Welcome remarks

Welcome to IBS conference on Molecular Recognition & Imaging in Complex System. IBS CSC (Center for Self-assembly and Complexity) has committed to the fundamental study of self-assembly and molecular recognition, and their application to complex system. As the expansion of the scope, this year conference will focus on biological complex system and related cutting edge technologies and advancement. The conference topics will cover “Micro-physiological Analysis Platforms (MAPs)” for mini-brain organoids, kidney and liver, and 3D printing of live cells for functional organoid. For comprehensive single cell analysis from the ultra-high complex cell mixtures, mass-flow cytometry technique will also be introduced.

For the systematic discrimination of cells, a new approach of gate oriented (in contrast to conventional target oriented) concept will be covered by CRISPR based genomic approach, molecular biological transporter control, chemical biology and fluorescence imaging aspects. For molecular level study of the key proteins, supramolecular calculation approach and unnatural amino acid incorporation method will also be covered.

We could envision that such diverse efforts for solving the complex problem will naturally fertilize a synergistic international collaboration, and this conference will be the seed for the goal. I would like to welcome again especially those delegates from USA, Japan, and Singapore, and hope that in addition to the scientific conference, you will have a chance to enjoy the dynamic Korean culture and nature.

Date & Venue

Date: July 13 – 14, 2018

Venue: POSCO International Center
(Pohang, In POSTECH Campus)


Complex Recognition & Imaging
Human Cell Atlas
Artificial Cell


Prof. Kimoon Kim

Prof. Young-Tae Chang
IBS(Associated Director)/POSTECH

Contact Info

Youngkyu Cho / beautiful@ibs.re.kr

Important date


Day 1 Friday, 13, July, 2018

Time Program

13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Young-Tae Chang(Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, IBS)
Opening Remarks and Introduction

<Session -1>
Chair: Young-Tae Chang

14:00 – 14:40

Luke P. Lee(UC Berkeley)
Molecular Life on Display by Quantum Plasmonics

14:40 – 15:10

Jinah Jang(POSTECH)
Engineering Human Tissues using 3D Bioprinting Technology

15:10 – 15:40

Coffee Break

<Session -2>
Chair: Young-Tae Chang

15:40 – 16:20

Jin-Soo Kim(Center for Genome Engineering, IBS)
CRISPR Genome Editing

16:20 – 16:50

Hee-Sung Park(KAIST)
Innovative strategies for studying complex biological systems

16:50 – 17:30

Poster Session

17:30 – 17:35

Group Photo

18:20 – 20:30


Day 2 Saturday, 14, July, 2018

Time Program

<Session -1>
Chair: Kyeng Min Park

09:00 – 09:30

Motonari Uesugi(Kyoto University)
Synthetic Molecules for Detecting and Eliminating Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

09:30 – 10:00

Kazumitsu Ueda(Kyoto University)
Substrate extrusion mechanism of multi-drug efflux pump MDR1

10:00 – 10:30

Sihyun Ham(Sookmyung Women’s University)
Understanding Biomolecular Recognition by Fluctuating Thermodynamics

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

<Session -2>
Chair: Jinah Jang

11:00 – 11:30

Yannick Simoni(A*STAR,SIgN)
Hign-Dimensional Profiling Of Human Antigen-Specific T Cells: Asking T Cells What They “See” In Cancer

11:30 – 12:00

Kyeng Min Park(Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, IBS)
Supramolecular Latches as Novel Chemical Tools for Biology

12:00 – 12:05

Young-Tae Chang(Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, IBS)
Closing Remarks



Prof. Luke P. Lee (University of California, Berkeley)

Prof. Jin-Soo Kim (IBS Center for Genome Engineering)


Prof. Kazumitsu Ueda (Kyoto University)

Prof. Sihyun Ham (Sookmyung Women’s University)

Dr. Yannick Simoni (Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN))

Prof. ​Jinah Jang (POSTECH)

Prof. Motonari Uesugi (Kyoto University)

Prof. Hee-Sung Park (KAIST)

Dr. Kyeng Min Park (IBS Center for Self-assembly and Complexity)


POSCO International Center (Pohang, In POSTECH Campus)

Address : 77, Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

Tel : +82-54-279-8500


From Pohang Train Station


1) By bus(1 hour) : Take the bus No.500 or No.107 → Transfer the bus No.105 at Jukdo Market → Get off the bus at the POSTECH East gate.

2) By taxi (20min)

For more information, contact here.

– Pohang Station : 054)275-2394
– Website : http://www.korail.com

From Express Bus Terminal


1) By taxi (20min)

For more information of the express bus schedule, contact here.

– Cheonil Express:054)272-1001
– Hanil Express:054)272-3194
– Hanjin Express:054)272-3883

From Suburban Bus Terminal


1) By bus(15min) : Take the bus No. 105 → Get off the bus at the POSTECH East gate.

2) By taxi (10min)

For more information of the bus schedule, contact here.

– Pohang Suburban Bus Terminal:054)274-2311~5

From Pohang Airport

Flight : Gimpo Airport → Pohang


1) By bus (50min) : Take the bus No. 200 at the airport → Get off the bus at the Suburban bus Terminal → Take the bus No. 105 → Get off the bus at the POSTECH East gate.

2) By taxi (30min)

Any questions about the flight or reservation, contact here.

-Korean Air

Pohang Branch : 054)272-2000
Pohang Airport : 054)284-0111-1
Seoul Branch : 02)656-2001
Main Number : 1588-2001

-Asiana Airlines

Pohang Branch : 054)277-8881
Pohang Airport : 054)284-2626
Seoul Branch : 02)669-8000
Main Number : 1588-8000

By Car


– Gyeongbu Express Way → Daegu → Pohang Express Way → Pohang IC → Gyeongju Direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang Tunnel → POSCO International Center


– Daegu-Pohang Express Way → Pohang IC → Gyeongju Direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang Tunnel → POSCO International Center


Type Capacity Room rate Remarks

Family room

  • 1 bed room (Twin or double bed)
  • 1 room (no bed)
  • Kitchen
  • 1 restroom

3~4 ppl

KRW 95,000 per night
(Without breakfast)

Breakfast is included in registration fees.


  • 1 bed room (double bed)
  • 1 room(no bed)
  • Living room and kitchen
  • 2 restrooms

4~5 ppl

KRW 110,000 per night
(Without breakfast)

For more information, visit here



The abstract should be submitted
by July 1, 2018
To beautiful@ibs.re.kr


Registration Fees

Type Early Registration
(5/8 ~ 5/25)
Late Registration
(5/26 ~ 6/8)


120,000 KRW

150,000 KRW


60,000 KRW

90,000 KRW

Registration fees include:

  • Meals on program, Breakfast on day 2, 3
  • conference kit

Online Registration closing date:
June 8, 2018

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

For cancellation received before June 08, 2018, we will refund the paid amount. For cancellations received from June 8, 2018 to June 14, 2018, 20% administrative fee occurs. No refunds for cancellations received after June 15, 2018.

Register Now

Pre-registration is closed.
On-site registration will be on 13th July.


For questions, please contact: Youngkyu Cho (beautiful@ibs.re.kr)