The global bio-economy is growing steadily as it develops new business models and technologies. However, it faces challenges in investment, government policy and research commercialisation that could make or break the future industry. Young bioleaders are isolated in regional clusters and often solely focus on self-career development, lacking the connection to global challenges and innovative thinking about their contribution.

Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) vision is to create a network of future and current bio-leaders who grow and support each other’s ideas and knowledge, and think innovatively on growing the global bio-economy through collaborative ventures.



GBR is a not-for-profit that connects biotech think-tanks, industrial leaders and research pioneers to young bio-leaders of tomorrow. GBR is solely led by young passionate and engaged researchers, students and professionals from across the world. We engage key stakeholders through physical and online platforms that initiate and build future global conversations and collaborations.



Core Values

There is a gap in connecting the aspirations of young leaders to talent education, management and recruitment needs of the industry. GBR not only meets this gap, but builds upon it a culture of talented, connected, collaborative, forward thinking bio-leaders of tomorrow.



GBR’s flagship event is the GapSummit, the world’s first inter-generational international leadership summit in biotechnology. The GapSummit focuses on the gaps in the current global bio-economy, industry trends, and the grand challenges biotech can solve by 2050. One hundred young leaders from around the world are selected to attend the summit to meet, learn from, and challenge current leaders. They also develop and pitch their own solutions to the gaps in biotechnology, with the chance to win support in making their ideas a reality. Speakers at GapSummits have included CEOs, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, leading researchers, venture capitalists, and experts across regulation, innovation, human resources and beyond. More details about the GapSummits can be found under the "Events" tab, and interviews and panel discussions from previous GapSummits can be found on our YouTube channel.


GapSummit time line


GBR Executive Team

Anna Gould


Christian Guyader, PhD

Co-founder & Vice President

Ipshita Mandal, PhD


Frieder Haenisch, PhD

Strategy & IT Director

Janice S. W. Ng, PhD

Business Development Manager

Carthur Wan

Community Manager

Alisa Molotova

Alumni Engagement Manager

Lillian Kuan

Digital Content Manager

Hugh Allison

Community Coordinator

Norbert Majubu

Information Technology Officer | Software Engineer

The Advisory Board

Professor Sir Gregory Paul Winter

Master of Trinity College

Steve Bates

CEO, BioIndustry Association

Khurshed Dehnugara

Partner, Relume Consulting & Author

Professor Gerard Evan

HOD Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

Professor Christopher R Lowe

First Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge

Iain Scott

Lead Analyst at Ernst & Youngs Global Life Sciences Center

Liz Shanahan

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at FTI Strategic Communications

Dr. Analisa Jenkins

CEO Dimension Therapeutics

Tom Saylor

President & CEO, Arecor and Chair of EuropaBio’s SME Platform