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:


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 


 

Leslie Mitchell from New York University, creator of Synthetic yeast 2.0 http://syntheticyeast.org/leslie-mitchell/

PROGRAM:

 

13:30               Welcoming words, Design Factory, Professor Kalevi "Eetu" Ekman

 

13:35               BioGarage

                                    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

                                    http://syntheticyeast.org/leslie-mitchell/

 

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.

Address:

Synbio Powerhouse

Tietotie 2, 02150 Espoo

Finland

info(a)synbio.fi

Contacts:

Principal scientist

merja.penttila(a)vtt.fi

Media and Communications

nina.pulkkis(a)synbio.fi

Co-Creation manager

tuula.palmen(a)vtt.fi

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