Peter Punt

Monday 1st July 2024, 09:00-10:00
Making fungal biology easier to engineer for sustainable protein production

Peter J. Punt, PhD is Distinguished Organism Engineer at Ginkgo Bioworks. In 1992 he obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on molecular genetic tool development for fungal gene expression. In 2008 he was appointed at Leiden University in the chair of Industrial Biotechnology again focusing on fungal biotechnology. After a career of more than 30 years at TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied scientific research, where he was responsible for designing, acquiring and implementing projects with international biotechnology principals, in 2015 together with colleagues created Dutch DNA Biotech, a fungal biotechnology technology provider and contract research company situated in the Netherlands. In 2021 Dutch DNA became part of Ginkgo Bioworks, which has its headquarters in Boston, USA. He published about 150 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 66) and 20 patent applications.. 


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