May 22-26, 2000

Kyongju Hilton Hotel

Kyongiu, Korea





Date: May 22 - 26, 2000

Venue: Kyongju Hilton Hotel

370 Sinpyung-dong

Kyongju, Kyongbuk 780-290


Phone: +82-561-745-7788

Fax: +82-561-745-7799


Sponsored by

International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)

East Asian Biophysical Symposium Steering Committee



Organized by

Korean Biophysical Society

Official Language: English

List of Deadlines

March 1, 2000 Application for Partial Financial Assistance

March 15, 2000 Submission of Abstract

March 15, 2000 Advance Registration

March 31, 2000 Reservation of Accommodations and Tours

April 22, 2000 Cancellation of Registration and Accommodations



It is a great honor to be able to invite you to the Third East Asian Biophysics Symposium (EABS2000) to be held in Kyongju, Korea on May 22-26, 2000. I issue this invitation on behalf of the Korean Biophysical Society, and on behalf of the East Asian Biophysical Symposium Steering Committee. The meeting will also be sponsored by the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (JUPAB). As was clear at the first two meetings, held in Japan and China, biophysical science has made great progress in recent years and there is immense benefit to be obtained by us all meeting together to discuss our work with our colleagues. We have invited an outstanding set of speakers to give lectures and to contribute to the symposia. We will extend a warm welcome not only to our biophysical colleagues in East Asia but also to others around the world who may wish to attend.

Kyongju is one of the most interesting cities and historical sites in Korea. It was the capital of the Shilla dynasty for about 1,000 years and the excavations, buildings and historical artifacts form a major World Treasure. The Sokkuram Grotto was in fact designated a World heritage by UNESCO in 1995. The Symposium venue (Kyongju Hilton Hotel) is on a side of the beautiful Pomun Lake in the region and is only a few kilometers away from the center of Kyongju city and the cultural buildings and museums.

You will also have the opportunity to sample some of the very best that Korean cuisine can offer.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Kyongju.

Professor Yung E Earm

Chairman, Organizing Committee

Third East Asian Biophysics Symposium (EABS2000)


Symposium Secretariat

Prof. Young Kee Kang

Secretary General of the Organization Committee

Third East Asian Biophysics Symposium (EABS2OOO)

Department of Chemistry

Chungbuk National University

Cheongju, Chungbuk 361-763, Korea

Phone: +82-431-261-2285 Fax: +82-43 1-273-8328

E-mail: ykkang@cbucc.chungbuk.ac.kr




Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairman Kim, Hyoungman (Korea)

Chairman Barm, Yung E (Korea)

Co-Chairman Matsumoto, Gen (Japan)

Secretary General Kang, Young Kee (Korea)

Co-Secretary General Kan, Lou-sing (China, Taipei)


Chae, Soo Wan (Korea) Chan, Sunney I. (China, Taipei)

Choi, Byong-Seok (Korea) Fong', W. F. (Hong Kong)

Go, Mitiko (Japan) Go, Nobuhiro (Japan)

Hong, Sun-Joo (Korea) Kawato, Suguru (Japan)

Kim, Do Han (Korea) Kim, Yangmee (Korea)

Kim, Young-Kee (Korea) Shen, Xun (China, Beijing)

Uhm, Dae-Yong (Korea) Wang, Zhi-Xin (China, Beijing)

Yanagida, Toshio (Japan) Zhang, Zhi-Hong (China, Beijing)

Scientific Program Committee

Honorary Chairman Lee, Chin Ok (Korea)

Chairman : Kang, Sa-Ouk (Korea)

Co-Chairman : Zhao, Nan-Ming (China, Beijing)


Chang, Donald C. (Hong Kong) Chen, Run-Sheng (China, Beijing)

Kim, Hae Won (Korea) Kirino, Yutaka (Japan)

Lee, Bong-Jin (Korea) Nagayama, Kuniaki (Japan)

Ryu, Pan Dong (Korea) Shaw, Jian-Fu (China, Taipei)

Suh, Se-Won (Korea) Sung, Wokyung (Korea)

Tu, Le Xuan (Vietnam) Wu, Wen-guey (China, Taipei)

Yu, Myeong-Hee (Korea) Zhu, Pei-Hong (China, Beijing)

Executive Committee

Chairman: Park, Charn Il (Korea)


Cho, Chul-Koo (Korea) Choi, Ihl Bohng (Korea)

Kim, Il Han (Korea) Kim, Jun (Korea)

Kim, Kyong-Tai (Korea)

