Bernd Rehm is Director of the Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers at Griffith University. He authored >200 scientific publications attracting >11000 citations (h-index of 57). He has presented various keynote and plenary lectures at International Conferences. He is inventor or co-inventor on 58 patent applications (25 granted patents). Bernd is sole editor of five scientific books, Editorial Board Member and Editor of 12 and 4 international journals, respectively. Bernd’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of microbial polymer synthesis and the in vivo/in vitro self-organisation of biological nano-/micro-structures. Bioengineering approaches enabled translation into products and technologies licensed to industry.