Report of The Fourth A3 Roundtable Meeting on Asia Chemical Probe Research Hub

Jihyun Park
Center for Theragnosis, Biomedical Research Institute,
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea
It was great honor to attend “The fourth A3 Roundtable Meeting on chemical Probe Research Hub” which was held at Sendai, Japan, from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21, 2019. I had a wonderful time in this meeting and learned a lot about organic chemistry and chemical biology.
It was my first time to attend the conference of the chemistry department and have oral presentation about chemical biology study since I recently joined the chemical biology research group. I didn’t have much experience and knowledge about this research area. And unlike domestic conferences, it was very challenging for me to present my research and answering the question in English, so I was very anxious before attend the meeting. However, as I attend sessions and listen to several talks, I felt chemical biology research is so interesting and realized this research area has infinite potential for many applications in diagnosis and treatment of serious disease people suffer from.

Although I attended this meeting only for first 2 days, I could have a meeting with international research leader in this research area, and follow the recent research trend in chemical biology from this meeting. This A3 Round table meeting gave me a great opportunity not only to learn wonderful achievement about chemical biology research area but also to make many international friends to discuss. Again, I would thank to A3 Foresight Program and all members in this meeting.