×seong-keun-kim-chairman-of-samsung-science-technology-foundation.jpgThe Samsung Science & Technology foundation has announced grants for 44 research projects in “frontier technology”. Among the projects receiving grants include DNA sequencing and silicon sensors for the hearing-impaired, it announced.The research on DNA sequencing is conducted by Professor Lee Ja Yil of UNIST and focuses on repairing chromosomes, while the development of transparent silicon sensors to assist hearing-impaired is being performed by Yonsei University Professor Ki Jun Yu. This is the first round of grants the foundation has given this year. The foundation gives grants three times a year, one in the first half and two in the second half.The Samsung-backed foundation was founded in 2013 and vowed to inject 1.5 trillion won for ten years into promising projects. The foundation earmarked 500 billion won for basic science, materials, and innovation areas in collaboration with the Samsung Research Funding & Incubation Center for Future Technology, an incubation arm of Samsung Electronics.The foundation has so far provided 667 billion won for 517 research products and 8657 researchers. “We give grants to research that are bold — the ones we can’t predict the results beforehand,” said Kim Seong-Keun, Chairman of Samsung Science & Technology Foundation. Kim is a chemistry professor at Seoul National University… Read full this story
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