Overall Symposium Schedule









May 22 (Monday)


Registration Satellite Symposium

Welcome Reception

May 23 (Tuesday)

Opening Ceremony



1 &2


East Asian Biophysical Symposium

Steering Committee Meeting

May 24 (Wednesday)

Plenary Lecture



Poster Presentations

May25 (Thursday)

Plenary Lecture




Closing Ceremony

Symposium Banquet

May 26


Tour of Kyongju


The programs will consist of plenary lectures, symposia lectures, and poster presentations. Time allotted for each plenary lecture is 40 mm, followed by a 5 min question and answer period. For each symposium lecture, 25 min is allotted plus 5 min for discussion. Overhead projectors and slide projectors will be provided for the oral presentations.

Plenary Lectures

1. Yanagida, Toshio: Single molecule detection in life science (Japan)

2. Chan, Sunney I.: Mechanisms of proton pumping in quinol oxidases (China, Taipei)

3. Kim, Sung-Hou: Structural genomics: a foundation for functional genomics (Korea)

  1. Chen, Run-Sheng: Caldotoga fontana complete genome analysis (China, Beijing)


  1. Structural Biophvsics

1. Wang, Zhi-Xin: How good is prediction of protein structural class by the component-coupled method? (China, Beijing)

2. Chang, Wenrui: Energy transfer in the light-harvesting protein-pigment complex in algae (China, Beijing)

3. Sui, Sen-fang: Ordered packing and dissociating of pentermeric C-reactive protein on phospholipid monolayers (China, Beijing)

4. Yuan, Hanna: Structure and function of the HNH family of endonuclease: colicin E7 (China, Taipei)

5. Yu, Ching: NMR studies of newt fibroblast growth factor: structure, dynamics and interactions (China, Taipei)

6. Chou, Shan-Ho: Heteronuclear NMR studies of T3 loop mini-hairpin at the terminal repeats of a gene therapy vector at natural abundance (China, Taipei)

7. Fujiyoshi, Yoshinori: Structure and function of a water channel analyzed by electron crystallography (Japan)

8. Yamagata, Yuriko: Structural basis for the excision repair of DNA glycosylase superfamily members (Japan)

9. Nakasako, Masayoshi: Investigation of protein dynamics including the hydration structures through cryogenic X-ray crystal structure analyses (Japan)

10. Choi, Byong-Seok: Structural studies of the replicating error properties of photolesions in DNA (Korea)

11. Ryu, Seong-Eon: Redox switch mechanism of OxyR transcription factor (Korea)


Cell and Membrane Biophysics

I. Zhu, Pei-Hong: Differential modulation of ryanodine binding to sarcoplasmic reticulum vesicles of skeletal and cardiac muscles by Zinc ions (China, Beijing)

2. Mei, Yan-Ai: Study of the mechanism of the intracellular messengers transduction after receptor activation by the patch-clamp technique (China, Beijing)

3. Tan, Zheng: Computer simulation of telomere shortening and the in vitro senescence of human cells (China, Beijing)

4. Chang, Donald C.: Calcium signaling in cell division (Hong Kong)

5. Wu, Wen-guey; How a single water molecule can modulate the formation of a novel transmembrane polypeptide domain (China, Taipei)

6. Mitaku, Shigeki; Analyses of proteomes by a theoretical prediction system of membrane proteins (SOSUT) (Japan)

7. Shichida, Yoshinori: Molecular mechanisms of light absorption and G-protein activation by visual pigment (Japan)

8. Hatta, Ichiro and Takahashi, Hiroshi: Simutaneous calorimetry and X-ray diffraction in the study of phase transition of lipid assembly (Japan)

9. Kim, Hoeon: Structure and function of cytochrome bc1 complex (Korea)

10. Kim, Hae Won; Expressional Alterations of SR Ca2+ regulatory proteins of rat diabetic hearts (Korea)

C. Neurobiophysics

1. Guo, Aike: Drosophila, a model organism to study the mechanism of learning/memory, selective attention, and cognition-like behavior (China, Beijing)

2. Gu, Fanji: Complexity analysis of EEG (China, Beijing)

3. Sokabe, Masahiro: Molecular mechanisms of mechanosensation in the cell (Japan)

4. Kirino, Yutaka: Classical eyeblink conditioning in gene-targeted mutant mice (Japan)

5. Ho, Won-Kyung: Activation mechanism of HERG K+ channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes (Korea)

6. Kwak, Yong-Geun: Modulation of voltage-gated K+ channel (Kv) alpha/beta subunit interactions (Korea)

D. Cell Motility

1. Hsiao, David C. D.: Structure and function of a moonlighting protein:phosphoglucose isomerase/autocrine motility factor/neuroleukin differentation and maturation mediator (China, Taipei)

