Olivier Henry is currently a full professor in chemical engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. His main research interests are in the development of cell culture processes for the large-scale production of recombinant proteins, viral vectors and vaccines. His laboratory is also focusing on the optimization and control of bioreactors and the development of advanced monitoring strategies for animal cell cultures. His research group is also conducting comprehensive metabolic engineering studies allowing detailed and quantitative characterization of cell metabolism in culture. This research is supporting the development of enhanced expression platforms for the high-yield production of bioactive therapeutic proteins.