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Benjamin Scott

Global Institute for Food Security

Dr. Benjamin Scott joined the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) in January 2023 to lead the Engineering Biology platform, where lab automation is used to scale agriculture and agrifood applications of engineering biology.

Prior to joining GIFS, Ben completed a postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, establishing yeast engineering at their biofoundry in Marlyand. He then returned to Canada to lead business development at the Concordia University Genome Foundry, developing their first revenue generating services.

Ben founded SynBio Canada in 2018, a not-for-profit to strengthen the national research community, advocate for trainee needs, and highlight their accomplishments. SynBio Canada is now led by students, postdocs ,and professionals from across Canada.

Benjamin Scott
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