The ABRC, founded in 1998, has established a solid research foundation and four focused research areas have been designed. The ABRC intends to contribute to translational research and the development of agricultural biotechnology in Taiwan through pursuing strategic innovation and discovery research using emerging“omics”approaches. We aim to make significant contributions in the following key target areas: Providing leadership in our particular focused research areas Contributions toward solving agricultural problems in Taiwan and increasing agricultural output and value Promoting research and development of agricultural biotechnology in Taiwan Fostering incubation research and developing collaboration with biotechnology industries Increasing international collaboration and promoting our international reputation Cultivation of excellence among young scientists in Taiwan