On 7 May 2019, Dr. Zach Serber, Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer and VP of development of San Francisco based Zymergen, will visit BioInnovation Institute to give a talk at the popular event series ‘Talks on the Square’.
At the event, Dr. Serber will talk about how Zymergen is unlocking the power of biology through technology and share their key learnings from the six-year journey from being a small-team start-up to raising 575M dollars and becoming a plus 700-person company.
Dr. Serber is a scientist and entrepreneur devoted to using bioengineering to drive the next industrial revolution. In 2013, Dr. Serber co-founded Zymergen, a technology company unlocking the power of biology by combining biology with robotics and machine learning. Today, he is the company’s Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Development overseeing scientific direction, new products, and development teams.
Program of the day:
14.30-15.00 Doors open
15.00-15.05 Introduction by Jens Nielsen, CEO of BioInnovation Institute
15.05-15.50 Dr. Zach Serber: Unlocking the power of biology through technology
15.50-16.00 Fireside chat: Dr. Zach Serber & Jens Nielsen, CEO of BioInnovation Institute
16.00-16.10 Q&A session
16.10-16.45 Informal networking and closing reception.
Please note, that the event has free admittance with 100 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.
Zymergen integrates automation, machine learning, and genomics to rapidly accelerate the pace of scientific advancement. The company treat the genome as a search space, leveraging machine learning to make discoveries far beyond the bounds of human intuition. In doing so, Zymergen delivers economic value, material diversity and performance capabilities not previously possible. Read more on www.zymergen.com
About Dr. Zach Serber
Zach is responsible for Zymergen overall scientific direction. Prior to founding Zymergen, he was the Director of Biology at Amyris. He has served as Principal Investigator on multiple DARPA contracts developing advanced tools for bioengineering and rapid prototyping novel biomolecules to generate innovative polymers and materials. Zach has 17 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Cell, Science and JACS, seven issued patents, and worked as a research fellow at Stanford University Medical School. He has a PhD in biophysics from UCSF, an MSc in neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and a BA from Columbia University.
About the Talks on the Square event series
‘Talks on the Square’ is an event series by BioInnovation Institute (BII) with a key focus on spreading ideas and knowledge in life science entrepreneurship to inspire researchers to bring science out of the lab and into the economy. The events feature high-level international speakers with topics that emphasize innovations and inspirational topics within biotech, medtech and pharma. Talks on the Square are hosted at The Square event space of the BII facilities in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS) in Copenhagen. Read more about upcoming and past events here