Claudia is Chief Scientific Officer at Eden Brew, an animal free dairy company brewing proteins using precision fermentation. She has over 20 years’ experience working in basic and applied R&D in academia, government research, and industry. She has deep experience in development of science strategy and management of large research programs, and a strong track record in science excellence and attraction of competitive funding. Her research focuses on metabolic engineering of microbes for production of proteins, high value ingredients, and other industrially useful biochemicals. She has worked for over a decade to build the synthetic biology R&D community in Australia, including co-founding Synthetic Biology Australasia as its founding President and serving on the Executive of the Global Biofoundries Alliance. From 2017-2022, she was Director of CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, a highly collaborative cross-disciplinary R&D program aimed at expanding Australia’s capability and building national synthetic biology-based industry. She co-chairs the World Economic Form Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology and represents Australia at numerous international strategy and policy fora. She also sits on Scientific Advisory Boards for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and numerous international synthetic biology institutes. Claudia was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a BOSS Magazine True Leader in 2019. She has Adjunct Professorships at Queensland University of Technology (ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology) and Griffith University (Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery), and serves on editorial boards for eight international journals, including as a handing editor for ACS Synthetic Biology.
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