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Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to cordially invite you to the 2023 MHRC Symposium at SIMS.

Metabolic Disease Tissue Homeostasis Research Center (MHRC) is one of the Leading Research Center (RLRC) sponsored by National Research Foundation of Korea. The main objectives of our center are to investigate pathoetiology of obesity-induced inflammation and its implication to the development of Type 2 Diabetes, and thereby to develop a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatments of Type 2 Diabetes. Our center is affiliated with Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Institute (SIMS), Soonchunhyang University, that is a leading research institute for the metabolism research in Korea.

Since MHRC was established in 2019, our center has hosted the annual symposiums on metabolism research areas. We envision that our symposiums help to develop metabolism research in Korea by sharing the latest research progresses in the field, and also by serving as a central hub for the networking among international and Korean researchers.

Like in the past symposiums, we are very fortunate to invite the prominent speakers from around the world for this symposium. The keynote speaker is Dr. George King from Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. Other renowned speakers from the fields of cellular organelles and stress, immunology, adipose tissue and the liver, and other research areas, will also give in-person live lectures at the symposium. A full list of the speakers can be found here.

The title of this year symposium is “Portal to Metabolism Research” to foster future research in the metabolism areas. Thus, we invited not just established researchers in this area, but also included many inspiring junior researchers too. Furthermore, we organized special sessions for the young trainees including students in Young Investigator Session and Poster Presentation Session. We also used the meaning of the “Portal” to share the great success stories of Korean scientists in this field with the world. Hence, we invited several outstanding Korean researchers abroad too. Thus, we hope that our symposium will maximize face-to-face opportunities for international networking among established and young scientists altogether.

We are very proud of hosting this exciting symposium. We also sincerely hope that the MHRC symposium can continue to foster the development of young scientists, to share new discoveries in science, and also to establish international networking, thereby enriching the metabolism research in Korea.

I am looking forward to seeing you all in our symposium.

Best Regards,

  • Jongsoon Lee, Ph.D.
  • Director, Metabolic Disease Tissue Homeostasis Research Center (MHRC)
  • President, Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-Bio Science (SIMS)
  • Professor, Soonchunhyang University