The Korean Magnetic Resonance Society (KMRS) was founded in 1992 to promote scientific advancements in the entire research ﬁeld of magnetic resonance (MR). KMRS spreads up-to-date MR technologies by forming academic networks and encouraging scientific interactions. KMRS has facilitated the interdisciplinary exchange between Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, and Medicine and has grown into a leading society for the Korean scientific communities.
Dr. Jo-Woong Lee, the first and second president of the KMRS (1992–1996) and a professor of Chemistry at Seoul National University, made considerable devotion to establish the KMRS as a solid academic society in Korea. Succeeding presidents, together with the board of directors also endeavored toward making the KMRS what it is today.
Great scientific achievements in the MR field are reported at the KMRS symposia held biannually, each summer and winter. Educational workshops are also held to enhance theoretical and technical understanding of MR phenomena and their applications. Individual members have unique strengths in different MR areas, we often make true progress by sharing ideas with the expertise in other fields. The aim of our symposium is a cross-disciplinary effort to foster new scientific ideas throughout different fields.
KMRS Bidding Committee of the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS) 2024 has extended an invitation to hold ICMRBS 2024 in Korea. Hosting the ICMRBS 2024 in Korea will be a unique opportunity for students of KMRS to meet eminent scientists in person and for young researchers to gain networking ties with scientists throughout the world.
Finally, I want to thank to the committee members of KMRS for their dedication and efforts for KMRS. Especially, I would like to thank to editorial board members of the Journal of the Korean Magnetic Resonance Society which has been publishing four issues per year since 1997. The current editor-in-chief is Dr. Chul Hyun Lee at the Korea Basic Science Institute.
I hope that each member of the KMRS will play an active role in the society and have great time to share the new ideas and to promote friendship from participation. I am looking forward to receiving the support and participation of all members for the developments of KMRS and MR scientific field.
Yangmee Kim, Ph.D.
President of Korean Magnetic Resonance Society
Dec. 30, 2022