Jean Marie François is "Professor Exceptional Class“ of Microbial Physiology and Functional Genomics at INSA, and Team Leader at the Biological Systems and Biochemical Engineering Laboratory (LISBP). In 2010, he co-founded Dendris SA. Since 2016 he is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Synthetic Biology and since 2017 Editor in Chief of BMC Biotechnology & Biofuels.
Dr. Lorie Hamelin is a Senior Researcher at the Aarhus University Centre for Biocircular Economy (CBIO). Her field of research lies at the crossroads of bioeconomy, circular economy & renewable energy systems, in the transition towards a de-carbonized economy. She is laureate of "Make Our Planet Great Again", an initiative of the President of France launched in 2017 to award and mobilize climate scientists to move to France and lead the fight against global warming.
Professor Pierre Monsan is presently Chairman of the French Federation of Biotechnology, Director of Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) and Professor Emeritus at INSA. He founded TWB in 2012 with a €20m grant from the French Government. In 2017 he was awarded the Enzyme Engineering Award, for his significant contributions to the field.
Prof. Sven Panke is Professor at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the design of novel bioprocesses for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.