About ICMRBS 2024

Title The 30th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS 2024)
Date August 18 (Sun) - 23 (Fri), 2024
Venue Coex, Seoul, Korea
Hosted by Korean Magnetic Resonance Society (KMRS)

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 30th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS 2024) which is scheduled to be held from August 18 (Sun) to 23 (Fri), 2024 in Seoul, Korea.

We expect that ICMRBS 2024 will provide a great opportunity for Korean Magnetic Resonance Society (KMRS) members as well as young scientists to meet eminent MR scientists in person and gain networking ties throughout the world. We hope that many new and interesting results will be discussed at the conference.

In addition to the rich scientific program, the host city of Seoul will offer a chance to all its visitors to experience a mix of ancient Asian culture and world-class city life.

The Organizing Committee is confident that ICMRBS 2024 will bring further advancement in the MR community, and look forward to meeting you all in Seoul, Korea!


Won Tae Lee

Program Chair of ICMRBS 2024

Local Organizing Committee

Congress Chair Weontae Lee Yonsei University, Korea
Co-chair Bong-Jin Lee Seoul National University, Korea
Yangmee Kim Konkuk University, Korea
Chaejoon Cheong Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Secretary General Joon-Hwa Lee Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Hyung-Sik Won Konkuk University GLOCAL Campus, Korea
Chair, Steering Committee Yangmee Kim Konkuk University, Korea
Director, Steering Committee Joon-Hwa Lee Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Member, Steering Committee Kyoung-Seok Ryu Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Nak-Kyoon Kim Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Keunhong Jeong Korea Military Academy, Korea
Chair, Financial Committee Bong-Jin Lee Seoul National University, Korea
Chaejoon Cheong Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Director, Financial Committee Hyung-Sik Won Konkuk University GLOCAL Campus, Korea
Member, Financial Committee Jeong-Yong Suh Seoul National University, Korea
Min-Duk Seo Ajou University, Korea
Chair, Scientific Committee Weontae Lee Yonsei University, Korea
Director, Scientific Committee Hee-chul Ahn Dongguk University, Korea
Member, Scientific Committee Donghan Lee Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Jin-Hae Kim Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Jung Ho Lee Seoul National University, Korea
Youngbok Lee Hanyang University, Korea
Yongae Kim Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Sunghyouk Park Seoul National University, Korea
Chin-Ju Park Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Young-Ho Lee Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Jee-Hyun Cho Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea
Ji-Hun Kim Chungbuk National University, Korea
Woonghee Lee University of Colorado Denver, USA
Jong-Soo Lim Novorex Inc., Korea
Sebastian Hiler University of Basel, Switzerland


Will be updated soon.


Congress Venue, COEX

COEX located in the World Trade Center Complex in the Gangnam District south of the Hangang River in Seoul, is comprised of four stories above ground with 36,007㎡ of exhibition space and a floor area of 460,000㎡. With over 30 years of accumulated building management system and the state-of-the-art equipment, COEX is your preferred venue delivering extraordinary experiences for all types of events.

With its expertise in venue management and active promotion of the exhibition industry, COEX, offers a full range of high-quality services to event organizers, including audiovisual equipment, live streaming, catering, premium furniture, design & branding, backdrop system and much more.

Address 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164 Republic of Korea
Telephone +82-2-6000-0114
Website https://www.coexcenter.com
Location How to get to Venue

General Information

About Seoul

Seoul, the Capital of Korea

Seoul is a fast-moving modern metropolis and one of the largest cities in the world. Home to over 10 million citizens, it is a friendly city that is easy to get around. Here are some tips to make your trip to Seoul more convenient and comfortable.

Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed its capital city's name to Seoul in 1945. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social and cultural matters.

The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business district.

Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown people that Korea is truly an international city.

[Photo credit: Korean Tourism Organization]

About Korea

Country Name Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Capital City Seoul
Size 1,012km from north to south and 165km from east to west
National Flag Taegeukgi
Language Korean (writing system: Hangeul)
Country Dialing Code +82
National Flower Mugunghwa
Population 51.7 million (as of 2019)
Time Zone GMT +9 (Korean Standard Time KST)

The Republic of Korea (herein after Korea) is a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers. Continue reading to learn general information about Korea before visiting.

Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in oriental philosophy. The circle in the center is divided into two equal parts, where the upper red responds to the active cosmic forces of the yang; conversely, the lower blue section represents the passive cosmic forces of the yin. The flag's background is white, representing Korean’s desire for peace and purity. The circle is surrounded by four trigrams, one in each corner, characterizing continual movement, balance and harmony. Each trigram symbolizes one of the four universal elements (heaven, earth, fire, and water).

The national flower of Korea is mugunghwa, or rose of Sharon, which comes into bloom from July to October every year. Profusions of the blossom gracefully decorate the entire nation during that time, providing a view which has been loved by all Korean for many years. It is also favorite plant of the people as the flower’s symbolic significance stems from the Korean word ‘mugung’, meaning immortality. This word accurately reflects the enduring nature of Korean culture, and the determination and perseverance of the Korean people.

Aegukga literally means 'a song expressing one’s love towards their country' in Korean, and that was the exact reason this anthem came to be born. Since its creation, the song has undergone several versions of transition; however, it remained focused on praising the sense of loyalty to the country. Maestro Ahn Eak-tai (1905-1965) is credited with having made the present form of the song in 1935, which was then adopted by the Korean Government (1948) officially as the national anthem and began to be used at all schools and official functions.

Tourist Attractions

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty...


Lotte World Tower is one of Korea's architectural crown jewels...


The Deoksugung Stone Wall Path is filled with modern-style buildings that reflect the historic background...


Hongdae's Pedestrian-Friendly Street was selected as one of Korea's 100 representative...


Anyoung Insadong is a cultural and entertainment shopping complex with many galleries, cafes, and shops...


Cheonggyecheon is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project...


[Photo credit: Korean Tourism Organization]