The 21st century is the century of life science. In the past two decades, the rapid development of biotechnology has brought new hope to solve a series of problems faced by mankind, such as food shortage, disease prevention and control, population expansion, environmental pollution and energy shortage, and has had an important impact on social and economic development. CAS-TWAS biotechnology Excellence Center was established in 2013. Relying on the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS-TWAS is an open cooperation platform for developing countries, integrating the functions of strategic consultation, talent training, technical training, scientific and technological cooperation and industrial promotion., CAS-TWAS biotechnology Excellence Center takes "biotechnology information network of developing countries" as the starting point, gives play to its strategic advisory advantages, and provides strategic advisory services and cooperation in the field of biotechnology and bioeconomy for developing countries; CAS-TWAS biotechnology Excellence Center is benchmarked to the United Nations SDG, focusing on the fields of food and agricultural science and technology, integrating domestic and foreign resources, conducting exchanges and cooperation with developing countries such as joint talent training, biotechnology cooperative research and industrial export services, and opening the functional probiotic resource database (FPCC) and biotechnology database free of charge for scientific researchers in developing countries, One belt, one road, one side, China and the other countries will further promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation in biotechnology and cross cutting areas, and promote the improvement of biotechnology innovation ability in developing countries and least developed countries.

Research direction

1. Consulting research on bioeconomy strategy - building the first bioeconomy database for developing countries

Collecting research reports on bioeconomy from developed and developing countries, establishing a bioeconomy standard database for developing countries, free access to researchers from developing countries, and promoting bioeconomy research in developing countries; Composing reports on bioeconomy and biotechnology development worldwide to provide strategic advice for biotechnology development in developing countries.

2. Synthetic biology and biomanufacturing

Developing advanced technologies such as synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, designing and reconstructing microbial biochemical synthesis network, functional directional enhancement of artificial micro organisms, promoting efficient utilization of C1 biological raw materials such as CO2. helping carbon sink and expanding new raw material routes; Promoting the application of synthetic biological technology in biological manufacturing fields such as functional food, clean energy, fine and pharmaceutical chemicals, improving the green index of industrial manufacturing, helping "carbon neutralization" and promoting the sustainable and coordinated development of environment and economy.

3. Microbiome and health

Collecting and identifying functional probiotics, establishing a Functional Probiotic Culture Collection (FPCC), opening and sharing strain resources to scientific researchersin developing countries, promoting the research of traditional food microbiome in developing countries, deconstructing production mechanisms such as wine making and dairy products, and improve production efficiency; Through microbiome engineering technology, developing functional microbiome for metabolic disease treatment, animal husbandry, composting and black soil governanceto promote human health and improve agricultural planting and breeding technology in developing countries.



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