A Super Connector, Community Builder And Consultant, John Cumbers Phd&Nbsp;Has Devoted Himself To Helping Improve And Gain The Resources Needed For Success In Breaking Through Scientific Boundaries. Cumbers Has Been Involved In Multiple Start-Ups, Including One That Produces Food For Space Using Microbes To Extract Lunar And Martian Resources. Meanwhile, He Was Instrumental In Starting Nasa'S Program In Synthetic Biology, And Most Recently Led Planetary Sustainability At The Nasa Ames Space Portal Where He Worked On Sustainability Issues Of Resource Utilization, Extremophiles, And Sustainable Technologies.While At Nasa, Cumbers Took On The Role Of Director Of Product At Arx Pax, And Led A Multi-Million Dollar Kickstarter Campaign To Launch A Maglev Hover Board. In 2010, John Was The Recipient Of A National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Award For Helping To Increase The Role Synthetic Biology Could Play In Nasa'S Missions.His Passion About Education And The Increased Use And Adoption Of Biological Technologies Shines Through In His Education. A Phd In Molecular Biology From Brown University, A Master'S Degree In Bioinformatics From The University Of Edinburgh In Scotland, And An Undergraduate Degree In Computer Science From The University Of Hull In England Showcase His Years Of Experience In Biotech. In 2005, Cumbers Founded The Igem (International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition) Team At Brown University And Served As Igem Ambassador To China From 2006-2007.
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Synthetic Biology: new tools for an industry at an inflection point

John Cumbers

Synthetic biology has developed at a rapid pace worldwide. John Cumbers has been in the field of synthetic biology for over 10 years.

In this program, he will:

— Review the history of the field starting from an academic outreach pursuit to what is now a fledgling industry

— Contend that the latest wave of investment in the field is a positive sign and that the industry is now at an inflection

— Drive home that the fruits from academia coupled with new VC money create the perfect storm for this disruptive technology to unseat incumbents.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support