On behalf of the members of the Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (KALAS), I sincerely welcome you to the 2021 KALAS International Symposium, entitled ‘Sharing Bio-resources to Improve the Quality of Medicine’, which will be held at Jeju International Convention Ceter (Jeju ICC) in Jeju island from July 14 (Wed) to 17 (Sat) in 2021.
Since the KALAS was founded in 1985, we have relentlessly endeavored to distribute our scientific professionality into the development of Korean laboratory animal research. Such effort has gradually raised the opportunities for dynamic conferences and symposiums that lead to development of more competitive international biomedical sciences. The 2021 KALAS International Symposium is composed of two plenary lectures by Prof. David Kirsch, Duke Univ. and Prof. Min-Seon Kim, Asan Medical Center and 16 other program sessions including humanized animal models, virology, IACUC, new era of imaging, mitochondrial targeting, antibody therapeutics, development & diseases, gut microbiota, liver diseases, brain diseases, KLAT educational sessions, etc.
I give thanks to several institution agencies, organizations, and companies who willingly support our symposium. They are the Korea National Food Cluster (FOODPOLIS), the Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST), the National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), the Korean Association of Societies for Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences (KAAFLS), the Jeju Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB), the KRIBB National Research Safety Headquarters (NRSH), and the Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC).
As we are all aware of the devastating situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared each session both on-line and off-line. I ensure that our conference will serve as an unmissable opportunity to venture the research quality of current life sciences, and I wish all of you participants to enjoy this KALAS international symposium. Please take this opportunity to broaden your academic knowledge, and collect the most precious scientific souvenirs and memories of beautiful people from the Jeju island.
Once again, I sincerely appreciate for those who support and contribute to this international symposium.