FAOBMB Welcomes New President, Andrew H.-J. Wang. Professor Andrew H.-J. Wang assumed office as the president for the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) for a 3 year term on 1 Jan 2011.
Professor Andrew H.-J. Wang assumed office as the president for the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) for a 3 year term on 1 Jan 2011.
Professor Wang is the Vice President and the Distinguished Research Fellow at Academia Sinica. He earned his doctorate from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1974. He then held various research positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology until 1988. From 1988 to 2000, he served as a faculty member of the Department of Cell and Structural Biology at the UIUC. In 2006 Professor Wang was appointed to his current position as a vice president of Academia Sinica.
For a period of time, Professor Wang is committed to the promotion of the science education and how it answers some of the world’s biggest challenges such as global warming and sustainability, economic problems, and the imbalance between the “haves and have-nots” within societies and among different countries. “Our expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology will no doubt have an impact on biotech, agriculture, medicine, energy and more, “ he said, adding that the FAOBMB will help train a new generation of young scientists who can create an even better world for the future.