Dr.   James C. LIAO
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Dr. James C. LIAO

President, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Moderator - Keynote Speech Keynote Speech - 30th October 11:00-12:00

Dr. James C. Liao, currently serves as President of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He is an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, US National Academy of Sciences, and Academician of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Dr. Liao, a pioneer in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, received his BS degree from National Taiwan University and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After working as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, he started his academic career at Texas A&M University in 1990 and moved to UCLA in 1997. He received numerous awards and recognitions, including the US EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, the White House “Champion of Change” for innovations in renewable energy, the ENI Renewable Energy Prize bestowed by the President of Italy, and the US National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science.

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