Welcome message from President of BEST

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan (BEST), I am pleased to welcome you to Taipei and the 2018 BEST Conference & International Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioengineering in National Taipei University of Technology. Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan and is wildly regarded as the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. It is an amazing city famous for its modern buildings, historical monuments and cultural attractions. Those popular night markets, unique style coffee houses, and several culture and creative parks never fail to offer visitors from all over the world a fantastic nightlife to enjoy.

This conference is the most important annual event for the Taiwanese members and students working on biochemical engineering and applied biotechnology. Since 2015, the BEST conference started to be an international symposium, and the involvement of foreign participants in the BEST conference makes it more influential and helpful for promoting international friendship and collaborations.

“Green Biotechnology” is the theme of the conference this year, and it may offer a chance for all the participants to share and learn relevant knowledge and experiences. Facing more and more challenges such as climate change, environmental pollution and food safety, we need more green biotechnologies and innovative ideas to solve the problems and thus to reduce the impact of the challenges.

I would like to thank all the participants for joining the 2018 BEST Conference & International Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioengineering. A warm welcome is extended to all CSBT, KSBB, SBA, SBJ and TSB good friends who will attend the BEST conference this time. I hope all of you will enjoy the conference and your stay in Taipei.

Sincerely yours,

Ching-Kuan Lin             
President of BEST