Bio - Rob Brown

Rob Brown PhD is currently Senior Director Synthetic Genomics Inc. where he manages a multifunctional team in the design and development of microbes for the production of advanced biofuels, as well as conducts and guides research on microbial metabolic pathway engineering.

He has over 20 years of experience in molecular biology and gene expression in the Biotechnology sector; Diversa Corp. (Sand Diego), working on recombinant expression of industrial enzymes and animal vaccines, Solexa Ltd ( Illumina Inc.) and The Dow Chemical Company/Chirotech Ltd./Chiroscience Plc. (UK)  where he worked on enzyme engineering for industrial applications including single molecule DNA sequencing, pharmaceutical intermediate production and assay development for drug discovery.  He received his PhD in bacterial pathogenesis from the Centre of Microbial Research and Microbiology, Porton Down, UK and has over 20 issued patents and pending applications in various areas of industrial biotechnology.