Babak Babakinejad

Open Agriculture (OpenAg)
  • Research Lead, Open Agriculture Initiative

Babak contributes to the design,  development, and strategy of the Open Agriculture Initiative’s next-generation research applications. He takes an anti-disciplinary approach in modeling the influence of environmental changes within smart-controlled environments, focusing on the growth and development of plants and agricultural crops and further studies of its ramifications on human health.

His previous work at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focused on development of ultra-sensitive genomics technologies using microfluidics and FACS for chromatin profiling.

He completed his PhD in Neuroscience and Nanotechnology from Imperial College London, his MSc from the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, and a BSc in Molecular Genetics from King’s College London.


Babak contributes to the design,  development, and strategy of the Open Agriculture Initiative’s next-generation research applications. He takes an anti-disciplinary approach in modeling the influence of environmental changes within smart-controlled environments, focusing on the growth and development of plants and agricultural crops and further studies of its ramifications on human health.

His previous work at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focused on development of ultra-sensitive genomics technologies using microfluidics and FACS for chromatin profiling.

He completed his PhD in Neuroscience and Nanotechnology from Imperial College London, his MSc from the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, and a BSc in Molecular Genetics from King’s College London.