Welcome to the homepage of the Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (MCCB) Laboratory led by Prof. Hak Joong Kim at Korea University!

The current research topic of our laboratory includes chemistry and biology of siderophores, elucidation of natural product biosynthetic pathways, and chemical epigenetics. Particularly, we are interested in discovering novel approaches to solve pending problems in treating bacterial infection and cancer by integrating the disciplines of organic synthesis and molecular biology. 

Students who are interested in the MCCB laboratory are welcome to contact the advisor via email. Currently, we are recruiting graduate students with motivation and enthusiasm for 2019 fall semester


Spring 2019

Homepage updates!

[2019.01.02] Undergraduate student - 지민 - and a new grad student - 도영 - came in MCCB ! Welcome!♥

[2018.11.13] Prof. Kim is now traveling in Taiwan. He will give a talk in three different universities, National Taiwan Normal University, Kaohsiung Medical University, and Tunghai University. Particularly, Tunghai University is the school where Prof. Hung-wen Liu (UT Austin, USA), the Ph. D. advisor of Prof. Kim, has received his bachelor's degree. It will be a "sacred" experience to visit Prof. Kim & MCCBian's (kinda) "scientific birthplace"!

[2018.11.08] Our recent study on anguibactin focused on its siderophore function for a Gram-negative pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii, was published in Organic Letters [link]. Congratulations on two 1st authors, Haeun (하은)Woon Young (운영), for the excellent job!

[2018.11.08] While the homepage update is being delayed, a number of awesome undergraduates students, 희영 & 수연, have interned in MCCB laboratory to boast their talents and enthusiasm on research. MCCBians have great times with them, and we all are eager to seeing them in the near future!

[2018.01.02] Two undergraduate students - 도영, 주희 - AND Two new students -수정, 상은- came in MCCB ! Welcome! ;) 

[2017.07.13] "People" page was renamed to "MCCBians" and several updates including the photo changes were made. 

[2017.07.04] Three undergraduate students – 경아, 수정, 민기 – began researching in MCCB laboratory. Welcome and enjoy science!

It is still early January. However, we have already published three papers in 2017! Please check the [Publication] page to see what we have achieved. Particularly, the Org. Lett. paper principally co-authored by Woon Yong and Dawa is one that we are proud of bragging about. [link] Please enjoy reading it and see where we are heading for in our siderophore program.

Three new students came in town! A new grad student, Haeun Lee. Two undergraduate interns, Sunah Jun & Young Jin Choi. Hope them to enjoy and be indulged in great researches at MCCB laboratory. :)

The official title of the lab was changed! Adios, BCCB. Bienvenida, MCCB!