Prof. Chris French, PhD, Principal Investigator and Lecturer, University of Edinburg

Chris French studied Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering at Massey University, New Zealand, then worked at the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute before undertaking a Ph.D. at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge. He is now Professor of Microbial Biotechnology in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, as well as a member of the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Joint Research Centre for Engineering Biology (JRCEB) in Haining, China. His laboratory ( conducts research in DNA assembly as well as applications of synthetic biology in biomass processing and biosensors.

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