Edward is a microbiologist with a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and over 25 years’ experience with anaerobic bacteria. He has pioneered technical improvements in microbial strain improvement and fermentation process development for biotechnology applications contributing to numerous scientific publications and patents. Edward is also a serial biotech entrepreneur having founded Green Biologics in 2004, a world leading fermentation company manufacturing renewable chemicals. In 2014, Edward founded CHAIN Biotech, a microbiome Company focused on the development of novel biotherapeutics targeting inflammation and infection in the gut. Edward participates on the IB Leadership Forum, several NIBB management boards and the BBSRC advisory panel for Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology.