Gerard Goma, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, France
Pr Gerard Goma is an expert in chemistry, petro chemistry, industrial microbiology, enzymology, & in eco-technologies. Gérard Goma has an extensive experience including being a professor and researcher at INSA Toulouse (France) since 1966, developing the Biofood Engineering Department at INSAT, heading the Biotechnologies and Bioprocesses Laboratory and developing technology transfer activities. In parallel, he has had several assignments for the French Government and in the industry, including responsability for the diversification at St Gobain in Biotechnology, 1985-1995 and, being a member of the Technological Advisory Board at Rhône Poulenc1993-1999. Gérard Goma authored over 180 scientific publications. He regularly takes part in international expertise missions as a UN expert in chemical and biological defense. His current research focuses on innovation and technology transfer, a systemic holistic approach to microbiology and the synergies between the different applications of biotechnology. From the socio-economic perspective, he is notably working on bio economy challenges, green-house gases, the carbon tax, food vs. fuel competition and advanced biofuels.
Now Professor Emeritus specialized in bench marking for Industrial biology, white and Ag biotechnologies, biomass, bio energies and consultant for bio industry.