About Emilia Díaz

Bioentrepreneur, writer and speaker. Founder of Kaitek Labs, one of the first synbio companies in her native Chile. Singularity University alumn. Currently blogs for Synbiobeta and Nature Biotechnology.

SB7.0 Session 1: Translating Ideas into Impact

The Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, SB7.0, is fast approaching. On June 13 to June 16, the international synbio community will come together to take a fresh look at the challenges and opportunities that our field faces in every [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|News|

Forget Transistors: Data Storage Goes Biological Thanks to Microsoft, University of Washington and Twist Bioscience

Computer giant Microsoft just announced the purchase of 10 million strands of DNA from Twist Bioscience for expanded digital storage research. This follows an initial purchase agreement made in April 2016, and the achievement of a key milestone for the [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|DNA Synthesis, Industry Providers, News|

Drew Endy to Keynote SynBioBeta London

One of the first names you come across when you dive into the world of synthetic biology is Drew Endy. His early foundational work in synthetic biology is clear: this Stanford Professor not only developed the world’s first “fabless” engineering [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|News|

Kite Pharma’s Engineered T-Cell Therapies for Cancers Delivers Astonishing Results

Kite Pharma’s gene therapy trial has just delivered astonishing results: 41% of patients in response and 36% in complete response at month 6 after a single round of treatment. The news shook the bio and med industry last week, skyrocketing [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|BioPharma & Healthcare, News, Therapeutics|

46 Organizations Making Biology Easier to Engineer

Synthetic biology has been a joint effort since its conception. From academic researchers to legislators and venture capitalists, synbio as both a technology and innovation ecosystem has been forged by different hands and different perspectives. These are some of the [...]

An Interview with Daniela Quaglia on Synbio and Science Communication

“I like to define myself as a versatile person.” This is how Daniela Quaglia, scientist, synthetic biology enthusiast, writer, editor and occasional actress, introduces herself. Daniela is a prominent scientific communicator with a close history to the SynBioBeta community, which [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Education, Industry Support, News|