Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is also the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, and Director of the BioProcess Engineering Research Center at KAIST. He is an honorary professor of the University of Queensland in Australia and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, and an advisory professor of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He has served as a Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies in 2011-2012, and as a Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology in 2012-2013. He founded the World Council on Industrial Biotechnology in 2010. He is currently the chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology.