Richard Kitney

Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering - Imperial College London
Richard Kitney

Richard Kitney

Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering - Imperial College London

Biography

Professor Richard Kitney is Chairman of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology; and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation and The UK National Industrial Translation Centre for Synthetic Biology – both at Imperial College London. He has published over 300 papers in the fields of synthetic biology, mathematical modelling, biomedical information systems, and medical imaging. Kitney was the Co-Chair of the joint Inquiry by The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences on Systems Biology. The report of the Inquiry – Systems Biology: a vision for engineering and medicine was published in February 2007. He also was Chair of The Royal Academy of Engineering Inquiry into Synthetic Biology – Synthetic Biology: scope, applications and implications, published in May 2009. Kitney was a member of the British Government’s working group on the development of a Roadmap for synthetic biology for the UK and a member of The Royal Society’s Working Party on Synthetic Biology.  He is now a member of the British Government’s Ministerial Leadership Council for Synthetic Biology. Kitney is recognised as a leader in the field of synthetic biology and has given many international keynote lectures on the subject.

Professor Richard Kitney has worked extensively in the United States and is a Visiting Professor at MIT. In June 2001 he was awarded The Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Information Technology in Biomedicine.

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