Harris MakatsorisAcademics Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems at King's College LondonSpeaker
Harris is Professor of Manufacturing Systems in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London. He has a process engineering background with 20-years work experience in both industry and academia. In all his past and present roles he is managing interdisciplinary projects that require integration and coordination. Harris is an expert in continuous RNA manufacturing. His work is focusing on addressing the challenges in the rapid design, development and scalable manufacture of RNA and other nucleic acids and has pioneered the application of flow technologies in RNA manufacture, of various types. His research portfolio has attracted over £25m over the last 10 years and he is currently leading a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-million pound programme comprising both industry and academia, building the Biofoundry-in-a-Box (BiaB). The BiaB is a unique portable, multi purpose RNA microfactory designed for the rapid design and deployment of a range of therapeutics and vaccines, with Low and Middle Income Countries in mind. He has several patents in his name in the space of RNA manufacture and continuous bioprocessing and is highly experienced in technology transfer to industry through a variety of commercial routes.