Dr. Thierry Chopin was born and educated in France. He moved to Canada in 1989 and is Professor of Marine Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. His research focuses on the ecophysiology/biochemistry/cultivation of seaweeds of commercial value and the development of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) for improved environmental sustainability/economic stability/societal acceptability. From 2010 to 2017, he was Scientific Director of the Canadian IMTA Network (CIMTAN), an interdisciplinary strategic network of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He is President of Chopin Coastal Health Solutions Inc. since 2016. Dr. Chopin is Past President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada and the Phycological Society of America and the International Seaweed Association.