Gary Walsh was awarded his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland at Galway in 1989. Prior to joining the University of Limerick in 1994 he worked within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and was a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Georgia, USA in 1998. His research interests span various aspects of pharmaceutical and enzyme biotechnology and his 220 publications include 9 authored books, 2 edited books and 70 journal articles. He has presented invited/keynote papers at 36 international conferences. He has also served as editor, biotechnology section, of the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics and as a member of the editorial boards of Biopharm. International, New Drugs and the Encyclopaedia of Industrial Biotechnology. He is a former scientific secretary and member of the board of governors of the European Association of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Gary Walsh teaches various aspects of pharmaceutical and general biotechnology at both undergraduate and taught post graduate level. He has/continues to serve as an external examiner within several Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. He has served as a visiting guest teacher at the University of Jyvuskyla, Finland and the University of Grenoble, France. He served as acting Dean, Teaching & Learning, at the University of Limerick in 2004 and is a former recipient of both his University's excellence in teaching award and special achievement in research award.