Biography

Professor Ulrich KrullVice-President and Principal Ulirich Krull

Ulrich Krull completed his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD (1983) degrees at the University of Toronto. A professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Toronto, he holds the endowed AstraZeneca Chair in Biotechnology. Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of the University of Toronto and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Krull's research interests focus on bioanalytical research and the development of molecular diagnostics technology for biomedical and environmental applications. His pioneering work includes leadership in areas such as artificial chemo-reception, and optical methods for identifying genetic markers of disease and pathogens. At present, his research team is exploring the use of nanoscale materials and microfluidics chip technologies to build devices for detection of DNA and RNA targets. Some of these technologies are currently being commercialized; work by his research team has been fundamental to the launch of four start-up companies.

Krull is recognized as one of the leading analytical chemists in Canada. He has over 250 refereed publications, has co-authored more than 60 book chapters, has coedited four books and is an inventor listed on over a dozen patents. A Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, he has received both the McBryde Medal and the Maxxam Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (the top awards for analytical chemistry research in Canada). He has been a recipient of U of T’s Faculty Excellence Award and a UTM Teaching Excellence Award. Krull is an editor of Analytica Chimica Acta, a leading international journal for analytical chemistry. He has served on numerous industry advisory boards, is an advisor to organizations that support acceleration of commercialization opportunities, and is a member of the board for the I-Cube, the UTM accelerator. He led the creation of the UTM Master of Biotechnology program, the UTM laboratory infrastructure known as the Centre for Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology, the UTM Institute for Management & Innovation, and was instrumental in the creation of the Research Innovation Commercialization Centre that now serves the Region of Peel as part of the Ontario Network of Excellence.

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The Vice-President and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga is the Chief Executive Officer of the campus and reports to the President of the University of Toronto with respect to overall campus management, and to the Vice-President and Provost with respect to matters of academic appointments, programming and budget.