• Paul Young

Paul Young Senior Lecturer

Paul Young received his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at National University of Ireland, Galway in 1996.  He did his thesis work at European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, Germany, receiving his PhD for this work from NUI, Galway in 2000.  For his postdoctoral work he switched to the field of Neuroscience and worked at Duke University in North Carolina with Prof. Guoping Feng where he studied the molecular mechanisms of synapse formation in the nervous system.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in the School of Biochemistry Cell Biology at University College Cork, Ireland.  His materials research is focused on bio-based synthesis and degradation of plastics.  Current projects include the development of biosensors that can assist in the engineering of microorganisms to produce precursor chemicals for bio-based plastic production and the application of PET degrading enzymes for plastics recycling.

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