Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer · SFWRITER.COM Inc.

"Canada's foremost futurist" -- CBC Radio

Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on patterns of evolution, with a focus on the earliest forms of life.

Tree of Life Mosquito Functional Genomics Evolution of Fungal Metabolism Molecular Evolution Evolutionary Development

Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professor Linhardt focuses on glycobiology, glycochemistry and glycoengineering

drug synthesis Organic, Medicinal and Drug Discovery Biochemistry and Chemical Biology Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Metabolic Engineering and Biocatalysis

Helena Mistry

Director of Business Development · Imeka

Helena Mistry is a business development professional with experience in molecular biology, cancer research, and biochemistry.

Biotechnology Scientific Writing Cancer Research Business Development Molecular Biology

Alex Hodgson

Managing Director / Co-Founder · 1DegreeBio Inc.

Managing Director / Founder @ 1DegreeBio

Biotechnology Lifesciences Start-Ups Science Academia

Ramani Varanasi

President and CEO · X-Biotix Therapeutics

Ramani Varanasi is a biopharmaceutical expert with experience structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances.

Clinical Trials Molecular Biology Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Biotechnology

Nancy Fujishige

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biology Plant Development Microbiology Molecular Biology Genetics

Christina Motley

CMO-On-Demand, Author, Speaker, CEO & Founder · Christina Motley, llc

On Point Marketing Strategy for Business Growth

Thought Leadership Dealing With Change Creating Compelling Content Integrated Marketing Solutions Fostering Customer Engagement

Tani Chen

Patent Attorney · Wolf Greenfield

Tani Chen counsels clients in IP protection across a variety of areas including nanotechnology, chemical processes, and analytical devices.

Pharmaceutical Chemical & Materials Technologies Intellectual Property Protection Intellectual Property Biotechnology

Riccardo Panicucci

Senior VP CMC · QED Therapeutics and Origin Biosciences

Riccardo Panicucci is an expert in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, clinical development, and biopharmaceuticals.

Technology Transfer Biotechnology Clinical Development Drug Discovery Drug Development

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Scott Requadt

CEO · Talaris Therapeutics

Scott Requadt has operating and investment experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including therapeutics, medtech and diagnostics.

Entrepreneurship Corporate Development Life Sciences Biotechnology Venture Capital

Paul Jansen

Consultant, Board Member and Advisor · Haselmeier Group

Paul Jansen is an experienced pharmaceutical industry professional with expertise in drug and biologics device development.

Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Industry Drug Development Biologics Device Development Product Launch

Stacey Ivanchuk

Director, Intellectual Property · MaRS Innovation

Experienced and strategy-minded director with extensive experience managing commercially driven programs

Intellectual Property Strategy Access to Essential Medicines Biotechnology Patent Protection Early Stage Commercialization

Simon J Anderson

Strategic Foresight Consultant and Speaker · Venture Foresight, LLC

Keynote Speaker | Applied Foresight Consultant | Award-Winning Author

Future of Work Emerging Technology Change Management Retail Trends Fintech

Keith Gary

Director of Program Development · Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

Trained neuroscientist that moved from academia to leveraging regional life sciences assets for economic development.

Biotechnology and Economic Development Science Education and Workforce Development Neuropeptides

James Walter

Emeritus Professor of Bioethics · Loyola Marymount University

James J. Walter is the Austin & Ann O'Malley Professor of Bioethics and chair of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University.

Warren Bergen

President, AVAC Ltd. and Entrepreneur in Residence, Verdex Capital

Award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and corporate advisor

Technology Startups and New Ventures Marketing Leadership Integration Contracts Channel Development

Darius N. Lakdawalla, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics & Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation · USC School of Pharmacy

Darius Lakdawalla is a widely published, award-winning researcher and a leading authority in both health economics and health policy.

Health Economics Health Policy Economics Medicines Health Care

Curt Breneman

Dean, School of Science & Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Specializes in the development of new molecular property descriptors and machine learning methods for physical and biochemical problems

Science Machine Learning Methods Chemical Biology Physical Organic and Computational Chemistry Chemistry