Richard KitneyView all speakers
Professor Kitney is Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering; Chairman of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology; and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation. He has published over 300 papers in the fields of synthetic biology, mathematical modelling, biomedical information systems, and medical imaging. Kitney was Chair of The Royal Academy of Engineering Inquiry into Synthetic Biology – Synthetic Biology: scope, applications and implications, published in May 2009.
Kitney was a member of the British Government’s working group on the development of a Roadmap for synthetic biology for the UK and a member of The Royal Society’s Working Party on Synthetic Biology. He is a member of the British Government’s Leadership Council for Synthetic Biology and a member of the group developing a strategy for synthetic biology for the EU. With Professor Paul Freemont and other colleagues, he has been responsible for six highly successful Imperial College iGEM teams.