Luana Langlois Fiorotto joined Ontario Genomics in September of 2021. In her current role, she supports and facilitates the relationships among leading academic and industry partners, specifically in the wasteCANcreate waste upcycling consortium project. The goal of this consortium is to accelerate the development of engineering biology technologies for commercial applications and provide biologically produced test materials to various industry partners so they can incorporate them into their existing processes. Prior to this role, she played an indispensable role in organizing our annual Canada SynBio conference. Luana helps build effective relationships by connecting, enabling, and working with diverse stakeholders to foster innovation through collaborative partnerships.
Before joining Ontario Genomics, Luana championed the development of trainee-focused engineering biology initiatives, such as the Canadian iGEM network and the development of the Synthetic Biology degree program at her home institution, Western University.
Luana received her B.Sc. (Hons.) specializing in Genetics and Biochemistry and an M.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology, both from Western University. Her graduate research focused on investigating sustainable microbial-based therapeutics for optimizing aquaculture practices.