Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Jean Peccoud, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University, September 20, 2019

Jean Peccoud

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology

Dr. Peccoud is the Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University. He also holds joint appointments in the Department of Systems Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. He is a member of the executive committee of the Cellular and Molecular Biology program.

Jean Peccoud came to Colorado State University from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. He brought with him a diverse experience that includes working for Fortune 500 and start-up companies. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Synthetic Biology published by Oxford University Press. He is a member of the Engineering Biology Research Consortium Council and Security Working Group.  He is the founder of GenoFAB, a technology startup whose mission is to increase the productivity of life science research by helping scientists produce more and better data accelerating the pace of product development and basic research.

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Research Interests

His research program focuses on mammalian synthetic biology. His group combines computational and experimental efforts to develop predictive models of behaviors encoded in synthetic DNA sequences.

Dr. Peccoud is also actively engaged in efforts to understand the security implications of synthetic biology.


  • M.S., 1987, University of Paris Orsay / AgroParisTech
  • Ph.D., 1991, University of Grenoble