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Derek Butler

Derek Butler

BaseClear, USA

Director
Genome analysis & Synthetic biology at BaseClear
USA

Biography

Derek Butler did his masters in Biotechnology at Dublin City University in 1995, specialising in Genetics and Immunology. He continued his studies at University College Cork and in 2001 received his PhD degree for work on the genetic regulation of lactic acid bacteria. In the same year he took up a post-doctoral position at the University of Groningen where his work focused on the identification of novel enzymatic activities from thermophilic bacteria. In 2004 Derek joined Lactrys (now Falco Biotherapeutics) where he worked on vaccine development in probiotic bacteria before joining BaseClear in 2006.

Research