2. Kinosita Jr., Kazuhiko: A rotary molecular motor that can work at near 100% efficiency (Japan)

3. Aizawa, Shin-Ichi: Before the flagellar motor rotates (Japan)

4. Kwon, Seong-Chun: Myosin phosphorylation and the latch state in a phasic smooth muscle (Korea).

E. Biophysical Technology

1. Cheng, Jing: Biochip technology and shrinking laboratory (China, Beijing)

2. Huang, Yao-Xiong: Microscope laser light scattering spectroscopy of single intact erythrocytes (China, Beijing)

3. Yang, Michael M.: Mutation detection and gene expression analysis using DNA chip technology (Hong Kong)

4. Peck, Konan: Biochips and their applications in genomic biotechnology (China, Taipei)

5. Nagayama, Kuniaki: Complex electron microscopy-A new biophysical tool for molecular and cellular physiology (Japan)

6. Nakamura, Haruki: Protein structural modeling for clinical application (Japan)

7. Tu, Le Xuan: Production of amoebocyte lysate from Vietnames horseshoe crab Tachypleus tridentatus for picogram endotoxin assay (Vietnam)

8. Van, Dinh Thuong, Tu, Le Xuan, Fini, C. and Cannistraro, S.; Nucleotidase from bull seminal plasma by fluorescence and ESR method (Vietnam)

9. Cho, Yunje: Structure-based identification of a noble NTPase (Korea)

10. Choi, Eun Kyung: Numerical modeling of the radiotherapy effects (Korea)

Poster Presentations

The abstracts and posters are one of the most important means of scientific communication at the Symposium. All participants are invited to present posters. Poster Presentations will be held in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 24 from 14:30 to 18:30. Authors are requested to be at their poster for at least two hours from the start of each session. Poster boards are 100 cm wide x 180 cm long. The posters should be brought in and mounted by the presenters. Tacks will be supplied at the site for mounting the posters. Each poster should contain the title, authors, and their affiliations. We would appreciate your placing your poster on the assigned board before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 and remove it on Thursday, May 25 at 18:00 p.m.


There will be a satellite symposium on “Structure and Function of Calcium Signaling Proteins” on Monday afternoon (13: 30 to 18:30 p.m. ), May 22, which is the 3rd KJIST International Symposium organized by Biomembrane Research Center of Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology and sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea. The symposium will consist of plenary lectures of Prof. C. H. Kang, Prof. G. Meissner , and Dr. B. Arun, and several invited speakers.



All the participants, including invited speakers and those whose registration fees have been waived, should return the completed Registration Form.


Registration Fees

Before March 15, 2000 After March 15, 2000

Regular Participant $200 $250

Student $100 $150

Accompanying Person $100 $100

To qualify for the student fees, applicant's Registration Form must be signed by their supervisors or heads of the departments certifying that the applicant is either a undergraduate student or a graduate student.

The participant's registration fee covers:

h Admission to all sessions (oral and poster)

h One set of Symposium documentation including the abstract book

h Welcome Reception on May 22, Monday

h Symposium Banquet on May 25, Thursday

h Tour of Kyongju on May 26, Friday

h Refreshments during intermissions

Accompanying person's fee covers:

h Welcome Reception

h Symposium Banquet

h Tour of Kyongju

Advance Registration

The enclosed Registration Form or its photocopy must be used, and the completed Registration Form and the registration fee should be sent to the Secretariat by Wednesday, March 15, 2000. The payment should be made in US$ only in bank draft form. Confirmation of registration will be made to the registrant as a receipt. This receipt should be shown at the Registration Desk of the Symposium. The Registration Desk will be located close to the lobby of the Kyongju Hilton Hotel. Cancellation of the registration is possible only before Saturday, April 22, 2000. 10% of the registration fee will be withheld for the administrative expenditures before reflinding.




On-Site Registration

Registration may be also made at the Registration Desk during the Symposium.


Abstracts should be prepared in English with the ABSTRACT FORM provided separately with this Final Announcement. Please review the instructions for submitting abstracts carefully to ensure that your abstract confirms with all requirements. The ABSTRACT BOOK will be produced by direct photo-reproduction of the abstract you type. The original and 2 copies should be sent to the Symposium Secretariat by Wednesday, March 15, 2000 Facsimiles, photocopies or pasted abstracts cannot be accepted.


