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.



Mission Statement

We connect and develop future leaders to accelerate the growth of the global biotech ecosystem.


Vision Statement

We empower emerging leaders to advance biotech.


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.


To challenge current knowledge, challenge industrial dogmas, challenge current leaders, and challenge each other.


To grow their knowledge, trainings, skills, and perspectives. Inspire Leaders of Tomorrow to grow their local bioeconomies and look beyond to see the impact they can make globally.


To connect with Leaders of Today, connect with each other, connect and inspire student masses and media in their countries.



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


Dr Christian Guyader

Co-Founder & Vice President

Dr Carthur Wan

Vice President

Emily Wyatt

VoT Manager

Yuntian Liu

Marketing Manager

Norbert Majubu

IT & Systems Manager

Dr C.J. Anderson

Alumni Development Manager

Lillian Kuan

Digital Content Manager

Chaz Hinzman

Marketing Coordinator

Lizzie Richardson


James Baker


Kamila Navarro


Filippo Abbondanza


The Advisory Board

Professor Sir Gregory Paul Winter

Master of Trinity College

Mrs Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon Limited

Professor Christopher R Lowe

First Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge

Dr Mene Pangalos

Executive Vice-President IMED Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca

Professor Sir David Charles Baulcombe

Head of Group, Regius Professor of Botany, University of Cambridge