Dr. Mark Smith graduated with a M.Chem (Hons.) degree in chemistry and an interdisciplinary PhD. between chemistry and genetics. Before joining NATRUE in June 2014, he worked in research in biotechnology (Leeds, UK) and pharmaceuticals (Montréal, Canada) where he was involved in the coordination of strategic and internationally collaborative interdisciplinary projects. Mark became Director General of NATRUE in July 2016, where he is responsible for the running of the association, and takes the lead role in all political, regulatory and scientific affairs.