The EABS2000 has made special arrangements with two hotels. Kyongiu Hilton Hotel is the venue of the Symposium and Hotel Concorde is located at the 8 min. walk from Kyongju Hilton Hotel. The following accommodations can be reserved through the Symposium designated tour agency, Debec Travel Co., Ltd. Hotel rates quoted are per room per night and include taxes and Western/Korean-style buffet breakfast. As long as rooms are available, reservations made by Friday, March 31, 2000, deadline guarantee the Symposium rates; any later reservations will be changed at the prevailing rates. Hotel assignments will be made on a first-come first-served basis and no reservations will be confirmed in the absence of a deposit of US$100 for each room. Cancellation of hotel reservations is possible only before Saturday, April 22, 2000. Deposits will be refunded after deducting US$20 of cancellation charge.

Single Double

Kyongju Hilton Hotel US$90 US$100

Hotel Concorde US$80 US$90

Not far from the Symposium venue is the Hankook Condominium. The basic unit of this rental Condominium consists of one Korean style ondol room, an area with a double bed, a bathroom with a tub and a shower, and a kitchen-dining area. There is no bed in the ondol room. A guest sleeps on a thick pad on the floor with a cover. Up to 6 people can be accommodated in a single unit. Cooking utensils are provided and a grocery store is in the basement of this Condominium. A restaurant that serves inexpensive Korean meals is also in the same building. The price of one unit per day is US$45, which does not include meals. No deposit is required for reservations.



Travel Agency

All the accommodations and tours for the accompanying persons and post-symposium tours will be arranged by the following travel agency.

Debec Travel Co., Ltd.

#5 Samduk-2ga, Chung-gu

Taegu 700-412, Korea

Phone: +82-53-427- ~ 234

Fax: +82-53-426-5133

E-mail: dbt1236@shinbiro.com


Partial financial assistance will be provided to a limited number of biophysicists and students with financial difficulty who are scheduled to make presentations at the Symposium. The scope of the support will be decided as soon as possible when the financial situation of the Third East Asian Biophysics Symposium becomes clearer. Those who require financial assistance are encouraged to submit an application using the form provided with this Announcement by Wednesday, March 1, 2000 The selection of the recipients of the financial assistance will be made based on the needs and the quality of the papers to be presented, which will be noticed to each applicant by e-mail before Wednesday, March 8, 2000


1. Welcome Reception (May 22, Monday, 19:00-21:00)

Buffet dinner will be served at the Welcome Reception. Weather permitting, the reception will be held in the garden of Kyongju Hilton Hotel. Otherwise, the reception will move indoors.

2. Symposium Banquet (May25, Thursday, 19:00-21:00)

This will be held immediately following the Closing Ceremony. A Korean dinner will be served. There will be entertainments consisting of traditional Korean music and dance. Singing contests between groups of young scientists representing each biophysical society will be organized.

3. Tour of Kyongju (May 26, Friday, 9:00-12:00)

Kyongiu is the most historic city of South Korea and there are a large number of historic areas including World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO. The bus tour will include Pulkuksa Temple, Sokkuram Crotto, royal tumuli, and Chumsungdae Observatory.

Fees for the above social programs are included in the Registration Fees.



1. Hahoe Folk Village and Tosansowon Confucius Academy

Hahoe (Bend River) Folk village is a well-preserved traditional Korean village located about 60 km northwest of Kyongju. The village on the shore of a C-shaped bend of River Nakdong consists of more than 100 houses and about 300 residents; ten of the houses are open to public. This village was established about 600 years ago by the Lyu Clan which produced many prominent public figures during the Lee Dynasty. Many houses date back to the middle of 19th century. The village, as a whole, demonstrates how Koreans traditionally lived. Many houses in this village have been designated as Korean national treasures. This village welcomed Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on her 73th birthday during her visit to Korea in April of 1999. The Tosansowon Conflicius Academy is located near the Hahoe village, which was established by the great Conlucius scholar Toikye Lee Hwang in 16th century.

Date: May 23 (Tuesday, 8:00-17:00)

Fee: US$50 per person (lunch included)

2. Haeinsa Temple and Mt. Kaya

This temple complex, located about 90 km west of Kyongju, was founded in AD 802 and is one of the three great Buddhist temples of Korea. The world-famous Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks have been preserved here. The Tripitaka is a holy Buddhist scripture carved on about 80,000 printing wooden blocks. The work started in AD 1236 and it took 16 years to finish. This temple with the Tripitaka is a Korean National Treasure and UNESCO also designated the Haeinsa Temple as a World Cultural Asset. The temple complex, consisted of more than 50 buildings, is located within the beautiful Mt. Kaya National Park, one of the most scenic areas of Korea.

