|As you well know, Korea has a history
of over 40 years of making medical
use of radiation and conducting research on related
Your efforts have brought up the academic level
of the field which is now internationally acknowledged.
However, scholars in radiation biology research
have so far engaged in academic activities separately,
as part of different associations and societies
such as The Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology
& Oncology, The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine,
Korean Cancer Association, The Korean Association
for Radiation Protection, and The Korean Society
of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hence the need for a society that leads our academic
activities. Out of this need, we have constantly
sought the possibility of developing a society for
the past four or five years prior to the launching
of this Society.
There were limits, however, to a gathering of only
those in the basic radiation biology field due to
a lack of human resources and narrow range of activity.
Against this background, the Korea Society of Radiation
Bioscience was launched as an entity that integrates
human resources of each field that engages in academic
activity involving radiation biology in the overall
medical radiation use area.
In this sense, KSRB is a society that develops technology,
provides a venue for academic exchanges between
members, and researches the use of radiation and
radio-isotope in medical biology, on the academic
foundation of biology basic science in medical use
Up until now, the government lacked a leading entity
for which to provide research support in the area
of medical use of radiation. Now, with this Society,
we have a concentrated and highly efficient system
that provides a well-organized research support
and procedure method.
As for academic activity, annual symposiums and
publication of society papers would be the main
events. In addition, we plan to select and carry
out projects through academic exchanges between
members that would be helpful to the development
and future direction of the Society.
Now that our website is in place, I believe the
running of the Society will be even more systematic
in terms of time and space since exchanges between
members and academic activities are now available
on the web.
In order for this website to remain active, we need
your support and cooperation.
I ask for your active participation.