IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Kevin O'Connor, University College Dublin

Plenary Speaker - IB for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday 30th January 11.00 - 12.30

Professor Kevin O’ Connor is director of BEACON SFI bioeconomy research centre. He is also a Principal investigator in the UCD Earth Institute and a member of the School of biomolecular and biomedical science at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. BEACON works on fundamental research challenges in the bioeconomy related to sustainability, selective separation of compounds, and conversion of low value starting materials to higher value products. Professor O’ Connor is chairperson of the scientific committee for the European public private partnership Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). Professor O Connor has published over 90 international peer review articles and made of over 200 contributions (presentations and posters) at national and International conferences. He has filed 8 patents and successfully licensed 3 technologies resulting from his research work. Professor O’ Connor has founded two start-up biotechnology companies.

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IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Kevin O'Connor, University College Dublin