Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium is held by Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (BTBA), a non-profit organization established by Taiwanese professionals in biology-related fields in 2012 in Boston. We strive to bridge the academics and industry gap in the U.S. and Taiwan and to meet the needs of professionals in biology-related fields.
We welcome all graduate students, postdocs, and young professionals in bio-, pharma-, public health-, and related fields to join us at the symposium. Please submit an abstract if you would like to present your research work (oral or poster presentation) at the symposium. The symposium will take place at the Northwest Building at Harvard Universiry. Please check out the Direction for instructions on how to get there.
Abstract and entrepreneurial presentation submission deadline: June 3rd.
Early bird registration deadline: June 3rd. Registration fee: $10.
Regular registration deadline: July 15th. Registration fee: $20.
*Registration will be closed once the number of registrants reaches the maximum capacity of 250 people. No on-site registration will be accepted.
*Registration fee includes lunch/dinner on Day 1 and coffee breaks on both days.
(1) Introduction to funding systems in Taiwan and tips for grant application.
Discussion will be led by 李岳倫 博士 (Faculty at 國衛院)
(2) Essential skills in Interview, Job talk and Chalk talk.
Discussion will be led by 余慈顏 博士 (Faculty at 中研院)
(3) Essential skills in scientific writing and publishing
Discussion will be led by 郭昇翰 博士 Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo (Faculty at Columbia University)
(4) How to find position opening and prepare for application packages.
Discussion will be led by 李湘盈 博士 Dr. Sherry Lee (Post doc at MIT)
Are you considering going outside of academia but not sure what opportunities are out there? Are you thinking about transitioning into industry but don’t know what areas or positions that may fit your interest and background? Come to this section and figure it out! This section is featured to introduce positions in several departments during drug development. Speakers with different expertise and backgrounds will share with you about their daily life at work and the qualifications required to land similar positions.
A seminar given byLauren Celano, CEO of Propel Career. Some of the topics listed below will be discussed during the prsentation:
a. Networking Insights - Best practices to network and follow up (before and after landing a job)
b. Acing the Interview
c. The Job Search Process
Need some tips to get an industrial job? We have speakers from different companies with 1-3 years of working experience who might have answers for you. Feel free to talk to them in the networking session!
Principal Scientist at Novartis. Ming-Wei has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 2-year experience on non-viral gene editing.
Scientific Associate II at Novartis. Amy has a MS in Biotechnology and 2-year experience on immuno-oncology, cellular therapy.
Business Analyst and Programmer at Novartis. Wei-Lun has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 2.5-year experience on bioinformatics and computational biology.
Investigator II at Novartis. Rake has a PhD in Chemistry and 1-year experience on Medicinal chemistry and synthetic chemistry.
Scientist at Alnylam. Ho-Chou has a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology and 1-year experience on disease modeling, RNAi therapeutics, cancer.
Scientist at Acceleron. April has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and 1-year experience on Research and Development.
New England Biolabs. Kuo-Chan has a Ph.D. in Genetic, Molecular & Cellular Biology and 3.5-year experience on protein engineering, direct evolution, high-throughput screening.
Account Manager at GenScript USA Inc. Kay has a Master in Biotechnology and 3-year experience on Business Development and Project Management
Research Scientist at Fitbit. Hao-Wei has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and 1-year experience in the company - 6 years of experience in the medical device area.
Sr. Scientific Associate at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Po-Jung has a MS in Chemical Engineering and 2 years of experience (4 months in the company) on pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing.
Operations Associate at Moderna Therapeutics. Kuan-Wei has a MS in Biotechnology and 0.5-year experience on Automation, mRNA science.
Financial Analyst at Partners Healthcare. Yi-Ju has a MS in Health care policy and management and 1-year experience on contract finance.
Biostastistician at Paraxel. Joyce has a MS in Biostatistics and 1-year experience on statistical analysis.
Technologist III at Sanofi Genzyme. Daniel has a MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and 1-year experience on Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Bioanalytical Scientist at Berg LLC. Wilson has a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and 2-year experience on Bioanalysis in drug metabolism, protein biomarkers, and therapeutical proteins.
Scientist at ImmunoGen Inc. Wei-Chiang has a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and 2-year experience on high throughput assays, analytical chemistry, cell line development.
Process Engineer I at Genzyme. Kelly has a Master of Engineering in Biological and Environmental Engineering and 1-year experience on downstream purification.
BTBA invites all attendee from diverse fields to share their exciting research.
Please download abstract template and submit your research abstract(s)!
