Elsa Sotiriadis – Programme Director at RebelBio
Elsa is a technologist, poet and director of the ’Moonshot Factory’ RebelBio at SOSventures. As Synthetic Biology PhD Scholar at Imperial College London and Hong Kong University, she did research on programmable DNA architectures (aptamers) for novel cancer therapeutics. She worked in startups, future thinking and emerging technologies in Vienna, where her focus included artificial intelligence, robotics, smart cities and the bioeconomy. After working in Finance in the City of London, she recently joined VC firm SOSventures as Programme Director of RebelBio: an early-stage accelerator which helps startups solve global problems with biology. She writes poetry and science fiction on the side and published in leading international literary magazines.