December Riverside Chat: Biotechnology Opportunities Hiding in Plain Sight

BioArt Lab Facility, SVA BFA Fine Arts 2018

December Riverside Chat: Biotechnology Opportunities Hiding in Plain Sight



Where do fields like fashion, finance, food, art, education, robotics, philanthropy, media, and policy meet biotechnology? Every interface is an opportunity for innovation. Learn more with leaders at the cutting edge of biotechnology in unusual places.

Event Programming:

6:00 PM Doors Open

6:10-6:15 Introductions

6:15-7:00 Presentations and Q&A

7:00-8:00 Networking reception with free food and drinks

Panel Moderator: Karl Schmieder from messagingLAB

Karl is the founder and CEO of messagingLAB, a strategy and marketing agency focused on the life sciences. An award-winning writer, he is the co-author of What’s Your Bio Strategy? a book that explores the impact of synthetic biology and gene editing on all business. Karl also teaches Fortune 1000 companies, associations and students how to develop a strategy that includes biology, answering questions such as “How will you use engineered biology to differentiate your business?” and “How can you use biology to tell a better story?”. Karl is passionate about life sciences and translates the hard stuff into stories that have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, sales, and publicity. He has helped launch blockbusters such as Risperdal (Janssen), Lucentis (Genentech) and Januvia (Merck).

Speaker 1: Suzanne Anker – Chair of Fine Arts department at School of Visual Arts

Suzanne Anker is a pioneer in Bio Art working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including the JP Getty Museum, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Her books include The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age, co-authored with the late sociologist Dorothy Nelkin, published in 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Visual Culture and Bioscience, co-published by University of Maryland and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Chairing SVA’s Fine Arts Department in NYC since 2005, Ms. Anker continues to interweave traditional and experimental media in her department’s new digital initiative and the SVA Bio Art Laboratory.

Speaker 2: Will Canine – Co-founder and CPO at Opentrons Labworks Inc.

Will comes from a background in community organizing and political campaign management, but decided to pursue technology as a more effective way to change the world. Obsessed with microbiology since an early age, Will became interested in open-source lab automation as a lever for accelerating scientific research while working at Genspace during his master’s degree at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2014. When not working to make lab robots for everyone, he likes to read books (always physical copies, particularly sci-fi and evolutionary theory) and go for long runs.

Speaker 3: Camille Delebecque – Co-founder & CEO at Afineur

Camille is an entrepreneur and biotechnologist passionate about how microbes can contribute to better food & agriculture. He is an advocate of using biology as technology and has been working on fostering biotechnological innovations with organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. He is a founder and partner of SynBio Consulting and an advisor in Synthetic Biology for the European Commission. His latest venture, Afineur, crafts healthier, tastier, and more sustainable plant-based food using fermentations.

December Riverside Chat: Biotechnology Opportunities Hiding in Plain Sight

By Harlem Biospace
December 6, 2018

at Davis Auditorium, 530 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Hours: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Information: Direction to Davis Auditorium