Dr. Coope works at the interface of physics, engineering and life science to develop new tools for biology and medicine. As Instrumentation Group Leader at the Genome Sciences Centre, this includes overseeing automated sample handling and inventing new instruments for sample processing and analysis. He has also leveraged the GSC’s close connections to Vancouver hospitals to uncover new opportunities in medical device development. An engineer at heart, Robin has had an extensive career spanning semiconductor physics, art installations, science on television, mountain bike stunt shows and Lego robotics as well as life science. Dr Coope is a Professional Engineer and holds a PhD in Physics from the University of British Columbia.
As Group Leader for Instrumentation, Dr. Coope is responsible for liquid handling automation as well as the development of novel solutions for sample handling for genomic analysis.