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As part of our dedication to healthy human lives, we support Korean scientists
Macrogen supports the future
of Korea
With a strong sense of responsibility and calling, we will continue to fulfill our social responsibility as a committed supporter for researchers in the field of biotechnology, as well as play a pivotal role in strengthening national technological competitiveness.
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Scientist Award Sponsored by Macrogen
Macrogen Scientist Award
Biotechnology has joined IT as the new growth engine for the national economy.
In particular, biotechnology, as the applied science that develops new innovative technologies using living organisms, plays a vital role in developing innovations in medicine, agriculture, energy, and the environment and enables them to become high-value-added industries. Therefore, the future of our national economy lies in the hands of aspiring biotechnologists.
The Macrogen Scientist Award was established to encourage and support scientists in Korea who demonstrate excellence and promising accomplishments in the field of basic biotechnology.
Hyongbum Henry Kim
17th Winner
Hyongbum Henry Kim
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Sequence-specific prediction of the efficiencies of adenine and cytosine base editors- Prediction of the sequence-specific cleavage activity of Cas9 variants- High-throughput analysis of the activities of xCas9, SpCas9-NG and SpCas9 at matched and mismatched target sequences in human cells
Je-Hwang Ryu
16th Winner
Je-Hwang Ryu
Professor, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Controlling hypoxia-inducible factor-2α is critical to maintaining bone homeostasis in mice- The CH25H-CYP7B1-RORα axis of cholesterol metabolism regulates osteoarthritis- NAMPT enzyme activity regulates catabolic gene expression in gingival fibroblasts during periodontitis
Cheol-Sang Hwang
15th Winner
Cheol-Sang Hwang
Professor, Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Functional and molecular mechanisms of the Ac/N-end rule pathway- Protein metabolism via N-terminal formylation in eukaryotes- Reversible cysteine methylation - Therapeutic applications of the Ac/N-end rule pathway and other novel proetolytic systems
Jin Woo Kim
14th Winner
Jin Woo Kim
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Proved the intercellular migration of protein controlling the development of retina nerves and identified the principles of vision development and regeneration- Developed a drug to treat degenerative retinal nerve disease and an inhibitor of vision loss
Seung-jae Lee
13th Winner
Seung-jae Lee
Professor, Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Contributed to the establishment of a basic science approach in managing an aging society- Identified RNA enzyme and a mechanism that extends life and controls the speed of aging
Dae-jin Yun
12th Winner
Dae-jin Yun
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Gyeongsang National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified how plants endure extreme conditions at the molecular level- Found a clue to develop a customized plant body against climate change
Jae-whan Song
11th Winner
Jae-whan Song
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the protein control function that is the key to cell degradation and aging control- Presented the possibility of new drug development for personalized treatment of cancer patients
Il-doo Hwang
10th Winner
Il-doo Hwang
Professor, Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the function of cytokinin, the development and growth hormone of plants, for the first time- Presented the possibility of mass production of plants for biomass to provide eco-friendly energy
Hyun-kyu Son
9th Winner
Hyun-kyu Son
Professor, Division of Life Sciences, Korea University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the crystal structure of protein involved in autophagy that removes waste in the cell- Established a foothold in understanding the specific protein involved in the development of the human cardiovascular system
Seung-hoi Koo
8th Winner
Seung-hoi Koo
Professor, Division of Life Sciences, Korea University (former Professor of Department of Molecular
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the role of helper factor for new synthesis of glucose and transcriptional regulation in insulin signal transduction system in the liver- Provided a clue for research to develop drugs for metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus
Ji-hoon Ahn
7th Winner
Ji-hoon Ahn
Professor, Division of Life Sciences, Korea University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the molecular genetics mechanism of plants’ response to changes in ambient temperature for the first time- Cultivated “signal transfer mechanism of ambient temperature” as a new area of research
Yoon-ki Kim
6th Winner
Yoon-ki Kim
Professor, Division of Life Sciences, Korea University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Presented new treatment method for disease caused by abnormal genes- Expected to be applied to the treatment of cancers and genetic diseases by gene expression control research
Gil-tsu Choi
5th Winner
Gil-tsu Choi
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the seed germination control mechanism by light- Applications include research on the development of seed germination control technology and on the dormant state of living organisms
Dae-won Kim
4th Winner
Dae-won Kim
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the survival mechanism of growing cartilage cells for the first time in the world- Applications include research on degenerative arthritis and skeletal growth in youth
Won-jae Lee
3rd Winner
Won-jae Lee
Professor, Molecular and Life Sciences Department of Ewha Womans University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the control mechanism of proliferation of enterobacteria by bacteria proliferation-inhibiting enzyme- Presented new concept for development of drug by identifying the cause of intestinal disease
Sung-hee Baek
2nd Winner
Sung-hee Baek
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Transcriptional regulation mechanism of cancer metastasis inhibition gene- Research on the mechanism of cell signal transduction via nuclear receptor and transcriptional regulatory factors
Narry Kim
1st Winner
Narry Kim
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the biosynthesis mechanism of microRNA and the molecular mechanism of RNA interference technology
Macrogen
Woman Scientist Award
The Macrogen Women Scientist Award recognizes the commitment and dedication of female scientists and supports their contribution in the field of biotechnology.
Women scientists in the biotechnology field of Korea have generated excellent research results through continuous research and development, thereby contributing to the advancement of science everywhere.
The government established the "Act on Fostering and Supporting Women Scientists and Technicians" in 2002, and it currently supports policies that foster women scientists in research or technical posts in natural sciences and engineering by setting the goals and direction of mid and long-term policies based on the Act.
