August 15, 2022
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Eminent Woman Analyst

Date: 31/07/2022 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

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Kim Song Sun, PhD and associate professor at the environmental hygienic institute of the Academy of Medical Science, has been devoted to sanitary chemical analytical research for over three decades.

In her childhood, she dreamt of becoming a teacher like her mother, but she actually became an analytical researcher.

After being assigned to the then hygienic institute of the Academy of Medical Science of Korea in Juche 78 (1989) she buckled down to a project on aflatoxin, a mycotoxin generated in the process of storing grains.

In her university days, she had made painstaking efforts to be well versed in the field with a unique way of thinking about analysis and an inquiring mind. She made a considerable speculation and in-depth study, thus succeeded in establishing a new analysis method for measuring the content of aflatoxin and the relevant hygienic standard as well.

Based on this, she came up with an analysis method based on the high-speed liquid chromatography, which is capable of correctly analysing the components of all kinds of foodstuffs, thereby providing a firm guarantee for removing the harmful effects of moulds formed by various external factors. At that time, her original method stole the limelight of academic circles.

Besides, at the time when there arose the matter of putting taxol production on an industrial basis in the country, she volunteered to carry out a difficult project and devoted all her wisdom and passion to that, thus promptly and accurately analysing the components of a medicine, which required immediate solution, and distinguishing herself as a competent scientist.

Later, she published the paper entitled Pharmacopedic Study on Separating Taxol from Taxus Cuspidata , which was awarded a Sci-tech Innovation Prize.

In recent years, too, she presented valuable scientific research findings needed for the environment-friendly production of vegetables and fruits.

Many certificates of introduction of sci-tech hits and patents she received in the past showcase her competence and good qualification in the analytical science.

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