Welcome to the BioGarage Opening!
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 grassroot science can foster innovation and start-up creation!
13:30 Welcoming words
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, founder of the biogarage in Paris, La Pallaisse (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 TOUR with DNA extraction by iGEM team 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.