CTO of startup company www.flexitral.com
Luca Turin was born in 1953 and educated in France, Italy and the UK. He holds a Ph.D. in biophysics (1978) from the University of London and was for 10 years a tenured staff member of the French CNRS. In 1993-2000 he was Lecturer in Biophysics at University College London. Since 1996 he has worked on primary olfactory reception and the prediction of odor character. He has been a full-time employee of Flexitral, Inc. since 2001. He is the author of many scientific publications and lately a fair few patents. See Chandler Burr's "The Emperor of Scent" ISBN 0375507973 for more info.