Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2016 IBS Conferences.

Starting this year, we are hosting a series of conferences under the title IBS Conferences to promote active discussions and exchange ideas on various fields of basic science. Five conferences will be held on the topics of supramolecular chemistry; surface atomic wires; nano-bio interface science; systems neuroscience and aging research. I am confident that each conference will provide opportunities to gain new knowledge, network with distinguished scientists and explore topics for research collaboration.

This year also marks the 5th Anniversary of IBS and we will hold commemorative events to highlight the role of IBS in the global scientific community.

Under the title 2016 IBS Annual Meeting: Commemorative Event for the 5th Anniversary; scientific conferences such as KAI-IBS Joint Conference, IBS-MPI Conference and IBS-RIKEN Conference will be held as satellite events. Concurrently to the conferences, public science lectures and an Art in Science Exhibition showcasing artistic images of outstanding research outcomes from IBS will be held.

I again warmly invite you to attend and actively participate in all IBS Conferences to share your ideas that may help illuminate the future of basic science.

Warm regards,

KIM Doochul
Institute for Basic Science (IBS)



IBS Conference on Supramolecular Chemistry Jul. 15 – 16, 2016 POSCO International Center, Pohang
IBS Conference on Surface Atomic Wires Aug. 17 – 20, 2016 Best Western Pohang Hotel, Pohang
IBS Conference on Frontiers of Nano-Bio Interface Science Sep. 23, 2016 Yonsei University, Seoul
IBS Conference on Systems Neuroscience & Neuroimaging Sep. 29 – Oct.2, 2016 KINTEX & Sungkyunkwan University, Ilsan & Suwon
IBS Conference on Genetics of Aging and Life History Oct. 19 – 21, 2016 DGIST, Daegu
2016 IBS Annual Meeting:
Commemorative Event for the 5th Anniversary
Nov. 17 – 18, 2016 Hotel ICC & Lotte City Hotel Daejeon, Daejeon


IBS was established in November 2011 as Korea’s first dedicated basic science research institute. By studying the fundamental principles of nature, basic science is essential in creating new knowledge from which significant societal transformations are derived. IBS promotes the highest quality of research that will increase the national basic science capacity and generate new opportunities for this nation.

IBS specializes in long-term projects that require large groups of researchers. As research in the 21st century requires more interdisciplinary collaborations from larger groups of people, scientists at IBS work together in the same laboratory base with a long-term perspective on research. We promote autonomy in research. IBS believes scientists unleash their creative potential most effectively when they conduct research in an autonomous environment with world-class research infrastructure, including a rare isotope accelerator to enable major scientific advances. By developing strong synergies from outstanding talents, autonomous research support systems, and world-class infrastructure, IBS is steadily growing into a major basic research institute that meets the global standards of excellence.

Go to IBS Website