April 22nd To 23rd, Imperial College London
Welcome to the third year of SynBioBeta London where the synthetic biology community will gather to hear from the companies commercializing their cutting edge research. Join the entrepreneurs and thought-leaders infusing new biological technologies into the bioeconomy. The event is being hosted by SynbiCITE, the Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Imperial College London dedicated to promoting the adoption and use of synthetic biology by industry.
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SynBioBeta London 2015 Speakers
SynBioBeta London 2015 Schedule
Day 1 – Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Registration & Exhibits
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm
Welcome by SynBioBeta & SynbiCITE team
1:40 pm – 2:45 pm
Session 1: Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology
The Lean LaunchPad technique, first pioneered in software engineering, has recently been used at Imperial College London for synthetic biology startup creation. Come discover the lessons learned from the top three teams who took part in the program as they share their pitfalls and breakthroughs.
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Break & Exhibits
4:00 pm – 5:05 pm
Session 2: Food & Agriculture
Join us as we take a walk through the latest cutting edge technologies and how they are solving key issues in both food and agriculture. Topics in this session will range from gene editing to sustainable scale up and production.
5:05 pm – 5:15 pm
Wrap up for Day 1
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Exhibits & Twist Welcome Reception
Day 2 – Thursday, April 23, 2015
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast & Exhibits
9:00 am – 9:05 am
Steve Chambers, SynbiCITE
9:05 am – 10:10 am
Session 3: Automation
Dive into the minds of the most progressive companies in the industry. Hear about how they have pushed the envelope to make biology easier to engineer through automation, synthesis, and new tools enabling the bioeconomy. A variety of recent developments will be shared, from new hardware devices to new ways to synthesize DNA through to high-throughput testing and production.
10:10 am – 10:55 am
Break & Exhibits
10:55 am – 12:00 pm
Session 4: Pharma & Healthcare
Come learn how synthetic biology is helping to construct the latest pharmaceuticals and is improving lives through novel healthcare products. Staying competitive is key as new companies are entering the market with cutting edge tools and solutions. This session will also give you insight into how pharma and healthcare companies are retooling to increase productivity and rate of discovery.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Session 5: Investor Roundtable – Panel Discussion
In this interactive panel, you will gain access to investors in synthetic biology as they share their experience, with a particular focus on those funding companies based in the U.K. and Europe. Discussions will include specific investment trends as well as valuable insight into where the industry is heading.
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Session 6: News & Views
In this lightning talk session, you will have a chance to hear from the newest startups in the synthetic biology community, receive critical updates from the industry’s leading companies, and discover upcoming trends. All in addition to receiving a current market overview of the industry.
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Break & Exhibits
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 7: International Strategies – Panel Discussion
Join us as we cover the ever-changing landscape of policy and international strategies. We will explore current and future strategies as the panel delves into what it takes to keep the synthetic biology industry thriving.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Session 8: Designing Biology – Panel Discussion
Synthetic biology is maturing as a discipline as ideologies are iterated, products come to market and design complexity increases. Now the sweeping promises of a biological future need iteration too. What are we going to design with biology? This panel provides multiple perspectives on the potential role of design in biology.
4:45 pm – 4:50 pm
4:50 pm – 6:00 pm
- James Brown, Knowledge Transfer Network
- Lisa Caproni, Touchlight Genetics
- Stephen Chambers,SynbiCITE
- John Collins, SynbiCITE
- John Cumbers, SynBioBeta
- Tim Fell, Synthace
- Paul Freemont, Imperial College London
- Richard Kitney, Imperial College London
- Michael Koeris, Biotech Start
Pre Register Before February 1st
Early Bird Before April 10th
Regular After April 10th