About Us

Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (BTBA) was founded in * 2012 by a group of Taiwanese graduate students, postdocs and young professionals in the greater Boston area. Our goals are to enhance scientific collaborations, to foster individual career development, to facilitate interactions and to strengthen networking among academic and industrial bioscience communities in Taiwan and the US. We hold annual symposiums that attract more than 350 young Taiwanese professionals from biology-related fields across the US.

Each year we invite prominent figures from academia and biotech industries to share their achievements and personal stories with us. Our past keynote speakers include:

In addition to our keynote lectures, we also hold academic/industry panels, career development panels, oral/poster presentations presented by attendants, as well as individual recruitment and interview sessions from academics and industry in Taiwan throughout the day of symposium. BTBA also hosts seminars and workshops regularly throughout the year. We serve as a platform to foster a community for young scientists to share their research, exchange ideas, and explore career opportunities. BTBA also collaborates with local and out-of-state organizations in programs that align with our mission to strengthen the bioscience communities in Taiwan and the US. We welcome you to contact us if you have an idea that may be realized through our channel.



  1. Name of the society: Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (BTBA).
  2. BTBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving professionals in bio-related fields with the goal to promote dialogue among the academia and industry in Taiwan and the US.


  1. Plan and host Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium (BTBS).
  2. Plan and host academic activities to develop members’ professional knowledge and abilities, such as seminars and study groups.
  3. Plan and host career events to provide members related information.
  4. Plan and host events to promote interactions among members.
  5. This corporation is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes in 1., 2., 3., and 4. above, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


  1. Members: Any bio-related professionals who agree with the mission of BTBA are qualified to be members of BTBA.
  2. Members can participate all activities held by BTBA.
  3. Committee: Members who have shown sufficient evidence of their involvement in planning and hosting BTBA activities are eligible to be committee of the year. The Executive Board of BTBA shall decide on the admittance a week before BTBS.
  4. Committee members have rights to make suggestions and propose meeting agendas.


  1. The governing body of BTBA consists of Chairs (1~2 people) and Executive Board (3~6 people).
  2. Chairs are elected within two months after BTBS every year. All committee members of that year are eligible to volunteer as Chairs. Chairs cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
  3. Chairs represent BTBA, are served in Executive Board and make decisions in any issues related to BTBS.
  4. Executive Board consists of the chairs of the current year, last year and two years ago. If the Executive Board member has to leave BTBA, that member can choose his/her predecessor. If Executive Board members are less than 3 people, Committee will elect Executive Board members to reach the required number.
  5. It is the duty of Executive Board to:
    • Make decisions on daily tasks (except BTBS)
    • Decide how to interact with other societies and associations.
    • Verify who are qualified to be committee members
    • Create meeting agendas
    • Add or modify Rules and Regulations of BTBA.