Sebastien Farnaud


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  • 1215 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Research Interests

Sebastien Farnaud is Associate Professor in the Center for Sport and Exercise and Life Sciences (CSELS), where he created the Bioleaching group. This is part of a focus on Bioremediation, the process that uses mainly microorganisms to detoxify the environments. Sebastien is leading the innovate-funded KTP Bioleaching project, in collaboration with N2S Ltd, for the recycling of precious metal from electronic waste.

He arrived in the UK after graduating in France, as an Erasmus student in 1990, to pursue a PhD in Molecular Biology at King’s College London, at the Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics. Over the last 20 years, Sebastien has developed his academic and research experience in several academic institutions, including Imperial College, University of Westminster and the University of Bedfordshire, but also in the third sector as Science Director in a medical research charity. In addition to his interest in Microbiological and Biotech applications, his research expertise also includes the biomedical aspects of iron metabolism, particularly in Parkinson Disease, and also the development of antimicrobial peptides. His strong interest in Enterprise & Innovation, which includes the directorship and creation of several companies, has led him to the position Enterprise and Innovation lead in CSELS here at Coventry University.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Biology, Doctorate, King's College London

Biochemistry, MSc, Paul Sabatier University

8 Oct 19879 Jun 1988

Genetics, MSc, Paul Sabatier University

1 Oct 19891 Jun 1990


  • Q Science (General)
  • Bioleaching, Bioremediation, Iron metabolism, biotechnology

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Research Output

  • 1215 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 9 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
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  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Development and evolution of biocyanidation in metal recovery from solid waste: a review

    Vakilchap, F., Mousavi, S. M., Baniasadi, M. & Farnaud, S., Sep 2020, In : Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology. 19, 3, p. 509–530 22 p.

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  • Hepcidin secretion was not directly proportional to intracellular iron-loading in recombinant-TfR1 HepG2 cells: short communication

    Mehta, K. J., Busbridge, M., Patel, V. B. & Farnaud, S. J., 1 May 2020, In : Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 468, 1-2, p. 121-128 8 p.

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    Modification of fecal microbiota as a mediator of effective weight loss and metabolic benefits following bariatric surgery

    Oduro-Donkor, D., Turner, M. C., Farnaud, S., Renshaw, D., Kyrou, I., Hanson, P., Hattersley, J., Weickert, M. O., Menon, V., Randeva, H. S. & Barber, T. M., 25 Aug 2020, In : Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

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  • Advances in bioleaching as a sustainable method for metal recovery from e-waste: A review

    Baniasadi, M., Vakilchap, F., Bahaloo-Horeh, N., Mousavi, S. M. & Farnaud, S., 25 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 76, p. 75-90 16 p.

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    Open Access
  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    67 Downloads (Pure)

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