Pau Ferrer is Associate Professor of Biological Engineering at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He received his BSc Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1988), MSc degree in Biotechnology from the UAB (1991) and his PhD Degree from The University of Reading, UK (1995). He joined, after a postdoctoral stay at the Universidad de Chile (1995-1996), the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering of the UAB, where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2008. He is in charge of the Systems Biology Laboratory of the Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis Group of this Department.
Pau Ferrer’s current research is focused on rational engineering of microorganisms (metabolic engineering) for production of useful products from renewable resources, with emphasis on recombinant proteins such as industrial enzymes. P. Ferrer’s laboratory has adopted many of the latest analytical and biocomputational tools for quantitative physiology studies of industrial yeasts. He has published over 70 scientific publications and supervised 15 PhD Thesis.
He is also co-founder of the company Bioingenium, UAB representative at the ACIB (Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology) Strategy Board since 2015, member of the steering committee of the Microbial Physiology Section of the European Federation of Biotechnology since 2004. Serving as editorial board member for several journals and referee for national and international funding agencies.