|The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology
(KMB) is the largest single microbiology and biotechnology
membership organization in Korea. Membership has
grown from a few scientists in 1973 to over 2,000
members today. KMB represents more than 10 divisions
of microbiological and biotechnological specializations.
The mission of the Korean Society for Microbiology
and Biotechnology is to promote the microbiological
sciences and biotechnological applications. To meet
the needs of our members, our activities include:
(1) publishing journals and books; and convening
meetings, workshops and colloquia; (2) conducting
and supporting education, training and public information
programs to facilitate the dissemination and application
of new microbiological and biotechnological knowledge
addressing scientific matters affecting the public
interest; (3) promoting the microbiological and
biotechnological sciences with actions that both
preserve the heritage, tradition and credibility
of the microbiology and biotechnology profession,
and also recognize promise, achievement, and distinction
among its practitioners; and (4) setting an example
of ethical and professional behavior for all students
and practitioners of microbiology and biotechnology.
The KMB strives to ensure that all of our programs,
products and services are of the highest possible
quality provided at the lowest possible cost, and
serve our members and other constituencies well.
Eligibility to become a Full Member of the Society
is open to any person who is interested in microbiology
and biotechnology and holds at least a bachelor's
degree or equivalent experience in microbiology
or biotechnology related fields. Many members hold
advanced degrees, including a large number at the
master's, PhD, ScD, DrPH and MD level. A regularly
matriculated student of microbiology or biotechnology
related field is eligible to become a student member.
The KMB publishes 3 professional journals: Journal
of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Korean Journal
of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, and the
KMB News which keep members informed of Society
activities, meetings, educational and employment
opportunities, new publications, and national political
developments of interest to the microbiological
and biotechnological community. KMB holds a General
Meeting every year at which new developments in
microbiology and biotechnology will be presented.
Approximately 300 papers are presented each year.