Dr. Chien, Chung-LiangCEO of the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI)
Dr. Chien received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University in 1995. Dr. Chien has been one of the faculty members at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University (NTU) since 1995. He took a research leave as a visiting scientist at the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 1999.
His major research interests are neurobiology and stem cell biology. As an internationalized medical educator, more than 40 medical students from 18 different countries have been trained at his stem cell biology laboratory since 2004. Under Dr. Chien’s supervision, 11 graduate students earned their Ph.D. degree from the institution at NTU. Most of them received faculty or clinical positions at university/medical centers. Since 2007, Dr. Chien served as the Associate Dean of College of Medicine, as well as the Deputy Director of the NTU Center of Genomic Medicine to promote the translational medicine research within NTU campus.
Currently, Dr. Chien served as the CEO of the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI) to promote the potential collaboration between academia and bio-industry in Taiwan. Besides, IBMI just launched the international platform of “Taiwan Healthcare+”, a website PORTAL for medical and biotech opportunities in Taiwan.
Ms. Kristy Tsun-Tzu HsuDirector of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center, Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan
Kristy Hsu is Director of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center (TASC), Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taiwan(R.O.C.). Her areas of research interests include Southeast Asian study, regional economic integration, international trade policy and economic/trade law, trade and development issues and gender issues. She advises on Taiwanese government’s Asian, in particular, Cross-Strait economic affairs, Southeast Asian and Indian policy, including the Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy announced in May 2016. In 2014~2015, her research team worked with Thammasat University and completed a two-year study on Taiwan-Thailand Economic Cooperation. Kristy also provides consultations to businesses interested in Asian markets. Her recent researches focus on Southeast Asian economic integration, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the US-China trade war and its impact on Taiwanese outbound investment.
She currently serves as an Advisory Member to the Trade and Development Committee of ROC National Confederation of Industries, International Affairs Committee of ROC Chamber of Commerce, an adviser to the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam, adviser to the Association of Foreign Relations, and an adviser to the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, or CNAIC’s monthly publication CNAIC Magazine, and Standing Supervisor to Taiwan Women Film/Video Association.
Kristy obtained her LL.M from the School of Law, Soochow University, Taiwan, and B.A. in Department of Foreign Literature and Languages of National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She was the Executive Secretary and associate research fellow at the Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) from 1998 ~ 2003; journalist of the Commercial Times in Taiwan from 1989 ~ 1997, and Correspondent in Tokyo for the newspaper in 1990.