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Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies


Professor Marc Aucoin is an expert in the area of Biochemical Engineering, in particular biological nano-particles (Virus-Like Particles or VLPs, Virus Vectors) with particular interest in the genetic control of the assembly and composition of these particles.


  • PhD, Université de Montréal (École Polytechnique)
  • MASc, University of Waterloo
  • BASc, University of Waterloo

Marc Aucoin

    University of Waterloo