Emilia Díaz

About Emilia Díaz

Best described as an entrepreneur, writer and speaker, Emilia is a young Chilean innovator working in the intersection of science and social impact, hoping to make the world a better place through biotechnology. At 22 she founded Kaitek Labs, one of Chile’s most renowned synthetic biology startups, for which she won numerous prizes, raised public and private capital, and attended business programs in Europe, Asia and Silicon Valley. After 4 years of writing about global biotech in various outlets and seeing the lack of Latin representation in the global scope, she also founded Allbiotech: the first Latin American Biotech network for biotech. She seeks to grow the local ecosystem through scicomm and innovation.

On the Steps Between Scientist and Founder: An Interview with Fatma Kaplan

When working with biotechnology, many times you find yourself in the odd scenario where you know where you want to get to but the resources you need to get there don’t exist yet. Bridging this gap, between what’s possible today [...]

Here There (Will) Be Dragons: Beyond the Map of Synbio with Kim de Mora

It’s almost safe to say that if at any point in your scientific career you’ve been involved with synthetic biology, then you have been impacted by Kim de Mora’s work. An engineer-turned-scientist and passionate educator, Kim served six years as [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Bioentrepreneurship, Education, Synthetic Biology News|

An Exclusive Interview with Helge Bastian About the Uncommon Collaboration Between Foldit, SynBio, and a Confectionery Powerhouse

What do a confectionery powerhouse, a global biotech development company and a gaming community have in common? A crowdsourcing game. One that might be the key to change the lives of 4.5 million people across the world. Mars, Inc., Thermo [...]

Make Science Great Again (for the General Public)

“Scientists, while competent, are not necessarily warm.” This is how the subject studies of Princeton Scholar Dr. Susan Fiske classified scientists in comparison with a variety of other occupations. The study focused on these two key dimensions to see how [...]

Changing the landscape of what’s possible: An exclusive interview with Sean O’Sullivan

I do the things that I do because I want to improve the possibilities of what it means to be human. I want to improve this human condition that we are all suffering with, as it frustrates me greatly that [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Bioentrepreneurship, Individual Profile, Synthetic Biology News|

The Future Trades in Genes: How DNA Synthesis is Shaping the New Bio-economy

Picture this: It’s the 19th century, and the world is measured in horsepower and steam engines. One century later, Ford revolutionizes manufacturing though the assembly line. By the time the year 2000 rolls in, the measure has switched to processing [...]

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