Bruno Sobral is the Director of the One Health Institute and a Professor of Microbiology at Colorado State University. The One Health Institute focuses on how to foster and support interdisciplinary research teams working on issues of environment and health, foodscapes and health, and urbanization and health using systems thinking, community engagement, and human-centered design thinking. Dr. Sobral is currently guiding the Institute through strategic and programmatic planning processes, including stakeholder engagement, recruitment, research development, and communications infrastructure.
Dr. Sobral recently served as chief science officer for Alkol Biotech, a London-based feedstock research company that develops agricultural products for biofuels. He was an assistant vice president and head of Biosystem Informatics and Human Microbial Ecology at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland. Sobral also was the founding executive and scientific director for the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, where he was a professor of plant pathology, physiology and weed science. His research at the institute focused on symbiosis from a biological perspective; he has worked in infectious disease, computational biology, bioinformatics and cyberinfrastructure.