As part of its “Mogam Lecture Series,” the MOGAM Biotechnology Institute carried out a speech delivered by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Professor Robert Huber as its first speaker in the auditorium of the Green Cross R&D Center located in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, on May 11.
Professor Huber serve as the director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for determining the three-dimensional structure of protein complexes, which is related to a bacterial photosynthetic reaction center, along with Prof. Johann Deisenhofer and Prof. Hartmut Michel.
The Mogam Lecture Series is an series of special lectures by some of the world's greatest scholars on studies carried out by the MOGAM Biotechnology Institute.
Starting with Prof. Huber's speech, the institute will have more than four lectures every year for the Mogam Lecture Series. It said that this is an event to strengthen the competitiveness and research network for the institute.
On the same day, Prof. Huber delivered a talk under the theme of “Protein Structures, Basic Science and Application: My Experience.” Before the talk, he met researchers at the institute and discussed opinions on the on-going studies of the institute such as the development of antibody treatments, structure-based protein improvement, and small-molecule drugs.
Meanwhile, MOGAM Biotechnology Institute recently scouted Prof. Choi Seung-hyun, who served as the director of structural biology experiments at the world’s best known Salk Institute, as the head of the research center. Marking the 31st anniversary of the founding, the institute has revealed “Dare to Discover” as its new brand, and is preparing to become a leading research institute with global competitiveness.