Confirmed speakers

Sir Greg Winter, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: Harnessing Evolution to Make New Medicines
Sir Alan Fersht, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: Protein Engineering of Anti-tumor p53 Complexes
Reiko Kuroda, Chubu University, Japan: Snail Coiling: CRISPR Editing of A Single Gene Turns Righties Into Lefties
Feng Zhang, MIT and Broad Institute, Cambridge, United States: Advances in Genome Editing for Human Health
Pernilla Wittung Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Combating Neurodegenerative Diseases
Ed Boyden, MIT, United States: Expansion Microscopy in Neuroscience and Biology
Jens Nielsen, BioInnovation Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark: Metabolic Engineering
Yang Huanming, BGI and Chinese Academy of Sciences: What Can We Learn from A Million Human Genomes?
Philip Ball, Science author, London, United Kingdom: Curiosity and Patterns in Nature
Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany: Title TBA
Josiah “Jody” Rich, Brown University, United States: Opioid Crisis and How to Overcome It
William DeGrado, University of California, San Francisco: De Novo Protein Design
Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, Unites States: Title TBA
Barry Sharpless, Scripps Research Institute, Unites States: The click chemistry 
Robert Langer, MIT, United States: Recent Excitement in Designer Materials and Sustained Release
Saul Griffith, Otherlab, San Francisco, California, United States: Design Remarkable Materials and Devices for Clean Energy
Tim Hunt, Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom: Title TBA
Zhao Bowen, Quantihealth, Beijing, China: Human Microbiome: Our Second Genome
Joi Ito, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan: Biotech for Climate Change
Zhang Shuguang, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, United States: The QTY Code, Always Ask Unusual Questions


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