Creating New Biotechnology Research Networks

LEAP Alumnus Louise Horsfall collaborated on a LEAP Strategic Action Plan to enable an international synthetic biology society. After presenting their concept at SB6.0, Louise founded a new Bioprocessing and Bioengineering section within the European Federation of Biotechnology to represent those working at the boundary between biotechnology and engineering, and was elected co-chair. She received the University of Edinburgh’s 2015 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award and is a member of the EPSRC’s Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research. Louise has leveraged her leadership role in the community to help inform scientific and policy agendas, such as organizing scientific input to the Convention on Biological Diversity.