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Prof. Byeang Hyean Kim

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Department of Chemistry, POSTECH San 31 Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu, Pohang 790-784, Korea

Brief Biography:

B.Sc.  Seoul National University, 1973-1977

M.Sc.  KAIST, 1977-1979 (with Professor S. K. Choi)

Ph. D.  University of Pittsburgh, 1983-1987 (with Prof. Dennis P. Curran)

1979-1983: Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

1980-1981: UNESCO Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology

1988-1993: Assistant Professor, POSTECH

1993-1999: Associate Professor, POSTECH

1995-1995: Visiting Scholar, University of Tokyo

1996-1997: Visiting Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute

1999- Present: Professor of Chemistry, POSTECH

2006-2008: Head & Director, Department of Chemistry & BK School of Molecular Science, POSTECH

2005-2008: Associate Editor, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc.

2009- Present: Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. Editorial Board Member

Journal of Nucleic Acids Editorial Board Member

2010- Present: International Review of Biophysical Chemistry Editorial Board Member Current Chemical Biology Editorial Board Member

2011- Present: Research and Reports in Medicinal Chemistry - Honorary Editorial Board


Academic positions:

Professor of Chemistry, POSTECH


Research interests:

Modified Nucleic Acid Sytems

1) Modified shRNA for RNAi

2) Fluorescent Oligonucleotides for Probing DNA/RNA

3) Modified Nucleosides for Gels, Liposomes, and Drug Candidates


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

WebmedCentral will be a very important medium for excellent research publications.

It is a timely and given a wonderful addition to medical research field.


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