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Daegu will host the international conference on brain science.
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According to Yonhap News

On November 24, Daegu Metropolitan City said that an “International conference on brain science” will take place in July of next year.

The International conference on brain science, which will take place from July 2-5, 2012 at the Daegu EXCO, is an international gathering of over 300 distinguished scholars, who have received research grants and fellowships from the “Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).”

In March of last year, after HFSP decided to host the conference in Korea, the program conducted an onsite inspection visit to Daegu, which was recommended as a venue by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, and finalized its decision to hold the event in Daegu in 2012.

HFSP is an intergovernmental international organization, which was established in 1989, with the view to promoting basic research in the life science field, and expediting information sharing and the cultivation of professional human resources. The organization has 14 member states, including Korea.

The program has provided support to over 5,500 scientists, with 18 of them having received Nobel Prizes, which led the program to earning the nickname of, “The Nobel Prize Fund.’

Lee Sang-gil, the Chief of the High-Tech General Medical Complex Task Force for Daegu Metropolitan Government, said, “By winning the right to host the event, we have secured a chance to promote the Daegu-Gyeongbuk High-Tech Medical Complex and the Korea Brain Research Institute to the world,” adding, “By establishing an international network, we will try to ensure that Daegu will emerge as a hub of medical industry, including brain research.”

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Source: Yonhap News (Nov. 24, 2011)

** This is an English translation of a Korean news article.