Agenda

Harnessing synthetic biology for the future; keeping us healthy, feeding & fuelling our growing population, & helping us lead more sustainable lives

SynbiTECH 2019, 24-25th June, QEII Centre, London

Science, engineering and technology continue to impact and guide our futures through the rapidly expanding bioeconomy.

SynbiTECH is an international forum for experts engaged in synthetic biology investment, policymaking, science and research. The event is focused on the biggest opportunities to build a multibillion-dollar synthetic biology industry and grow the bio-economy, and will address the key challenges and opportunities to harness synthetic biology to provide sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Networking / Refreshments
Panel discussions
Presentations
Keynote
Day One
Networking/Refreshments 08:15 – 09:00

Registration and Coffee

Networking/Refreshments 09:00 – 09:15

Welcome

Professors Richard Kitney and Paul Freemont, Co-Directors, SynbiCITE

Keynote 09:15 – 10:00

Keynote: $57 billion by 2027 – Harnessing the power of biomanufacturing to accelerate scale-up and production of cannabinoids

Jason Kelly, CEO, Gingko Bioworks

Panel discussions 10:00 – 10:45

Panel Discussion: Billion-dollar biology: The greatest expansion and growth factors propelling the bioeconomy to billion-dollar status

Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (subject to any urgent Parliamentary business)

Networking/Refreshments 10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break 

Presentations 11:15 – 12:30

Company Presentations: Accelerating bioscience: Tools and applications that are shaping our future now

Andrew Phillips, Head of Biological Computation Group, Microsoft

Networking/Refreshments 12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Panel discussions 13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: Policy for growth: How governments can help create a successful synbio industry

Presentations 14:15 – 15:30

Company Presentations: The synbio effect on healthcare

David Tew, Technical Project Lead, Biological Technologies, GSK

Networking/Refreshments 15:30 – 16:00

Tea Break

Presentations 16:00 – 17:00

Company Presentations: Making a material difference to the planet

Roel Bovenberg, Corporate Science Fellow, Biotechnology, DSM

Keynote 17:00 – 17:30

Synbio Unplugged: In conversation with Hagan Bailey

Hagan Bailey, Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Oxford

Keynote 17:30 – 18:00

Synbio Unplugged: In conversation with... TBC

Networking/Refreshments 18:00 – 20:00

Sponsored Champagne and Networking 

Day Two
Networking/Refreshments 08:30 – 09:15

Arrival and Coffee

Keynote 09:15 – 10:00

Keynote: TBC

Panel discussions 10:00 – 10:45

Panel Discussion: How to dress the world better: Bio-design and fashion

Chair: Helene Steiner, Head of the biomaterial platform, fashion department, Royal College of Art, UK

Panel:

  • Zowie Broach, Head of Fashion, Royal College of Art
  • Sarah Mower, Chief Critic, Vogue
Networking/Refreshments 10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

Presentations 11:15 – 12:30

Company Presentations: Reconditioning the environment – saving the planet with synthetic biology

Networking/Refreshments 12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Panel discussions 13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: Investor advantage

Irina Haivas, Principal, Atomico

Presentations 14:15 – 15:30

Company Presentations: Sustainable food – technology & innovation to feed our exponentially growing population

Jason Vincent, Head of Synthetic Biology, Syngenta

Networking/Refreshments 15:30 – 16:00

Tea Break 

Presentations 16:00 – 17:00

Company Presentations: Synthetic materials affecting the future of humanity – Revolutionizing existing million-dollar markets

Keynote 17:00 – 17:30

Synbio Unplugged: In conversation with Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser, Director, Amadeus Capital Partners

Keynote 17:30 – 18:00

Synbio Unplugged: In conversation with Helene Steiner

Helene Steiner, Head of the biomaterial platform, fashion department, Royal College of Art, UK

Networking/Refreshments 18:00 – 20:00

Closing reception and networking