Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB)

11th Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) Regional Symposium 2019

The 11th Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) Regional Symposium 2019 was organised by Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB) and Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR from 23 to 25 Jan 2019 in Biopolis. The theme for AFOB Regional Symposium 2019 was “Biotechnology for the Asian Century”. The aims of the symposium were to bring together Asian scientists working on emerging platform technologies and their biotechnology applications, to network, share ideas and knowledge, as well as to drive biotechnological advancements in Asia for the 21st Century. The symposium attracted almost 500 participants from more than 20 countries. SSMB members were invited to attend the free talks and the 46th Annual General Meeting of SSMB was held concurrently with the symposium be on 25 January 2019.