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Catching Up with Leader of Tomorrow 2014: Emilia Díaz

  Emilia is the founder and CEO of Kaitek Labs a biotech company based in Santiago, Chile that’s creating assays and environmental biosensors based on “bacterial computers.” She is also a regional blogger… Read more

Q&A: Adina Mangubat, CEO & Founder, Spiral Genetics (Part Two)

Adina Mangubat is the founder and CEO of Spiral Genetics. She was named one of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ in 2013 for Science and Healthcare, and one of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association’s Women to Watch in Life Science. Adina has twice been a speaker at the GapSummit and a mentor for the Voices of Tomorrow Competition. We were fortunate to get some time to catch up… Read more

Q&A: Adina Mangubat, CEO & Founder, Spiral Genetics (Part One)

Adina Mangubat is the founder and CEO of Spiral Genetics. She was named one of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ in 2013 for Science and Healthcare, and one of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association’s Women to Watch in Life Science. Adina has twice been a speaker at the GapSummit and a mentor for the Voices of Tomorrow Competition. We were fortunate to get some time to catch up… Read more

ThABI’s GapSummit and VoT Experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN3BiUEToyo The Beginning The ThABI team brought together by the GapSummit 2016 hail from two African countries with Adam, Dapo, Lukman and Voke from Nigeria and Nani originally from Senegal but working from Tanzania. Dapo is a PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and International Institute of Tropical… Read more

Future Challenges in Medicine

Medicine, anciently known as ‘the art to provide healing’, and understood today as the ‘science’ to provide healing, has a big problem from its core etymology and definition. Medicine assumes disease or illness is already present in patients. Thus, patients attend doctor’s consultations for prescriptions, to the doctor’s best of knowledge, alleviates the ailment. Why does medicine focus on illness waiting to the… Read more

The Commercial Education Gap

As a small, advancing economy, New Zealand has made its mark as a leading region for science and research intellect and labour. Universities and crown research institutes (CRIs) are above the OECD average for scientific publications. This is a reflection of the core responsibility and business of the academic and research environment to publish… Read more

Catching Up with GapSummit 2014 Speaker Liaison: Rebekah Scheuerle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwmQ5Le6xgk Rebekah Scheuerle was part of the GapSummit 2014 team serving as the Speaker Liaison. A Gates Cambridge Scholar, at the time she had only recently begun her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.… Read more

Bio-ideate – An Asia-Pacific Biohack

What is a biohack? In the past decade, a new group of science tinkerers and risk takers known as Do-It-Yourself scientists or biohackers have arrived on the scene! These biohackers want to understand how the biological processes/microbes/life manifests so that they can tinker and innovate. They want to apply the idea of hacking to cells and organisms! Biohackers are an eclectic community, united in utopian… Read more

Catching Up with Leader of Tomorrow 2014: Evelyn Linardy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNjy53kC-vc With GapSummit 2016 just over the horizon, the GBR Team thought it would be great to reflect and catch up with some of our alumni from the inaugural GapSummit, and we’re planning to make this a regular feature going forward. Dr Evelyn… Read more

Interview with Leader of Tomorrow 2016: Dr. Sandhya Sriram, Research Fellow at A*STAR & Director of the virtual newsroom Biotechin.Asia

Leader of Tomorrow and GapSummit 2016 attendee Dr. Sandhya Sriram is currently a Research Fellow at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), A*STAR, working on stem cells from fat and teeth. She is the Vice President of the A*STAR postdoc society (A*PECSS) as well as the co-founder, director and assistant editor of the online virtual… Read more