Ryan Suleman is from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He attended the University of Lisbon IST where he completed his M.Sc. in Microbiology with a focus in antibiotic resistance among Staphylococcus bacterium and modeling infections in human tissue.
Ryan has worked in scientific research with infectious disease virus detection for Zika and & Dengue virus since 2014. He continued his research into quality control and lead the design and creation of a yeast laboratory to detect bacterial and yeast organisms in industrial settings. He has been able to conduct projects on yeast detection and bacterial biofilm detection in the brewery setting. Ryan grew up sailing, surfing, and spending lots of time near and around the ocean. He has a passion for microplastics research with specific applications to finding better approaches to reduce waste and test systemic effects of plastic.