Dr. Kim was visiting IRRI as part of his work on a project pertaining to a systems biology approach to heat stress in rice. During the lunch, Dr. Kim discussed with the researchers present the different aspects of molecular response to abiotic stress. He was of the opinion that multi-gene interactions should be taken into account when evaluating plant response to abiotic stresses such as heat and drought.
The lunch, held on 23 September 2013, was attended by were Ritchel Gannaban, Anshuman Singh, Manish Raorane, Isaiah Pabuayon, Toshisangba Chuba, Abraham Llave, and Yoye Yu. The group was joined by SNU students Backki Kim and Dong-Ryung Lee.
The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for scientists at IRRI who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics in science, including career paths.