Professor, President of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)
National Chung Cheng University; Asian Federation of Biotechnology
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 120 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 16- Net-Zero Emissions Bioeconomy, I warmly welcome everyone to participate in this conference session. AFOB is a non-profit academic organization with 15 regional branch offices in Asia to support its activities. To promote the academic-industrial collaboration, AFOB has established links and co-operations with the Asian bioindustrial sectors. We hope to contribute to the Asian bioeconomy by promoting cooperation through the network of AFOB and Asian Bioindustry Associations/Organizations. As the climate change becomes a pressing global issue, biotechnology should do its utmost to help provide solutions. For example, synthetic biology, agricultural biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and industrial biotechnology can offer some solutions to carbon neutrality and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The keynote speakers and invited speakers at this session will be able to share with us the efforts of different countries in mitigating climate change through relevant biotechnology actions, and the resulting bioeconomy.