Iain Mattaj

Professor Iain Mattaj

Human Technopole

Iain Mattaj is a Scottish biochemist, Director of Human Technopole Foundation in Milano since 2019. Born in St. Andrews, in Scotland, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh and obtained a doctorate from the University of Leeds, in England. He became coordinator of the gene expression unit at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany in 1990 before being promoted to Scientific Director in 1999 and Director General in 2018. He had made significant contributions in the fields of transcription, of RNA metabolism, of nucleocytoplasmic transport and the division of cells. In recognition of his scientific contributions, he was elected as member of prestigious academic institutions such as the Royal Society in London.