Synthetic Biology Industry Gathers at SynBioBeta 2020 Global Summit to Grow the Bioeconomy, Fight the Pandemic, and Honor CRISPR Pioneer Jennifer…

Posted: September 30, 2020 at 3:48 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SynBioBeta, the leading community of biological engineers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs to build a betterworld with biology, announced the schedule for its 2020 Global Synthetic Biology Summit.

The Summit will feature such luminaries as Tristan Harris (Center for Humane Technology), George Church (Harvard), Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech), Christina Smolke (Antheia), Sylvia Wolf (AquaBounty), Ed Boyden (MIT), and Timothy Lu (MIT).

Despite the economic slowdown of COVID, synthetic biology startups raised arecord-setting $3.0 billion in the first half of 2020. While funding is strong for tools and technologies companies -- the engine of thebioeconomy-- there is increasing investment in synthetic biology-enabled companies in consumer products, food, agriculture, medicine, chemicals, materials, and other manufacturing sectors, signaling the impact techand biology is poised tohave on every industry.

"This year, the pandemic has brought previously unimaginable challenges to ourcommunity, not just how we meet and work, but more importantly, how we respondto the society's urgent needs," said John Cumbers, founder and CEO of SynBioBeta,which earlier in the year hosted a series of events on synthetic biology and thepandemic. "Synthetic biology is ready to turn today's industry on its head and revolutionize the way we do business. In the same way that every company today isin some wayan Internet company, every company will one day be a biology company. SynBioBeta 2020 is the place to get ahead of the curve."

This year's conference will explore how engineered biology will disrupt consumer products, food, agriculture, medicine, chemicals, materials, and more. Sessions include:

Each year, SynBioBeta is honored to recognize synthetic biology leaders whoembody the best of this industry and the aims it seeks to achieve. This year'swinners are an exceptional group of innovators who have helped the communitygrow while making profound contributions to society:

About SynBioBeta 2020SynBioBeta 2020 is the Global Synthetic Biology Conference that unites leadingbiological engineers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are building the future with biology. This year's digital offering gives you even more ways to connect,including our annual conference, new events and grand challenges, access to online contentand groups, and AI-powered networking. Learn the latest technologies, hear the big announcements in the field, make new partnerships, meet investors, and discover new companies. Learn more and register here.

About SynBioBetaSynBioBeta is the leading community of innovators, investors, engineers, andthinkers who share a passion for using synthetic biology to build a better, more sustainable universe. We create and energize innovation communities to make theimpossible possible via unparalleled opportunities for growth, networking, storytelling, and learning.

SynBioBeta offers a weekly industry digest, The Bioeconomy Hub membershipprogram, the SynBioBeta Podcast, Good Genes magazine, and educationalcourses in addition to providing our world-class industry partners with opportunities for advertising, partnership, trade show exhibition, strategic consultation, and promotion.

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