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Brexit: What it means for UK Biotech?

Global Biotech Revolution stands for the values of connecting and growing the global bio-economy through inter-generational debate. The referendum result in favour of the UK leaving the EU has caused major discontent from the younger voting demographic, most of whom voted to “Remain”. This vote affects young researchers and world-class UK universities who receive a significant contribution through EU scholarships, research funding… Read more

Q&A: Harriet Fear, CEO, One Nucleus

Harriet Fear, MBE is CEO of One Nucleus, the largest international membership organisation for life science and healthcare companies in Europe, based in Cambridge, UK. We had a chance to get some insights from Harriet ahead of the upcoming ON Helix… Read more

ThABI’s GapSummit and VoT Experience The Beginning The ThABI team brought together by the GapSummit 2016 hail from two African countries with Adam, Dapo, Lukman and Voke from Nigeria and Nani originally from Senegal but working from Tanzania. Dapo is a PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and International Institute of Tropical… Read more

Future Challenges in Medicine

Medicine, anciently known as ‘the art to provide healing’, and understood today as the ‘science’ to provide healing, has a big problem from its core etymology and definition. Medicine assumes disease or illness is already present in patients. Thus, patients attend doctor’s consultations for prescriptions, to the doctor’s best of knowledge, alleviates the ailment. Why does medicine focus on illness waiting to the… Read more

The Commercial Education Gap

As a small, advancing economy, New Zealand has made its mark as a leading region for science and research intellect and labour. Universities and crown research institutes (CRIs) are above the OECD average for scientific publications. This is a reflection of the core responsibility and business of the academic and research environment to publish… Read more

Catching Up with GapSummit 2014 Speaker Liaison: Rebekah Scheuerle Rebekah Scheuerle was part of the GapSummit 2014 team serving as the Speaker Liaison. A Gates Cambridge Scholar, at the time she had only recently begun her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.… Read more


Philip Hemme (@PhilipHemme) is the Co-Founder and CEO of GBR’s partner organisation Recently, we had a chance to do a short Q&A with Philip to find out how Labiotech is helping to improve the European Biotech… Read more

Bio-ideate – An Asia-Pacific Biohack

What is a biohack? In the past decade, a new group of science tinkerers and risk takers known as Do-It-Yourself scientists or biohackers have arrived on the scene! These biohackers want to understand how the biological processes/microbes/life manifests so that they can tinker and innovate. They want to apply the idea of hacking to cells and organisms! Biohackers are an eclectic community, united in utopian… Read more

Sneak peak for GapSummit 2016 Sunday Pitch Workshops

This special blog post is sneak peak for the GapSummit 2016’s Pitch Workshop on Sunday 3rd April 2016. Aiming to be “Pitch Perfect” CONGRATULATIONS to ALL who have made the last leg – as finalists – of this wonderful GAP SUMMIT. You have done wonderfully well. And others who made the journey but didn’t quite get to the final stage – WELL DONE ALL. It is not primarily about… Read more

LifeImmune – Leaders of Tomorrow turn their Idea into a Business

Innovation challenges like the Voices of Tomorrow Competition can be the start of great things. This year’s finalists can take some inspiration from LifeImmune: LifeImmune is a medical device company set up to disrupt the field of allergen testing. Our goal is to provide point-of-care diagnosis of antibiotic allergies from a single finger… Read more