solution to the communication problems of our society.
-Published in Hankook Ilbo Economy

In a special lecture"Professional Mentality and Work Ethic" held by College of Agriculture and Life Science of SNU the afternoon of May 24, a former secretary general of the Korea Baseball Organization (a present member of the KBS Baseball Explanation Committee) HA Il Sung emphasized that"we should enjoy competition without hating the opposing team." He also pointed out 'motivation' as the best way of overcoming one's own limit. The audience was very much pleased to hear his splendid speech, which included various interesting episodes of his previous experience in baseball explanation.
-Published in Hankook Ilbo Economy

Summarized by LEE Tae Joon, SNU English Editor,
Proofread by LEE Ye ha, SNU English Editor,
May 27, 2011
May 24, 2011