Prof. Ke-Qin Zhang Conference Chair, TBIS 2019
Distinguished Professor of Textile Science and Engineering
College of Textile and Clothing Engineering
I am delighted to welcome you to attend the Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS) 2019 in Suzhou! TBIS 2019 will be held at Soochow University in China during September 8-11, 2019. Soochow University locates in the ancient town of Suzhou, also called "Paradise on Earth". The university is part of the national "211 Project" and is a "2011 Plan" university. It is also one of the Jiangsu provincial key comprehensive universities. It has grown from the former Soochow University founded in 1900. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering (CTCE) of Soochow University is originated in “Private Women’s Sericulture School” which was established by the famous patriotic gentlemen Mr. Shi Liangcai in 1903 at Shanghai of China. During the construction and development of over 100 years, it has formed the unique complete teaching and research system associated with textile and silk industry chain in China, including planting mulberry, sericulture, silk reeling, weaving, dying, garment designing and engineering, as well as fashion shows. The development level of disciplinary supporting platforms of CTCE is among the top ones in China. CTCE actively explores the new model of scientific talents with international visions. It develops the extensive academic exchange and cooperation with universities in United States, Britain, France and Japan, etc. CTCE has been closely cooperated with Shinshu University in Japan more than 30 years, co-organized the China International Silk Conference for eight times. Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS) conference is a brand in the field of textile bioscience that is attracting increasing attention from the international textile and bio-scientific research community. To further enhance global communication and cooperation of the sericulture, silk and textile industry, inheritance and development of the silk civilization, exploitation and innovation of new textiles and silk technologies, we will incorporate the tremendous silk elements in TBIS 2019. We look forward to meeting you in Suzhou, 2019. We are also looking forward to working and cooperating with you in creating a dynamic exposition to promote and develop the science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.