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Institutes and Policy Profiles

Institutes and Policy Profiles

Dr. Sean Caffrey/BioZone

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Executive Director, BioZone,  Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Email Address: sean.caffrey@utoronto.ca

Bio: BioZone is a Centre for Applied Bioscience and Bioengineering Research at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

BioZone aims to use Bioengineering to create a sustainable world by making industrial processes more sustainable, remediating humanity's environmental impact, and improving health outcome.

For example, to help make industrial processes more environmentally friendly and reduce carbon emissions, we help companies replace petroleum feedstocks with renewable sources, including waste material from agriculture and forestry sectors, by engineering microbes and enzymes that can convert sugars or complex organics (lignin) into value-added chemicals and materials.

BioZone's synbio relevant skills include metagenomics, enzymology, functional genomics, enzyme engineering, metabolic and whole cell modeling, systems biology, computational biology, bioprocess design, techno-economic assessment, and lifecycle analysis.

Website: www.biozone.utoronto.ca

Twitter: @BioZoneUT