The KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Awards are presented annually by the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) and John Wiley & Sons. They are awarded to two young Korean scientists under the age of 40 for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community.
This year, the awards were presented to Assistant Professor Jun Soo Kim, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, and Associate Professor Mi Hee Lim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), at the 116th KCS General Meeting in Deagu, South Korea, October 14–16, 2015.
Jun Soo Kim studied chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in 2009. After postdoctoral research at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, he joined Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience in 2011.
His research interests include computational chemistry and biophysical chemistry. He has performed simulations of biological systems, as well as of ice growth.
Mi Hee Lim studied chemistry at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, and received her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, under the supervision of Stephen J. Lippard. She then performed postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, with Jacqueline K. Barton and joined the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, as Associate Professor of Chemistry.
Her fields of research are bioinorganic chemistry and chemical biology, specifically metalloneurochemistry in human health and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Selected Publications by Jun Soo Kim
- Cluster growth mechanisms in Lennard-Jones fluids: A comparison between molecular dynamics and Brownian dynamics simulations,
Jiyun Jung, Jumin Lee, Jun Soo Kim,
Chem. Phys. 2015, 449, 1–9.
- Phase separation of a Lennard-Jones fluid interacting with a long, condensed polymer chain: implications for the nuclear body formation near chromosomes,
Inrok Oh, Saehyun Choi, YounJoon Jung, Jun Soo Kim,
Soft Matter 2015, 11, 6450–6459.
- Phase Transitions of Amorphous Solid Acetone in Confined Geometry Investigated by Reflection Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy,
Sunghwan Shin, Hani Kang, Jun Soo Kim, Heon Kang,
J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 118, 13349–13356.
- Crowding-Induced Structural Alterations of Random-Loop Chromosome Model,
Jun Soo Kim, Vadim Backman, Igal Szleifer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011.
- Effect of Macromolecular Crowding on Reaction Rates: A Computational and Theoretical Study,
Jun Soo Kim, Arun Yethiraj,
Biophys. J. 2009, 96, 1333–1340.
- A Diffusive Anomaly of Water in Aqueous Sodium Chloride Solutions at Low Temperatures,
Jun Soo Kim, Arun Yethiraj,
J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 1729–1735.
Selected Publications by Mi Hee Lim
- Tools of the Trade: Investigations into Design Strategies of Small Molecules to Target Components in Alzheimer’s Disease,
Jeffrey S. Derrick, Mi Hee Lim,
ChemBioChem 2015, 16, 887–898.
- A rationally designed small molecule for identifying an in vivo link between metal–amyloid-β complexes and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease,
Michael W. Beck, Shin Bi Oh, Richard A. Kerr, Hyuck Jin Lee, So Hee Kim, Sujeong Kim, Milim Jang, Brandon T. Ruotolo, Joo-Yong Lee, Mi Hee Lim,
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1879–1886.
- Chelation-induced diradical formation as an approach to modulation of the amyloid-β aggregation pathway,
Meghan R. Porter, Akiko Kochi, Jonathan A. Karty, Mi Hee Lim, Jeffrey M. Zaleski,
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1018–1026.
- Misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s disease and type II diabetes,
Alaina S. DeToma, Samer Salamekh, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, Mi Hee Lim,
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 608–621.
- Metal-Based Turn-On Fluorescent Probes for Sensing Nitric Oxide,
Mi Hee Lim, Stephen J. Lippard,
Acc. Chem. Res. 2007, 40, 41–51.
- Direct Nitric Oxide Detection in Aqueous Solution by Copper(II) Fluorescein Complexes,
Mi Hee Lim, Brian A. Wong, William H. Pitcock,, Deepa Mokshagundam, Mu-Hyun Baik, Stephen J. Lippard,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14364–14373.
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