Guillaume BarbierBiofertility program director at JoynBio
Guillaume Barbier is the Program Director of the nitrogen fixation program at Joyn Bio, and has been working there since 2018. He received his PhD from Michigan Technological University in 2003. He started working in the metabolic engineering field in 2006 at Metabolic Explorer as the enzymologist group lead on the methionine microbial production project. He then joined the nitrate elimination company to work on protein production for analytical biochemistry and on metabolic engineering projects in Pichia pastoris.
He joined Novozymes in 2011 as a metabolic engineer, working and leading different metabolic engineering projects (farnesene, ethanol, 3 hydroxypropionic acid). During that time, he also worked on the identification of the mode of action of beneficial microbe identified by the BioAg Alliance, an entity formed by Novozymes and Monsanto for the discovery of new microbial inoculant.
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer, founded to bring synthetic biology to the challenges facing sustainability in agriculture. Our first project is to engineer microbes that can provide plants with biological nitrogen fertilizer, decreasing the environmental impact of agriculture.”