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Meet Some of Our 2022 Speakers

An incredible spectrum of innovators, thought leaders, and industry experts
Amy Webb
CEO
The Future Institute Today
Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, Former CEO & Chairman of Google
Emily Leproust
CEO
Twist Bioscience
Jason Kelly
Founder & CEO
Ginkgo Bioworks
Amy Trejo
Director, R&D - Responsible Materials Innovation
Procter & Gamble Company
Jürgen Eckhardt
Head of Leaps by Bayer
Leaps by Bayer
Niya Gupta
Co-founder & CEO
Fork & Goode
Gaurab Chakrabarti
Co-Founder & CEO
Solugen
George Church
Professor
Harvard & MIT
Sri Kosaraju
CEO
Inscripta
Sean McClain
Founder, CEO, & Director
Absci
Lisa Dyson
CEO
Air Protein
Charles Dimmler
Co-founder & CEO
Checkerspot
Christine Gould
CEO
Thought For Food
Ernesto Simon
VP, Flavors & Fragrances
Conagen
Ginger Dosier
CEO
Biomason
Nicole Richards
CEO
Allonnia
Michael Leonard
CTO
Motif Foodworks
Keith Wood
CEO
Light Bio
PJ Amini
Director of Venture Investments
Leaps by Bayer
Sean Hunt
Co-Founder & CTO
Solugen
Eric Hobbs
CEO
Berkeley Lights
Jake Glanville
CEO & President
Centivax
Jeff Ubersax
CEO
Demetrix
Drew Endy
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University
Esther Dyson
Executive Founder
Way to Wellville
Ezhil Subbian
CEO
String Bio
Dietrich Stephan
CEO & Chairman
NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc.
Eric Abbate
Director of Analytical Biochemistry
Inscripta Inc.
Rakhshita Dhar
Senior Director, Pharma Venture Investments
Leaps by Bayer
Steffen Hellmold
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Twist Biosciences
Ramez Naam
Chief Futurist
Prime Movers Lab
Alexander Titus
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Bioeconomy.XYZ
Julianna Lemieux
Senior Science Writer
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
Justin Dillon
Founder & CEO
FRDM
Ena Cratsenburg
Chief Business Officer
Ginkgo Bioworks
Maris Paden
Government Affairs and Health Policy Associate
Todd Strategy Group
Bob Van Hove
Program Director
Ginkgo Bioworks
Kate Rosenbluth
Director, Chief Scientific Officer
Cala Health
Jake Wintermute
Developer Evangelist
Ginkgo Bioworks
Ruth Helen Faram
Chief Scientific Officer
HigherSteaks
JJ Johnson
Chef, Founder, TV Personality
Matthew Hayes
Chief Technology Officer
Evonetix
Matt Hill
Vice President of Research & Development
Elegen Bio
Ranjan Patnaik, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
EVERY
Cedric Wu
Vice President, Innovation Center
Genscript
Xi Chen
CEO
Rootpath Genomics
Anna Wexler
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Dietrich Stephan, PhD
Chairman & CEO
Neubase
Alex Lorestani
CEO & Co-Founder
Geltor
Erin Kim
Creative Director
Geltor
Abril Estrada
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer
Wild Earth
Aaron Sato
CSO
Twist Bioscience
Amy Kruse
Partner
Prime Movers Lab
Avery Bedows
Founder
The Substrate Group
Arvind Gupta
Partner
Mayfield
Bill Efcavitch
Chief Scientific Officer
Molecular Assemblies
Ben Chiarelli
Founder & CEO
Cellibre
Brian Pepin
Founder & CEO
Rune Labs
Carlton Fleming
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Daniel Rines
Senior Director, R&D Strategy
Strateos
Eben Bayer
CEO
Atlast Food Co.
Fiona Mischel
Director of International Outreach
SynBioBeta
Frank Tate
CEO
SynBioBeta
Howard Hutton
Research Fellow
The Procter & Gamble Company
J. Casey Lippmeier
VP of Innovation
Conagen Inc.
Jacob Robinson
Associate Professor
Rice University
Jaime Yassif
Vice President, Global Biological Policy and Programs
NTI | bio
Jaleh Daie
Chairman, AgFoodHealthSpan
Band of Angels
Joel Makower
Chairman & Co-founder
GreenBiz Group
John Cumbers
Founder
SynBioBeta
Jojo Platt
President
Platt & Associates
Julia Moore
Managing Partner
Breakout Ventures
Karim Engelmark Kassimjee
Co-founder & CEO
EnginZyme
Karl Handelsman
Founder
Codon Capital
Karyn Riegel
Dep. Director, Brand/Community Engagement
Leaps by Bayer
Karl Schmieder
CEO
Messaging Lab
Katherine Oglesby
Sr. Vice President & Head of Sensegen
Blue California
Konstantinos Alataris
President & CEO
Nesos
Kevin Holden
Head of Science
Synthego
Kimi Sato
CEO
bitBiome, Inc.
Kristen Tran
Head of Automation
Ginkgo Bioworks
Libby Schaaf
Mayor
City of Oakland
Lloyd Kunimoto
CEO
Amfora
Linda Elkins
Head of Gore Innovation Center
W. L. Gore & Associates
Marcus Gerhardt
Co-founder & CEO
Blackrock Neurotech
Magi Richani
Founder & CEO
Nobell Foods
Mark Kotter
Founder & CEO
bit.Bio
Marilene Pavan
Scientist
Lanzatech Inc.
Martin Moore
CEO
Meissa Vaccines
Massimo Portincaso
Executive Chairman/Chairman
Officinae Bio/Hello Tomorrow
Mathew Miller
Senior Scientist, Molecular Engineering
Codexis
Megan Palmer
Executive Director, Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives
Stanford University
Matt Angle
Founder & CEO
Paradromics
Milana Trounce
Director of BioSecurity / Founding Chair of BioSecurity
Stanford / American College of Emergency Physicians
Nabiha Saklayen
Co-founder & CEO
Cellino
Moji Karimi
Co-founder & CEO
Cemvita Factory
Nandini Krishnamurthy
VP, Microbial Business Area
Inscripta
Nasir Bashiruddin
CTO
OriCiro Genomics, Inc.
Nikhita Singh
Co-founder & CPO
Artificial Inc