Susan Turner PhD, Senior Vice President Research

An accomplished microbiologist and academic, responsible for bringing the AMS technology to the US and heading the US R&D efforts.

Dr. Susan Turner is a microbiologist with nearly 20 years of research experience in the field of applied microbiology. Sue’s areas of scientific interest and expertise are in microbial physiology, applied microbial ecology and microbial genomics. She is an accomplished communicator and advocate for scientific research, with more than 30 papers in international peer reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, 12 major industry reports and more than 150 conference presentations.

Sue began her research career in academia at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she founded both the Microbial Ecogenomics research group within the School of Biological Sciences and the University of Auckland Centre for Microbial Innovation. She is also one of the founding scientists of biotech start-up ZyGEM Corporation. Sue joined BioDiscovery in early 2012 to lead the Scientific staff in the characterisation of microbial consortia.

Sue holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and BSc in Microbiology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.