Christ Platteeuw

Teacher/Mentor

PhD

Education

Christ was born and educated in Belgium. He graduated from High school diploma from the Klein Seminarie in Roeselare, and graduated from College with a Licentiate diploma (between bachelors and masters) in Chemistry/biotechnology from the University of Ghent. He then started with his PhD work, first at Plant Genetic Systems (now Monsanto) in Ghent, and then at NIZO in the Nederlands. Christ didn't stop there, he continued a post-doc at the University of Wageningen (NL) and at his Alma Mater in Ghent. Many years later, he also did a post-doc at UCLA.

Experience

While Dr. Platteeuw has a broad molecular biology background and did molecular biology research with bacteria, archaea, human cell cultures, and rodents, he never had a formal education-related education. Before Fusion, he worked several years as Educational Coach for the C2C program at Long Beach City College and as a Presenter for the Upward Bound program, also at LBCC. He coached and taught mainly science and math-related subjects but also business law, accounting, horticulture, ...

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • practices Zen meditation for over 30 years (with ups and downs)
  • cooks traditional Flemish food (now more Californian-Flemish)
  • has a passionate relationship with microorganisms
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