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Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles

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Dr. Vincent Martin
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Professor, Concordia University and Co-Director, Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology

Email Address: vincent.martin@concordia.ca

Bio: We are synthetic biologists with a strong penchant for metabolic engineering and industrial strain improvement. We like yeast but will play with other unicellular bugs as well.

Website: https://www.concordia.ca/research/casb.html

Dr. Laurent Potvin-Trottier
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Professor, Concordia University

Bio: We aim to engineer reliable synthetic gene circuits suitable for impactful applications, and to use them as models and tools to learn more about biology. We use quantitative approaches, combining microfluidics to precisely control the experimental conditions with theory to engineer highly precise circuits that could be used in future applications. Building biology from the bottom-up will enable us to understand biology better, for example because engineering such circuits can reveal broader challenges in a tractable context.

Website: www.potvinlab.com

Dr. Sebastien Rodrigue

Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

Email Address: sebastien.rodrigue@usherbrooke.ca

Bio: My laboratory is mainly interested in microbial systems and synthetic biology. We use and develop cutting-edge approaches to understand and engineer bacterial cells. We use two model organisms: the near-minimal Mesoplasma florum, and the laboratory workhorse Escherichia coli. Our goal is not only to advance fundamental knowledge but also to propose innovative solutions to address the major challenges of this century.

Website: http://lab-rodrigue.recherche.usherbrooke.ca

Twitter: @RodrigueLab

Dr. Ahmad Saleh
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Assistant Professor, Université Laval

Email Address: ahmad.saleh@bcm.ulaval.ca

Bio: Our research projects aim at developing synthetic biology strategies for the biosynthesis of fine chemicals, especially lipid-based drugs and biofuels, to render them accessible for human consumption. In addition, we work on the discovery/invention of new fine chemicals that satisfy emerging human needs in health, energy and bioremediation fields. Our research is conducted using synthetic biology (SB) approaches in microbial hosts as platforms, while aiming at a sustainable production of safe and ecological fine chemicals.

Website: http://abdel-mawgoud.com/