Sebastien Farnaud

Professor, BSc, MSc, PGCert, fHEA, FRSB, FIBMS

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    Sebastien is Professor of Enterprise and Innovation in Healthcare Technology, in the Institute of Health and Well-being, where he provides strategic direction, leadership and management of Enterprise and Innovation to develop the academic portfolio within both Centres, CSELS and CIH. His own research interests include the application of biotechnology in the development of sustainable methods in closed-loop systems. As part of his focus on Bioremediation, Sebastien created the Bioleaching Research Group, which promotes the use of microorganisms to extracts metals. His funding portfolio includes a number of collaborative schemes with industry, including several KTP several KTPs and Innovate UK projects. Among these, Sebastien is leading an innovate-funded KTP Bioleaching project, in collaboration with N2S Ltd, for the recycling of precious metal from electronic waste.

    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. 

    He arrived in the UK  as an Erasmus student in 1990, after graduating in France, 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. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Molecular Biology, Doctorate, An investigation into the Evolution of the aliphatic amidase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, King's College London

    Award Date: 22 Jun 2000

    Biochemistry, MSc, Paul Sabatier University

    8 Oct 19879 Jun 1988

    Award Date: 9 Jun 1988

    Genetics, MSc, Paul Sabatier University

    1 Oct 19891 Jun 1990


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    • Bioleaching, Bioremediation, Iron metabolism, biotechnology


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