SYNBIOBETA has announced that bio-pioneer Craig Venter will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual SynBioBeta SF 2014 conference, to be held 13-15 November 2014 at Mission Bay Conference Center.
Venter founded and leads the J Craig Venter Institute and the companies Synthetic Genomics and Human Longevity. He will address attendees on Friday 14 November 2014.
“I am excited to welcome one of the pioneering individuals and leading visionaries in the development of the field into the SynBioBeta community,” said CEO John Cumbers.
“The scientific and investment landscape would look much differently today if it were not for Craig Venter’s dedication and perseverance to advancing biology as technology.
“We are all looking forward to learning about the most recent developments with his work and future opportunities extended to entrepreneurs designing and engineering biology.”
In its third year in the Bay Area, SynBioBeta SF is a major synthetic biology event. The conference provides a venue for startups, established companies, investors, and academics to meet, partner, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest advances in the rapidly evolving space.
Various industries being disrupted by synthetic biology will be represented, including waste carbon manufacturing, DNA synthesis, flavour and fragrance, and others. The event will also feature an investor roundtable and a lightning round of news, updates, and announcements from around the field, including companies taking part in a government sponsored trade mission from the United Kingdom.