Biology Professor Seok Ho-young received a Presidential Citation at the opening ceremony of the Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR)1) located in Sangju on July 28th, 2015. The reason for his citation was his active role in protecting the environment and he was recognized as contributing to the development of our nation.
Professor Seok contributed by establishing research biotechnology relating to the protection of natural resource and the identification of biodiversity. Professor Seok researched important fish and invertebrate resources inhibited in Korea to create a phylogenetic tree while analyzing the diversity of natural resource genes and DNA and also preserving natural ecosystems since 2011.
Also, professor Seok worked as an advisor for agencies within the Ministry of Environment such as the ‘National Institute of Biological Resources’, the ‘Central Inland Institute’, and the ‘National Cultural Heritage’. Moreover he conducted work for the protection of the environment by participating in the Unmunsan Ecology Research and Ecosystem Protection Monitoring. Especially, he contributed to the ‘NNIBR’ development as an advisor and by doing environmental commission activities.
1) ‘Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources’ exhibits 6 types of extinct animals from around the world and about 5,000 Biological samples from Korea. Also, you can enjoy 136 different types of plants, a 4D theater, weekend education and preview commentaries.