SynBioBeta 2018: The Global Synthetic Biology Summit 2018-05-22T00:42:07+00:00

SynBioBeta 2018: The Global Synthetic Biology Summit

San Francisco, October 1–3
Part of Synthetic Biology Week

SynBioBeta 2018 is the premier industry networking event for biological engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors who share a passion for engineering biology to build a better, more sustainable universe. The event showcases the synthetic biology that is transforming how we fuel, heal and feed the world. Come be a part of the bio revolution, join us at SynBioBeta: Where Tech Meets Bio, and Bio Meets Tech.

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Key Themes

Bio Meets Tech

The new building blocks of biology now stretch far beyond their origin. From AI to scaling and automation, these platforms are expanding the limits of what biology can do, from the lab bench to the world.

The Next Industrial Revolution

As we divert from mere optimization of natural processes, new systems and materials emerge. Cell-free biological factories and biomanufacturing are paving the way for the next biologically-inspired industrial revolution.

The Bioeconomy Culture

Synthetic biology is no longer confined to the laboratory, and there is much to be done regarding the context in which it is developed and applied. The only way to reach a sustainable bioeconomy is to integrate all involved parties and foster an open discussion.

Biopharma + Health

We are entering a new era of medicine. Engineered cells, therapies, and genetic treatments are expanding what we can treat and how we will live.

Energy + Environment

Maximizing the bioeconomy will help minimize the use of non-renewable resources by producing sustainable bioproducts, renewable fuels and more. After all, nothing is greener than biology.

Food + Agriculture

To feed more people on an already straining planet, agriculture must become greener, more innovative and more bountiful. Synthetic biology is ready to help.


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Draft Schedule

Monday, Oct. 1stTuesday, Oct. 2ndWednesday, Oct. 3rd
8:00am Registration8:00am Registration
8:40am Keynote9:10am Keynote: Scaling up the biofab
9:00am Fireside Chat: 20 years of synthetic biology; Why 2018 os not 2008 or 19989:30am Fireside Chat
9:20am Mighty Microbes: Why Protein is the Killer App9:50am Panel: Algal Engineering
10:05am Engineered Cell Therapies10:45am Advanced molecular manufacturing for chemicals and materials
11:00am Coffee Break11:40am Coffee Break
11:30am A Holistic Vision: Reimagining Education, Culture, Public Perception & Science12:10pm Cellular Agriculture
12:25pm Living medicines and engineering the microbiome1:05pm Keynote
1:20pm Lunch1:35pm Lunch
2:20pm Lightning Talks2:35pm Panel: Educate, Incubate, Accelerate
3:05pm New tools for synthetic biology and diagnostics3:20pm Cell-Free Synthetic Biology
4:00pm The future of CAR-T4:05pm Genetic Literacy
4:45pm Coffee Break4:50pm Coffee Break
5:15pm The lab of the future5:20pm Keynote
6:30pm Panel: Investing in what matters5:55pm Panel: Future of DNA Synthesis
7:15pm Networking Reception6:30pm Networking Reception
8:30pm - 9:30pm SynBioBeta Kick off Party8:00pm - 9:00pm SynBioBeta After Party8:00pm - 9:00pm SynBioBeta After Party

Gold Sponsors

Twist Bioscience
Ginkgo Bioworks
Pivot Bio

Silver Sponsors

The Dow Chemical Company
Molecular Assemblies

Bronze Sponsors

Cambridge Consultants
Oxford Genetics
Touchlight Genetics
Spruce Capital Partners
Mintz Levin
Arbor Biosciences
Prime Discoveries
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