The Global Synthetic Biology Conference 2020 | Cloned at: 2020-09-29 13:44:16

Where the bioeconomy begins...

"This Is The Event Everyone Is Looking For In The Synthetic Biology Industry..."

The Global Synthetic Biology Conference is an impactful event that unites the leading biological engineers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs who make up this fast-growing industry.

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Discover How Synthetic Biology is Disrupting Consumer Products, Food, Agriculture, Medicine, Chemicals, Materials, and More...

3-Day of interactivity packed with exceptional content and delivered entirely online 
by using the latest technology to keep the event entertaining, engaging and interactive. 
Come learn the latest technologies, hear the big announcements in the field, make new partnerships, meet investors, and discover new companies.

September 29th through October 1st, 2020


Day one will feature our annual Investor Grand Panel, show you how to build the lab of the future, explore conscious capitalism, and announce inductees in The Biotech Startup Draft. > check the schedule


We will explore biotech and the brain, anticipate the future of food, go beyond sustainability to a truly circular carbon economy, and consider synthetic biology as a force of equity.  > check the schedule


We will focus on new synthetic biology modalities in health care, emerging technology platforms for vaccines, therapies and diagnostics, and the latest COVID developments. > check the schedule

About Your Host



Hi, my name is John, and I am the founder of SynBioBeta.

I began my science career at NASA Ames, in the heart of Silicon Valley, seeking answers to how humans could live to visit the far reaches of our universe.

Today at SynBioBeta we help bio-entrepreneurs, companies, investors, researchers, visionaries, and thought leaders who are shaping the future of humanity to connect and bring projects to life.

Featured Speakers

Meet the featured speakers of the Global Synthetic Biology Conference 2020

Ed Boyden

Professor in  Neurotechnology


Neuroscientist and engineer, winner of $3M Breakthrough Prize, pioneer of optogenetic control of brain activity, inventor of expansion microscopy for mapping the brain.

George Church


Harvard & MIT

Pioneer of genome engineering, systems and synthetic biology, co-founder of 14+ biotech companies, author of 400+ papers, inventor of 60+ patents, author of Regenesis.

Jennifer Holmgrem



CEO of LanzaTech, leader of a revolutionary carbon recycling company, pioneer in aviation biofuels, (co)author of 50 U.S. patents and 30 scientific publications, named one of the most influential leaders in the bioeconomy.

Emily Leproust

CEO & Director

Twist Bioscience

CEO of Twist Bioscience, disruptor gene synthesis industry, enabler of exponential growth of synthetic biology in health, materials, chemicals, and the environment.

Tim Lu

Co-Founder & CEO

Senti Biosciences

Synthetic biology pioneer, biological engineer, serial founder, creator of a platform technology to advance cell and gene therapies that can adapt, sense, and respond to patients’ needs.

Matt Ocko

Co-Managing Partner


Managing Partner at DCVC, entrepreneur, hands-on investor, China investment expert, former VP of R&D, three decades of tech wisdom.

Sylvia Wulf

President & CEO

AquaBounty Technologies

President & CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, bringing genetics and technology to sustainable salmon, leader of billion-dollar food portfolios, strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, environmental & social governance, operations.

Christina Smolke

Co-Founder & CEO


Christina Is A Pioneer In The Fields Of Synthetic Biology And Metabolic Engineering. As Professor Of Bioengineering And Chemical Engineering At Stanford University, Her Laboratory Led The Breakthrough Research To Engineer Baker’s Yeast To Produce Valuable Plant-Based Medicines.


Join The Fast-growing Bioeconomy

Come learn the latest technologies, hear the big announcements in the field, make new partnerships, meet investors, and discover new companies.

Connect with Thought Leaders

Get inspired and connected to the thought leaders of the industry. Understand where the industry is going so you can stay ahead.

Connect with Talent

Get the opportunity to showcase your company with the most talented people in the bioeconomy.

Built with Biology

Learn how our industry can work together to promote thoughtful policies, meaningful public engagement, equitable outcomes, and a vibrant economy

Smart AI Networking

Our apps smart AI networking optimizes your networking matches. You will use less time searching and more time to actually connect with the right fit.

Explore Latest Technology

SynBioBeta puts you at the center of bio-innovation. See the latest technologies unfolding, all in one place.

Live Streaming

Our virtual event platform brings you the same interactive events you’ve come to know and love, adding features only possible through a digital experience.

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What Our Attendees Say About Us...

“SynBioBeta is the only synthetic biology conference that pays tribute to strong science and also strong business.”

Karl Handelsman

Roche Venture Fund

“We made several valuable connections, including two potential investors, and a number of future customers.”

Bethan Wolfenden

Founder, Bento Labs

“This is the place for SynBioBeta power users, experts, key opinion leaders, investors, vendors, students and novices.” 

Emily Leproust

CEO, Twist Bioscience

“SynBioBeta is uniquely focused on startups and entrepreneurs trying to change the world and the challenges we face to get to market.”

Dan Widmaier

CEO, Bolt Threads

More content than you can ever imagine

What To Expect In Our Virtual Event

Breakout Sessions

Our interactive breakout session will be 45 minutes and host up to 4 speakers. The SynBioBeta App brings you new and exciting ways of experiencing breakout sessions while interacting with speakers and conferees.


Get insights and unique perspective from some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners on pushing the envelope of our field.

Lightning Talks

Our lightning talks are 4-minute presentations followed by live Q&A, and quickly introduce you to a diverse range of engineers, investors, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders.


Our live panel discussions feature leading experts in conversation about the big issues impacting our industry and the bioeconomy.

Our Partners Include:

Twist Synthetic Biology Conference
Berkeley Lights Synthetic Biology Conference
Ginko Bioworks Conference
Procter & Gamble Synthetic Biology Conference
Conagen Synthetic Biology
Molecular Assemblies Synthetic Biology Conference
Codexis Synthetic Biology Conference
Strateos Synthetic Biology Conference



Get a sneak peek of this year's amazing sessions!


Where will the event be hosted?

ddf The conference will take place on the SynBioBeta platform, available on mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play (search “SynBioBeta”) and through the desktop version.

Will there be an exhibit hall this year?

The conference will take place on the SynBioBeta platform, available on mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play (search “SynBioBeta”) and through the desktop version.

Will I be able to network with other attendees?

Yes! In fact, networking will be optimized through the use of AI technology. The platform will suggest connections to others based on your own interests in people, sessions, and topics. You can make face-to-face appointments through the platform or connect using the interactive chat.

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