Welcoming Professor Jean-Loup Faulon
Professor Jean-Loup Faulon has been appointed Chair in Synthetic Biology in the Chemistry School at the University of Manchester in November 2014.
Professor Faulon is also the director of the institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (a CNRS research unit in Evry, France) and the course director of a master program in Systems and Synthetic Biology and the University of Paris Saclay. He obtained his PhD in 1991 in computational chemistry at Ecole des Mines, Paris and a Habilitation in 2007 in theoretical chemistry from the University of Strasbourg.
From 1991 to 2008, Jean-Loup Faulon was a research associate at Penn Sate University and then a distinguished scientist at Sandia a US national laboratory. While in the US, he was the PI or co-PI of a dozen of projects funded by the US National Institute of Health, Chevron, Exxon, and the US DOE Genome To Life and Math Information programs. He has also been a research director at the Joint Bioenergy Institute. Jean-Loup Faulon main research interest is the application of Computer-Aided-Design for chemical and biological structures and networks.
He is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed publications and book chapters in metabolic engineering, systems biology and synthetic biology. Jean-Loup Faulon research is currently being funded by the ANR, the CNRS, Genopole, and the SYNBIOCHEM BBSRC centre grant.