Once your abstract is selected for oral presentation, you will be able to present your research at Research Talks. Each talk has 10-12 minutes presentation including Q&A in the session containing 10 outstanding researches.
Abstract submission deadline is June 3nd. You will be notified by June 27th.
Selected abstracts can be found in Program Book.
Selected abstracts will be able to present at Research Talk and provided with BTBA Abstract Outstanding Achievement Award. An oral talk is composed of 10 minutes presentation and 2 minutes Q&A. The oral presenters are welcome to present a poster at Poster session. All speakers must arrive in the session room at least 20 minutes before their presentation. Due to attendees' diverse background, speakers are recommended to make their presentations sufficiently informative for audience.
Authors must set up their posters between 8:30 AM and 9 AM on the day of BTBA conference, and keep them up until 8 PM. Posters must be removed by 8:20 PM on the day of presentation. Posters not removed will be discarded.
Yes. You must designate your presentation preference. All accepted abstracts will be scheduled as posters. Only those select 'Talk' or 'Both' will be considered to present at Research Talk session.
All the posters need to be 35.5 inches (or less) in width and 47 inches (or less) in length.
Got brilliant business ideas?
The BTBA Entrepreneur Presentation invites biomedical startup teams to pitch to professional investors. Startup teams will have the opportunity to demonstrate their business ideas and receive direct feedback from the judges (Investor Panelists). No monetary prize will be offered. Nine startup teams have been selected to join the BTBA Entrepreneur Presentation.
Northwest Building, Harvard University
Take the MBTA(subway) RED Line to Harvard Square. Local bus #1 #66 #68 #69 #71 #72 #73 #74 #75 #77 #78 #86 #96 can also bring you to Harvard Square.
Many hotels are available in Boston and Cambridge area. We are also trying to provide accommondation match, please check out our FACEBOOK page if you are interested in finding alternative lodging options!
On-street parking is scarce in Cambridge, but there are several public parking lots and garages around the square. Attendants can use Harvard Campus Services to purchase one-day permit for parking on or near campus. Please note that parking permit can only be purchased from two weeks to one day in advance, but NOT on the day of the event.
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*Ying-Ja Chen 陳映嘉 (Co-chair)
*Chih-Chieh Wang 王志傑 (Co-chair)
*Fu-Kai Hsieh 謝富凱, (Academic Panel-US)
*Yi-Ying Chou 周怡吟, (Academic Panel-Taiwan)
*Yu-Chen Tony Tsai 蔡宇承, (Academic Workshop)
Sheng-Hsuan Lin 林聖軒
*Chia-Jung Chang 張嘉容, (Oral and Poster Presentations)
*Ta-Ming Liu 劉大鳴, (Oral and Poster Presentations)
*Kuo-Chan Hung 洪國展, (Industry Panel-US)
Wei-Chiang Chen 陳偉強
*Amy Shyu 徐艾梅, (Industry-Networking)
*Huey-Ming Mak 麥惠明, (Industry-Networking)
*Charlie Yang 楊鎮遠, (Resume Workshop)
*Tzu-Hsing Kuo 郭姿杏, (Industry Workshop & Mentoring Program)
*Haofan Eric Peng 彭浩帆, (Industry Workshop)
*Yung-Chih Cheng 鄭永志, (Industry-Taiwan)
I-Ju Lee 李以如
Cheng-Hao Chien 錢正浩
*Shaoyu Chang 張劭聿, (Entrepreneur Track)
Margaret Wey 魏嘉英
Ho-Chou Tu 杜荷洲
*DeKuan Chang 張德寬, (Fundraising)
Pi-Chun Li 李璧君
*Hsiao-Ying Wey 魏曉英, (Website)
Chiao-Feng Lin 林嬌鳳, (Website)
Wan-Ping Lee 李婉萍
Wilson Peng 彭冠為
Tien-Yun Huang 黃天韻
*Shiao-Chi Chang 張筱琦, (Promotion)
Hsien-Yi Tsai 蔡賢奕
Chung-Hsuan Huang 黃仲軒
*Pai-Chi Tsai 蔡百騏, (Program Book)
*Kuan-Wei Chen 陳冠煒, (Program Book)
Ruth Lin 林昱秀
*Hui-Ting Chou 周慧婷, (Clerk)
*Sherry Lee 李湘盈, (Treasurer)
*Sheng-Shiang Anson Peng 彭聲翔, (Regular Career Workshops)
*Elise Huang 黃士芳, (Mentoring Program)
*Chia-ling Wu 吳佳璘, (Mentoring Program)
*Sheng-hong Chen 陳昇宏, (NTU Collaboration)