Macrogen supports women scientists, who have a passion for academic excellence, attention to detail, and flexible leadership so that they can reach their full potential.
Kyunghee Chun
16th Winner
Kyunghee Chun
Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Galectin-3 increases the motility of mouse melanoma cells by regulating matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression- Cancer metastasis & anti-cancer drug mechanism study
Joo-Yeon Yoo
14th Winner
Joo-Yeon Yoo
Professor, Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the mechanism of biodefense against intracellular infection of viruses and bacteria- Pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating influenza virus infection disease
Ho-young Lee
13th Winner
Ho-young Lee
Professor, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified occurrence and malignant alteration of lung diseases such as lung cancer and emphysema- Identified the cause of resistance to anticancer drug and presented countermeasures
Kyeong-mi Lee
12th Winner
Kyeong-mi Lee
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Korea University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Developed immunocyte drug that is the next-generation anticancer treatment method with domestic technology- Attempted combining nanobio technology and cell therapy technology for the first time in the world- Identified the mechanism related to the activation and differentiation of NK cells of the lymphotoxin receptors and CD160 receptors for the first time in the world
Mi-ock Lee
11th Winner
Mi-ock Lee
Professor, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Research on the cause of diseases by identifying the activity regulation mechanism of nuclear hormone receptors- Research on the diagnosis and drugs for cancers and chronic metabolic diseases
Hyun-sook Lee
10th Winner
Hyun-sook Lee
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the secret of chromosome instability, which is one of the main causes of cancer, in an animal model for the first time in the world- Presented new cancer treatment modality related to the mutation of 'BRCA2,' the cancer inhibitor
Hong-hee Kim
9th Winner
Hong-hee Kim
Professor, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the principle of the protein activity related to the occurrence of osteoporosis- Presented new target to develop a drug for bone diseases
Eun-kyeong Cho
8th Winner
Eun-kyeong Cho
Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Presented scientific background necessary for the development of tuberculosis and sepsis
In-hee Mook
7th Winner
In-hee Mook
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the generation mechanism and physiological function of the main causative agents of Alzheimer’s disease- Accomplished various commercialization results for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Young-sook Son
6th Winner
Young-sook Son
Professor, Department of Genetic Engineering College of Life Science
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the self-healing mechanism and healing factors that use bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to repair damage- Published more than 80 papers in Korea and overseas with outstanding research on stem cells
Young-sook Lee
5th Winner
Young-sook Lee
Professor, Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Research on purification of the environment using plants by studying genome functions- Established a foundation for phytoremediation technology in Korea
Kong-joo Lee
4th Winner
Kong-joo Lee
LeeSchool of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified various changes and functions of protein related to metastasis of cancer and stress reaction- Discovered target protein that cures diseases using cell signal transduction research
Sung-hee Baek
3rd Winner
Sung-hee Baek
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Transcriptional regulation mechanism of cancer metastasis inhibitor gene- Research on cell signal transduction mechanism via nuclear receptors and transcriptional regulatory factors
Narry Kim
2nd Winner
Narry Kim
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the biosynthesis mechanism of microRNA and the molecular mechanism of RNA interference technology
Ho-hee Jang
1st Winner
Ho-hee Jang
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biochemistry, Gyeongsang National University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Identified the “biophylaxis mechanism” that prevents the occurrence of incurable diseases by research on peroxiredoxin that eliminates active oxygen from the human body
Macrogen Young Bioinformatician Award
The Macrogen Young Bioinformatician Award supports the outstanding young scientists in the field of bioinformatics
Established in 2019 to recognize outstanding early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of bioinformatics, the award is hosted by the Korea Society for Bioinformatics (KSB) and sponsored by Macrogen. We continue to support young scientists with strong potential in the field of bioinformatics to strengthen the competitiveness of our nation's science and technology.
Je-Keun Rhee
2nd Winner
Je-Keun Rhee
Professor, School of Systems and Biomedical Science, Soongsil University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Discovery of genome control changes and key factors by epigenetic factors through analysis of epigenetic information, such as DNA methylation and histone modification
Sangwoo Kim
1st Winner
Sangwoo Kim
Professor, Dept of Biomedical Systems Informatics, Yonsei University
Major Accomplishments in Research
  • Development of bioinformation methodologies and algorithms for genome sequencing
Second.
Social Sponsorship
Sponsor of MDA Korea
MDA Korea is a non-profit private organization established in November 1999 for patients suffering from muscular dystrophy caused by genetic abnormalities.
Macrogen supports the activities of MDA Korea.
MDA Korea engages in various activities to find a cure for muscular dystrophy as well as activities to share information on muscular dystrophy, including providing benefits for patients belonging to MDA Korea, regular offline gatherings, and consulting service for the diagnosis and care of patients with muscular dystrophy.
We help researchers to study muscular dystrophy, and support their studies on rare diseases, and create opportunities to socialize and interact by organizing an annual spring outing with patients, executives, and employees of Macrogen and mini-concerts.
마크로젠은 근보회 활동을 후원합니다
근이영양증 (Muscular dystrophy)이란?
What Is Muscular Dystrophy?
Muscular dystrophy is a degenerative muscle disease that shows progressive degeneration of muscle strength. This disease has the pathological characteristics of necrosis and regeneration of muscle fiber due to genetic factors. A specific protein that is lost by mutation of genes such as the dystrophin gene, goes through muscle fiber necrosis and degeneration caused by damage to muscle cell membranes, resulting in degeneration of muscle strength and muscle dystrophy. It occurs in 50 - 60% of the cases caused by deletion of genes and the other 40 - 50% is known to be caused by mutation, microdeletion, and duplication of genes.
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