On 22 September 2008, BIOTEC Executive Board approved the appointment of BIOTEC International Advisory Board (IAB) for 2008-2010. Returning as Chairman of BIOTEC IAB for the second term is Prof. Emeritus Ken-ichi Arai, Former Dean of the Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo and Founding President of the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network. IAB membership is made up of experts in various disciplines coming from diverse cultures. Joining Prof. Arai in BIOTEC IAB are Dr. Roger N. Beachy (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA), Dr. Jill Conley (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA), Prof. Mauro Giacca (International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, ITALY), Prof. Paul Greenfield (University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA), Dr. Ming-Chu Hsu (TaiGen Biotechnology Co., Ltd., TAIWAN), Prof. Lene Lange (Aalborg University, DENMARK), Prof. Anthony Turner (Cranfield University, UK), Prof. Dyann Wirth (Harvard School of Public Health, USA) and Prof. Albert Cheung Hoi Yu (Peking University, CHINA)
BIOTEC International Advisory Board serves as an advisory body to BIOTEC by ways of providing suggestions on the possible courses of action for the Center and the nation in developing its own biotechnology and in applying biotechnology to our production and services, making use of international advances as well as indigenous research and development. The current Board will serve a two-year term from October 2008-September 2010.
Posted on 26 September 2008.