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Recognition for the Ennoblement of the Human Sprit in Academics, The Arts, and Human Welfare

Screening and Selection

The Ho-Am Prize is presented each year on June 1st following a highly formal year-long process that includes nomination of candidates, establishment of Screening Committees, evaluation and screening, and announcement of selected candidates.

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    JUNE
    Nomination Forms sent out
    Official nomination forms are sent to selected persons at major university, research institutes and relevant organizations around the world.
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    AUGUST ~ OCTOBER
    Submission of Nomination
    The Ho-Am Prize Committee accepts candidate nominations by Oct. 31 of each year by regular mail or email.
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    NOVEMBER ~ MARCH
    Evaluation and Screening
    All candidates' achievements are carefully scrutinized and evaluated by the Screening Committee and foreign advisory scholars.
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    APRIL
    Announcement of Laureates
    Announcement of laureates are made in media following final evaluations and decisions by the Ho-Am Prize Committee.

2016 Selection Committee

Science

  • Sue-Goo Rhee
    Chairman
    Distinguished Professor
    Yonsei University
  • Jongil Park
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Sven Lidin
    Professor
    Lund University, Sweden
  • Hai-Woong Lee
    Chair Professor
    UNIST
  • Hee-Yoon Lee
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Hyeonsik Cheong
    Professor
    Sogang University
  • Junegone Chay
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Tim Hunt
    Emeritus Researcher
    The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Engineering

  • Euijoon Yoon
    Chairman
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Sangsig Kim
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Dan Shechtman
    Distinguished Professor
    Technion, Israel
  • Hong June Park
    Professor
    POSTECH
  • Jungyun Seo
    Professor
    Sogang University
  • Jay Hyung Lee
    Professor
    KAIST
  • William Milne
    Emeritus Professor
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Hyung Hee Cho
    Professor
    Yonsei University

Medicine

  • Hee-Sup Shin
    Chairman
    Director
    Institute for Basic Science
  • CHONG JAI Kim
    Professor
    University of Ulsan
  • Lars Thelander
    Professor Emeritus
    Umea University, Sweden
  • Michael Karin
    Professor
    UC San Diego, USA
  • Jong-Wan Park
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Yong Ho Ahn
    Professor
    Yonsei University
  • Hong Sik Lee
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Young-Hyuck Im
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan University

The Arts

  • Kim Seong-Kon
    Chairman
    President, Literature
    Translation Institute of Korea
  • Ko Hyung Jin
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Kim Youngna
    Professor Emeritus
    Seoul National University
  • Jang Kwang-ryul
    Dance Critic
  • Chun Young-Paik
    Professor
    Hongik University
  • Joo Sung-Hye
    Professor
    Korea National Univ. of Arts
  • Choi Seung-Han
    Professor Emeritus
    Yonsei University

Community Service

  • Chang-Jin Moon
    Chairman
    Professor
    CHA University
  • Sunduk Kim
    Editor in Chief
    Dong-A Ilbo
  • Neung-Hoo Park
    Professor
    Kyonggi University
  • Soo Yul Sung
    Secretary General
    COPION
  • Kwang-Yeong Shin
    Professor
    Chung-Ang University
  • Bong Joo Lee
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Sung-Soo Joo
    Professor
    Hanyang University

2016 Foreign Advisory Scholars

  • Minhyong Kim 
    Professor, University of Oxford, UK
  • Nicolas Gisin
    Professor, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Daping Chu
    Professor, University of Cambridge, UK
  • David Hitlin
    Professor, Caltech,
    USA
  • Leif Andersson
    Professor, Uppsala University,
    Sweden
  • Robert Bergman
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • Michael Maurizi
    Scientist Emeritus, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Michael Hack
    Vice-President, Universal Display Corporation, USA
  • Mark Gerstein 
    Professor, Yale University,
    USA
  • Mark Ellisman
    Professor, UC San Diego,
    USA
  • M. Piccart-Gebhart 
    Professor, Jules Bordet Institute, Belgium
  • Matthew Meyerson
    Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis
    Professor, Northwestern University, USA
  • Benjamin A Garcia
    Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Serge Massar
    Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Sunil Verma 
    Professor, University of Calgary, Canada
  • M. Suhail Zubairy
    Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
  • R. Stanley Williams
    Senior Vice-President,
    HP Labs, USA
  • Shin-Tson Wu
    Professor, University of
    Central Florida, USA
  • Tsu-Jae King-Liu
    Vice Provost, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • Aaron Ciechanover
    Professor, Technion,
    Israel
  • Alois Fürstner
    Professor, Max Planck
    Institute, Germany
  • Edison Liu
    President, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
  • Eilika Weber-Ban
    Professor, ETH Zurich,
    Switzerland
  • William Hahn
    Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • John F. Hartwig
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • Charles M. Perou
    Distinguished Professor,  
    Univ. of North Carolina, USA
  • Ching Tang
    Professor, University of Rochester, UK
  • Krishna Saraswat
    Professor, Stanford
    University, USA
  • Clifford Hudis 
    CEO, American Society of Clinical Oncology, USA
  • Tony Heinz
    Professor, Stanford
    University, USA
  • Paul Grannis
    Distinguished Professor, State University of New York, USA
  • Frank Emmert-Streib
    Professor, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Estia Eichten 
    Professor, Fermi National
    Accelerator Lab., USA