About this conference
2017 BEST Conference & International Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Since it began in 1996, the BEST Conference has been developed into a key annual event for Taiwan colleagues and students working on the biochemical engineering and applied biotechnology. The involvement of foreign participants in the BEST Conference render it more influence and helpful for building up international relations and collaborations. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all invited speakers and oversea participants to join this 2017 BEST Conference and International Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan (BEST), which is formerly known as Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan, is a non-profit association, established on April 28, 2001. The general objective of this society is to promote academicexchanges and scientific research in biotechnology and biochemical engineering and to boost collaboration between scientists in the academic and industrial sectors.
The major annual event organized by BEST is the BEST Conference. The first Conference on Biochemical Engineering was launched at National Tsing Hua University in 1996. From 2013, the name was changed to BEST Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering. The conference has been developed to be a key annual event for Taiwan colleagues and students working on the biochemical engineering and applied biotechnology. In 2015, the BEST Conference started to run as an international symposium. The 20th BEST Conference & International Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioengineering was held in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, on June 26-27, 2015.
BEST is an institutional member of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). As the collaborative partner of AFOB in Taiwan, the BEST has organized 2007 APBioChEC, which was transformed into Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB) in 2011. The BEST also supported previous YABEC held in Taiwan. Both ACB and YABEC are major events of AFOB. The BEST keeps playing the active role in Asian biotechnology community.