Vincent Martin

Professor, Synthetic Biology Senior Research Chair in the Biology Department, Concordia University

Dr. Martin is the Founder and Co-Director of the Concordia Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology, Canada’s only research centre focused on synthetic biology, which is also home to The Genome Foundry, a unique technology platform that aspires to accelerate the design-build-test-learn cycle of biological engineering. Dr. Martin is a co-founder of Amyris Inc, a biotech company established for the purpose of commercializing the development of yeast strains for sustainable and cost-effective bio-manufacturing. He is now leveraging his entrepreneurship experience as Chief Scientific Officer of the Life Science’s hub of Concordia’s District 3 Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Professor Martin’s current interests focus on cellular engineering for the production of industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and the next generation cell-based therapeutics. Prof Martin earned his BSc from McGill University, MSc from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia. In 2014 he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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