Associate Professor Chris Marquis

Associate Professor & Director, Recombinant Products Facility
s131, Level 1 Samuels Building
(+612) 9385 3898
(+612) 9385 1483

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Professional Experience

  • 2017-current: Associate Professor, School of BABS & Director UNSW Recombinant Products Facility
  • 2004-2016: Senior Lecturer, School of BABS & Director UNSW Recombinant Products Facility
  • 1994-2004: Lecturer, School of BABS

Research Contribution

Chris trained as a biochemical engineer and has current research projects across protein biotechnology and in the bio-nanotechnology interface. Current projects include developing recombinant enzymes for organohalide bioremediation, searching for and developing improved versions of the enzyme gamma glutamyltransferase for dipeptide bioproduction, integrating new microfluidic devices into mammalian cell bioprocesses and evaluation of new materials for biofilm deterrence.

In addition, Chris is the Director of the UNSW Recombinant Products Facility (, which houses research infrastructure for fermentation, cell culture, mid-stream and downstream processing for protein production, purification and characterisation. The facility also provides expertise in developing and optimising bioprocesses. The primary role of the facility is to provide research support to the UNSW research community; however, the facility provides contract services for the wider research community and also industry.

Chris is an invited reviewer for a number of journals, including ACS Nano, Small, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, The Biochemical Engineering Journal, The Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering Science. He is a member of the NSW committee for Ausbiotech.

Active Research Projects


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