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CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology (CoEBio) was formally established in 2013, based in the Institute of Microbiology and jointly supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as well as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries. It is an open and integrative platform aiming to strengthen the biotechnology innovation capability of developing countries and to provide biotechnological solutions to the problems of resource, energy, population, health and environment in developing countries through strategic intelligence analysis, scientific cooperation, technology training, education and outreach relating to biotechnology.


Strategic Intelligence Analysis of Biotechnology Development in Developing Countries

Link up with TWAS and other international agencies to master the actual situations and plans of developing countries on biotechnology development, providing various resources for developing countries. Compile annual report on biotechnology development in developing countries and specific report on a dedicated biotechnology subject. Establish Biotechnology Information System through setting up CoEBio’s website tagged with “Biotechnology in Developing Countries” to publish the latest news on biotechnology development, latest events, and biotech recruitment information every day. Construct CAS biotech experts database providing comprehensive information of biotechnological researchers in CAS. Design Weekly e-mail newsletters specifically for biotech professionals in developing countries automatically and timely.

Talents Cultivation for Developing Countries

Collect and release information about recruitment and biotechnology researchers within CAS to the intending students/scholars in developing countries. Receive and educate students and visiting scholars from developing countries under CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) which includes the CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme. Organize regular annual meetings for PhD students and visiting scholars to facilitate information exchange and enhance their understanding of the current biotechnology research trends.


Organization of Training Courses and Workshops for Developing Countries

Organize workshops and training courses related to biotechnology in developing countries to enhance the biotechnology communication among developing countries, newly emerging countries and developed countries and accelerate the spread of new scientific discoveries and technology breakthroughs. Since 2013, a series of workshops on industrial biotechnology and training courses for developing countries have been carried out. At present, CoEBio is planning to organize these kinds of dedicated workshops or training courses in 10 science-lagged developing counties in the next 5 years.


Coordination of Cooperation among Developing Countries in the Field of Biotechnology Research, Technical Training and Application Promotions

CoEBio develops joint R&D projects or international research programme and helps researchers from different countries to identify areas of common interests, implement existing agreements, propose new agreements, and implement these agreements into real collaborative projects, through South-South or South-North collaborations. In the future, CoEBio intends to offer assistance in identifying the needs for joint scientific efforts in biotechnology and launching new joint R&D projects to promote multi-lateral cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the South and developed countries.


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E-mail: coebio@im.ac.cn

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