Patrik Jones, Imperial College London, UK

Patrik JonesDr. Patrik R. Jones is Reader in Metabolic Engineering at the Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London. Educated as a winemaker, PhD in plant biochemistry (2001), post-doc in plant biochemistry and wine sensory perception, and since 2005, PI in metabolic engineering. In 2011 he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. A common theme throughout his career is the (re)construction of metabolic pathways, from native to synthetic. The current group focus is to engineer prokaryotes for conversion of renewable substrates into chemicals. Examples: Kallio Nature Commun 2014, 5:4731; Akhtar PNAS 2013, 110, 87-;