Christmas Message from the President of ACABS Dr Ruchong Ou

Dear members and friends,

I would like to start by expressing my sincere thanks to all of you for the support I have received in the past year and for the contributions that you have made in every activity and event we organised. A special gratitude goes to the executive members for their commitment and great work as the operational leaders. We can all be proud of making a positive contribution to the success of ACABS in one way or another. Our organisation is continuously expanding. Our Canberra branch has already been setup and launched. The South Australia branch is also in the process of being established.

To increase our operational capacities and provide mutual support, we have reached the agreements with several professional organisations such as ACASE, ACAp, BioClub, FHTT and Jiangong G5. We have successfully co-organised a few academic and busibess events for biotech and medicine R&D.

We have had an encouraging experience of working together with our partners in China and have laid the solid foundation for the future. Looking to the coming year, we will create more opportunities for our members through organising seminars and activities. XJTU has expressed a strong desire to work with ACABS and will provide applicable support towards our members to perform collaborative research there. In 2017 our biennual conference - the 6th ACBRC will be held in Xian in October. We encourage you to take this opportunity to participate this significant event.

Christmas is just in the cornor, on behalf of ACABS Executive Committee I am sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family, wishing you a happy holiday season and a most prosperous 2017 with greater achievements.

Best regards,

Ruchong Ou

President of ACABS