The new BioGarage at Aalto Design Factory offers students, researchers and start-ups the opportunity to test wild ideas and experiment freely using synthetic biology and related technologies in a GMO-lab environment.
Open-minded and cross disciplinary science is key to unlocking the potential that nature has to offer. Engineering biology enables the sustainable use of waste streams and CO2 as a carbon building blocks for synthesis of materials, food, fuels, chemicals and medicines.
Join us to hear how grass root science can foster innovation and start-up creation! Our inspiring keynote speakers are:
Co-Founder & President, JOGL.io - Just One Giant Lab
Founder of the biogarage in Paris, La Paillasse https://lapaillasse.org/ and the Pili start-up https://www.pili.bio/1/about-us
Leslie Mitchell from New York University, creator of Synthetic yeast 2.0 http://syntheticyeast.org/leslie-mitchell/
13:30 Welcoming words, Design Factory, Professor Kalevi "Eetu" Ekman
Merja Penttilä, Professor, Aalto University, VTT
13:50 Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation
Arto Mäenmaa, Executive Director, Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation
13:55 Building a Synthetic Yeast 2.0
Leslie Mitchell, Research scientists, New York University
14:20 Thomas Landrain, Co-Founder & President, JOGL.io - Just One Giant Lab
founder of the biogarage in Paris, La Paillasse (https://lapaillasse.org/) and the Pili start-up (https://www.pili.bio/1/about-us)
14.35 Tuula Palmén, BioBusiness Builder
14:40 Pezhman Mohammadi, Research Scientist, CYSS/VTT
14:50 iGEM teams: Aalto-Helsinki & Turku
15:00 BioGarage Greetings
15.20 - 16.45 DESIGN FACTORY TOURS with iGEM team demonstration in the BioGarage lab
BioGarage is a Synbio Powerhouse initiative sponsored by
Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation. Other supporters include Aalto University, VTT, Sitra Fund.