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GapSummit 2018 – A New Trajectory via Biotechnological Advances

With GapSummit2018 one month behind us, Cecilia Johansson, one of the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow and an industrial engineer based in Sweden with interests in business technology and corporate sustainability, wrote an inside perspective on what she took home from this year’s four-day event. Cecilia identified the key challenges of biotechnology and outlined the key trends, including precision technology, plant science, molecular… Read more

Meet the 2018 Leaders of Tomorrow (Part 2)

GapSummit 2018 is underway this week with 100 Leaders of Tomorrow converging at the University of Cambridge from over 40 countries. They will be inspired and challenged by world leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industry themed around 7 gaps including Digital Health, Sustainability, Drug Affordability and Funding. Today we would like to… Read more

Meet the 2018 Leaders of Tomorrow (Part 1)

GapSummit 2018 is now less than two months away, with this year’s attendees currently hard at work on their proposals for the Voices of Tomorrow competition. GapSummit never fails to bring to light many great ideas generated by the global community of young biotechnologists, and the passion and drive displayed by these young leaders should serve as a source of inspiration for new and established professionals alike. We would like to take… Read more

Catching Up with LoT 2016 - Andreas Laustsen

With less than three months to go to until the launch of GapSummit 2018 in historical Cambridge, UK, we wanted to catch up with our alumni on their journey after attending a previous GapSummit and share tips to this year's Leaders of Tomorrow. It is an immense pleasure to see our talented Leaders of Tomorrow follow their passion and pursue even greater career heights. Today, we had a chance to chat to Dr Andreas Laustsen, a serial… Read more

Academia to Industry - The First Step

The Road from Academia into Industry is a journey that many PhD students and early career researchers will ultimately take. We've put together some information on where students are looking to take their life science skills, and what employers are looking for. Many of our Leaders of Tomorrow are exploring an array of career paths, and have themselves noted the need for ways to streamline the pathways between academia and industry. We'll be… Read more

GapSummit 2018: Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.

  GapSummit is GBR's flagship event - a global conference addressing the challenges faced by the bioeconomy. With a new organising committee charged with delivering the event yearly and the field of biotechnology in constant motion, each iteration evolves from its predecessor. The successful elements of each GapSummit are… Read more

The State of Biopharma Funding

The Funding Gap is one of the gaps in the biotech industry that we'll look to explore at GapSummit 2018. It's been a staple topic of discussion at our events, as funding in biotech remains a crucial gap towards passionate people translating their great ideas and research into change, particularly for young entrepreneurs looking to shape the future of the sector. This funding gap is particularly felt in pharma. We've put together some… Read more

Catching Up with Team PharmAcademix

  We caught up with our third place winner from the Voices of Tomorrow competition, Team PharmAcademix to share more about their idea to address the gaps in the biotech industry. Successful applicants to GapSummit 2018 are encouraged to follow in their lead and take part in the… Read more

CRISPR/Cas9: the double-edged sword of molecular biology

In recent months the media outlets lit up with the news that a team of scientists have successfully used CRISPR/Cas gene editing technique to repair a gene causing a common form of heart disease in human embryos. Following this recent breakthrough the public has been left divided both expressing excitement and concern over modern scientific capabilities. The CRISPR/Cas technology used to modify embryos is a simplistic immune system of… Read more

Catching Up with Team EverGreen

In the next of our catch ups with GapSummit 2017 VoT teams, second-place winner Team EverGreen's Joe Kennerly and Olivier Nijhuis give us an update on where they're taking their Energy Spaces… Read more