Institution Seoul National University/Institute for Basic Science
Country South Korea
Field Life Sciences
Kim received the 12th Asan Award in Basic Medicine (2019) for her discovery of the microRNA biogenesis pathway and RNA tailing control. Her trailblazing research has contributed to the improvement of RNA interference technologies. In 2013,Kim, along with Professor Kim Jin-Soo, also developed a new technique to eliminate specific microRNAs, which has potential applications in cancer treatment. For her pioneering contributions to the field of RNA biology, Kim has received multiple awards, including the 2008 L’Oreal-UNESCO Award For Women in Science and the 2009 Ho-Am Prize in Medicine. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
These early career scientists and veteran researchers of the Asian Scientist 100 are making waves in diverse sectors of academia and industry, shedding light on natural phenomena and developing new technologies for a better world.