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Carthur Wan

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How a GapSummit Alumnus Found the Right Fit

Welcome to our new Alumni Spotlight Series. These stories will seek to regularly update our community on the accomplishments of our very talented alumni network. We all have found varying degrees of success in our career paths thus far and we can learn from one another about what works, what doesn’t work, and how we can all continue to solve today’s Gaps in biotechnology. If you have someone in mind (including yourself) please contact… View More

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Tempeasy Wins Best New High Protein Food and Closing Pre-Seed Round

TempEasy Co-Founder & CEO Chris receiving the award with the Managing Director of Credit Agricole and the R&D Manager at Bonduelle  Foodtech startup TempEasy and our Voices of Tomorrow… View More

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Congratulations to Sir Greg Winter - Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2018

Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter, 2018 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. Ilustration: Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media AB 2018  Congratulation to Sir Gregory Winter, our advisory board chair and speaker at past GapSummits, for jointly… View More

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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… View More

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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… View More

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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… View More

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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… View More

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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… View More

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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… View More

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GapSummit: Lessons for young scientists and innovators

Chiasma is one of our sister organisations; it operates across New Zealand, connecting young scientists with industry, and providing them with professional development. Jessica Chiang, one of our GapSummit 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow and a member of the Chiasma Team has written about her experience and lessons from the event on the Chiasma blog. Below is an abridged version of her post,… View More