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 2017 and captured their experience in a great series of video logs over the four days of the GapSummit, as well as their day 5 exploring Washington DC. See day 1 above, and the rest of their vlogs below.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 selecto grupo de estudiantes y jóvenes profesionales para participar del Gapsummit de Global Biotech Revolution, que este 2017 se realizó en Estados Unidos, específicamente en la Universidad de Georgetown en Washington. Gapsummit de Global Biotech Revolution es una cumbre internacional e intergeneracional de liderazgo…Read more

Meet Wen Chiy – A GapSummit 2017 Leader of Tomorrow

In the last of our introductions to this year's cohort of Leaders of Tomorrow, we're pleased to meet Wen Chiy Liew. Wen Chiy is a fourth year PhD student at the National University of Singapore. Wen Chiy describes the value of going beyond just education in the path to a career in biotech and her experience at the Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow Forum late last year creating an app to help students like herself in finding mentors from their desired profession. We're looking forward to seeing Wen Chiy at GapSummit 2017, where she'll…Read more

Meet Eliel – A GapSummit 2017 Leader of Tomorrow

In the second of our series profiling a few of the young Leaders of Tomorrow in biotechnology selected for GapSummit 2017, we're pleased to introduce you to Eliel Villegas. Eliel is currently in the 4th semester of his biotechnology engineering degree at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico. Eliel is passionate about the role of public communication and policy making in the advancement of biotechnology, having taken part as a student delegate for Public Research and Regulation Initiative at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Find…Read more

Meet Amna – A GapSummit 2017 Leader of Tomorrow

We're less than two months away from GapSummit 2017, and in the lead-up to the big event, we'll be profiling some of our 100 Leaders of Tomorrow who will be in Washington DC in June. We're pleased to introduce Amna Hamza one of our bright, young Leaders of Tomorrow. Amna is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Gothenburg, with a background in law from the University of London and having worked as an attorney for the Foundation for Fundamental Rights in Pakistan. She is also the co-founder and…Read more

CV-Eye is looking for talent!

CV-Eye is a smart idea out to save and improve lives. It's being developed by an ambitious group of our Leaders of Tomorrow, having been one of the winners of the Voices of Tomorrow competition. They're on the lookout for someone with the tech-savvy and drive to help them achieve their mission. CV-Eye technologies aspires to help stroke patients around the world, protect them from disabilities and enable them to live without fear. About CV-Eye: We are an ambitious team of scientists and engineers who are brought together by the wish to tackle…Read more

The Future of Biotech in India

The past not turning out to be what one wanted, does not mean that the future can’t be better than one imagined. India is one of the most competitive countries to thrive in, but it does have plenty of opportunities if one is passionate enough to explore and seize them. The Past (A funding crunch and brain drain) Funding: A business without a funding source will flounder under the weight of its own debt. Funding is the fuel on which a business runs and the Indian biotech industry has always run out of…Read more

BioBeat Movers and Shakers & BioBeat16

This year’s BioBeat 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness has just been released and among them are a bevy of leading women in biotech with strong connections to GBR, including: Kate Bingham (GapSummit 2014 Speaker) Jackie Hunter, CBE (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) Emma Sceats (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) And our own Ipshita Mandal, President and Co-Founder of GBR. The full list of this year's Movers and Shakers can be found here. BioBeat was founded in 2012 by Miranda Weston-Smith, with support from the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Centre. It provides a platform for biotech…Read more

Science Globalization: A U.S. Perspective

I look upon ourselves as partners in all of this, and that each of us contributes and does what he can do best. And so I see not a top rung and a bottom rung - I see all this horizontally - and I see this as part of a matrix. And I see every human being as having a purpose, a destiny, if you like - the destiny that exists in each of us - and find ways and means to provide such opportunities for everyone. ― Jonas Salk GapSummit 2017 brings together…Read more

USA Election 2016: What it Means for Science & Innovation

Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the final stage of her bid for the presidency of the United States of America. As the Democratic candidate, she is continuing the mission of promoting science education, research, and innovation that has been a hallmark of the Obama administration. On her website, you can see a host of issues and policy related to science and healthcare including but not limited to: a mission to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025, investing $2 billion per year for dementia related disorders; a focus on renewable energy with half a billion solar…Read more