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Lee Cronin
Regius Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in the UK. He does research in chemistry at the interfaces with many other disciplines and is known as a thinker that likes to push the boundaries. He is trying to build life from scratch in his laboratory, redefine synthetic biology as well as looking at programmable matter, biology, complex chemistry and medicine. In 2011 he invented the concept of 3D printing of chemistry (published in Nature Chemistry) and he extended this concept to the idea of "downloadable drugs" and the printing of medicine. Lee Cronin’s lab has over 50 members, £25M+ of research funding, he has published over 290 papers, given over 250 professional talks.