Date：23 July (Friday)
Time: 15:40 – 17:10 (GMT+8)
Dr. Wen-Chien Lee is a distinguished professor in Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of Systems Biology and Tissue Engineering Research Center at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. He joined the National Chung Cheng University in August of 1993, before that he has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University for four years. He received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from National Taiwan Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has served as a visiting professor in Cornell University and professor and chairman of Department of Chemical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University. Dr. Lee is the president of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) since 2018. He has published 115 journal papers and book chapters. His current research interests are proteomics, biomagnetic particles, production of proteins and biomass-based chemicals.
As a President of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) and Chair of the Session 14- Regional Collaboration of Bioeconomies, I warmly welcome everyone to participate in this conference session. AFOB is a non-profit academic organization established in 2008. The Federation promotes co-operation between scientists from academia and industry across Asia to advance the fields of biotechnology and sustainable development. AFOB now has 14 regional branch offices (RBOs) in Asia to support its activities. In addition to regular academic activities, we have gradually established links and co-operations with the Asian bioindustrial sectors in the past two years. To promote the academic-industrial collaboration, the AFOB has organized workshops and webinars with topics of industrial interest in each AFOB regions. We hope that AFOB can continue to promote cooperation through the AFOB-Industrial Network and contribute to Asian bioeconomy. COVID-19 has significantly changed our daily lives in many ways. The industry, especially small and medium enterprises, is severely hit during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that the AFOB can play a role and provide some helps for the promotion of Asian bioeconomy.