Biography Prof. Jean Peccoud joined the department in January 2016 as the Abell chair in synthetic biology. His research program is based on the observation that today’s most pressing challenges are the result of an unsustainable reliance on synthetic chemistries. Synthetic biology will provide innovative paths to enduring health, food security, and sustainable energy. Traditional methods in biology are inadequate to face the magnitude and urgency of the solutions needed. These challenges call for a cultural revolution that leverages contributions from biology, engineering, manufacturing, and computer sciences to catalyze the emergence of creative solutions.
Prof. Peccoud is also the founder of GenoFAB Inc., a software company providing solutions that help life science research organizations accelerate their research and development efforts.
Prof. Peccoud is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Synthetic Biology, an open-access journal published by Oxford University of Press.