Nick Milne, PhD

CSO of Octarine

Nick Milne, PhD, is the Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Octarine, a synthetic biology company aiming to solve our greatest health challenges by developing novel methods to produce cannabinoid and psychedelic therapeutics. With a background in yeast metabolic engineering and fermentation, Nick has spent his career both in academia and industry developing bio-based production processes for a range of high-value molecules including bio-fuels, bio-plastics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. At Octarine he develops yeast fermentation platforms to efficiently and sustainably produce natural cannabinoid and psychedelic molecules and enzymatic derivatization platforms to create novel derivatives with improved therapeutic properties.

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