Date: May 25 (Thursday, 9:00-17:00)

Fee: US$50 per person (lunch included)


The fees for the above tours are based on the minimum number of participants of 30 and will be subjected to change depending on the number of participants. The fees may be increased if the number is smaller than 30 and may be even canceled if the number is very small.

Hot Springs (Onsens) at Kyongju

There are several hot springs around the Pomun Lake in Kyongju. Especially, the Kyongju Hilton Hotel, the venue of the Symposium, has a public bath of hot spring and any participants can enjoy the hot spring at reduced rate.




  1. Tour of Seoul and Its Environs

The itinerary of the tour of Seoul is given below.

May 26 (Fri.) Afternoon Leave Kyongj~u

Arrive at Taegu Airport and depart from Taegu

Arrive at Seoul, dinner, and check in the hotel

May 27 (Sat.) Whole Day Visit Korea Folk Village and tour Seoul

May 28 (Sun.) Morning Tour Seoul and check out the hotel

Afternoon Arrive at Kimpo International Airport and depart

Fee includes surface travel, air travel, two nights of hotel room, meals, and admissions: US$240

2. Tour of Cheju Island

May 26 (Fri.) Afternoon Leave Kyongju

Arrive at Taegu Airport and depart from Taegu

Arrive at Cheju Airport, dinner; and check in the hotel

May 27 (Sat.) Whole Day Tour Cheju Island

May 28 (Sun.) Morning Tour Cheju Island and check out the hotel

Afternoon Depart from Cheju Airport

Fee includes surface travel, air travel, two nights of hotel room, meals, and admissions: US$290


A large number of international carriers, including those of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese airlines have regular arrival and departure schedules at Kimpo International Airport of Seoul. The international airport nearest to Kyongju is Kimhae International Airport close to Pusan, and is served by Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, and China East Airlines. Those who arrive at Kimpo International Airport are encouraged to make a domestic connection either to Kimhae International Airport or Ulsan Airport, the latter being closer to Kyongju. There are shuttle buses from Kimhae International Airport to downtown Kyongju (W9,000) from 7:00 to 18:00 with 1 hr interval everyday. Also, shuttle buses will run from Ulsan Airport to downtown Kyongju (W4,500) from 7:00 to 18:00 with 2 hr interval everyday. Especially, a hotel shuttle bus will run between downtown Kyongju and Kyongju Hilton Hotel with 1 hr intervals on May 22 and May 26. Participants who arrive at downtown Kyongju by bus or train should take a taxi to Kyongju Hilton Hotel, which will cost about W 10,000.



Passports and Visas

A valid passport is required for overseas visitors and in certain cases a visa may be required for entry into Republic of Korea. Citizens from Japan, Taipei, and Hong Kong only require a valid passport for 30 days. It is recommended that participants from China (Beijing), Vietnam, and other countries contact their local consular offices of Republic of Korea to get visas. The Secretariat will issue official letters of invitation to participants to get visas upon request. A letter of invitation is not a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee to provide any financial supports.

Currency and Banking Services

International currency exchange services are available at the international airports, banks, and major hotels including Kyongju Hilton Hotel.


At the end of May in Korea, the weather is comfortable, with low humidity and typical low/high temperatures of 120C/250C. Sunrise is at approximately 5:10 am. and sunset at 7:30 p.m. The forecasts for most days are sunny and pleasant with an occasional shower.


Electric source at the hotel is 110 V/220 V at 60 Hz.


There will be about 30 firms exhibiting at Kyongju Hilton Hotel throughout the Symposium. They include book publishers, equipment firms, and materials producers.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is recommended that Symposium participants consider buying insurance, in their home country, to cover the risks of loss of fees, cancellation of airline flights, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, and additional expenses if travel arrangements need to be altered.



Special Fares



Asiana Airlines of Korea has been selected as the official airline for the EABS2OOO in Kyongiu, Korea, May 22-26, 2000. Asiana is pleased to offer a 10% discount off the regular fares. This special offer is available only to attendees of the Symposium, and applies to travel on domestic segments of all Asiana Airlines. Further information, please contact Asiana Airlines branch nearby you or your travel agencies.