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Catching Up with Team Kosmopolites

  We’ll be looking to catch up with some of the budding changemakers from the GapSummit 2017, to see how they’re progressing with their ideas to bridge the gaps. Team Kosmopolites was the winner of our Voices of Tomorrow Ideas Challenge (see their pitch above) and were kind enough to… Read more

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2017

Our friends at the Cambridge Rare Disease Network are holding their 3rd annual International Rare Disease Summit. The Network was co-founded by one of our Leaders of Tomorrow, Dr Tim Guilliams. The CRDN International Summit 2016 was selected as a finalist for the Communiqué Awards for Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or… Read more

GapSummit 2018 - Applications Opening Soon!

GBR was founded with the mission to inspire young innovators and entrepreneurs to become the next generation of leaders, ensuring the development and sustainability of the biotech industry. In continuing that mission we’re pleased to announce that we’ve got a fantastic team putting together our next GapSummit. They’re excited to share this message with the GBR community to get you thinking about the gaps in the biotech world and why you… Read more

Industry Challenges: Fast Fashion and Sustainability

When we think grand challenges, which biotechnology could potentially present solutions to, we don’t often think the fashion industry. Magda Kohut is a PhD student in Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland and was a Leader of Tomorrow 2017. Her scientific background has given her some insight into the significant environmental and human capital challenge that the changes in the fashion industry present and she wanted to share that… Read more

GapSummit 2017 – Recap of Days 3 and 4

GapSummit 2017 was a great success. 100 young, aspiring biotech Leaders of Tomorrow converged on Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from the 6th to the 10th June, to meet each other and current biotech luminaries. Read on for a recap of some of the highlights of days 3 and 4 of the GapSummit… Read more

UMB President Perman to Leaders of Tomorrow: “We Can’t Wait To See What You’ll Do”

University of Maryland, Baltimore President Dr Jay A. Perman delivered a keynote address at GapSummit 2017, here are some of the key takeaways posted on UMB News. Dr Jay Perman and UMB grads LoT Ben Portney, and organising team members Dr Kamalika Saha and Dr Andong Nkobena. Diversity and interprofessionalism were among the key… Read more

Georgetown University students’ experience at GapSummit

Georgetown University made a very welcoming host to our first US GapSummit. Here’s their write-up of how the experience was for their student contingent. The GapSummit supplied significant opportunities to learn from some of the most prominent leaders in biotechnology today while providing a platform to cultivate global relationships with leaders of tomorrow. – Chaz Hinzman, Leader of Tomorrow, GapSummit… Read more

Youth Biotech GapSummit Vlogs

Youth Biotech are a group of Biotechnology Engineering students with an interest in bioregulation policy-making, and science communication, which emerged out of Youth-PRRI delegation that attended the Convention on Biological Diversity Conferences 2016. Youth Biotech had strong representation at GapSummit… Read more

Latin American LoTs’ GapSummit Experience

Daniela Valenzuela and Amanda Céspedes were two of our GapSummit 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. For our Spanish-speaking community, read about their experience below and through the link: Las alumnas de Ingeniería UC, Amanda Céspedes y Daniela Valenzuela, fueron escogidas dentro de un… Read more

McKinsey Blog: Inspiring leadership in young scientists

McKinsey & Company has been an essential Partner at each of our GapSummits, and Dr Matthias Evers, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Hamburg, has been a keen supporter of GBR. Dr Evers was a keynote speaker for GapSummit 2017, where he spoke on the need for teamwork and leadership skills in a life science career. Dr. Evers… Read more