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A Swan in the Making

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Timothy Gardner

In an editorial in Science, Riffyn's founder discusses irreproducibility: the "ugly ducking of science," and how process technologies, quality methods and modern web technologies could turn it into a "swan."

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Timothy Gardner

Tim Gardner is the Founder and the CEO of Riffyn. He was previously Vice President of Research & Development at Amyris, where he led the engineering of yeast strain and processes technology for large-scale bio-manufacturing of renewable chemicals. Tim has been recognized for his pioneering work in Synthetic Biology by Scientific American, the New Scientist, Nature, Technology Review, and the New York Times. He also served as an advisor to the European Union Scientific Committees and the Boston University Engineering Alumni Advisory Board. Tim enjoys hockey, running, mountain biking, and being beaten by his sons in almost everything.