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Weekly Digest

Live and in person April 12th - 14th 2022
Oakland Marriott City Center

After two years of digital meetings, we’re bringing synthetic biology’s leading community of innovators, investors, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, policy makers and academics together to Build Back Better With Biology!

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Built With Biology will adhere to all Alameda Country COVID policies. For more information, please click here.

Synthetic Biology is taking on the world’s biggest problems and winning!

We look forward to celebrating the amazing progress our community has made through the pandemic and vision casting for the very bright future that will be Built with Biology! The conference is designed to provide powerful business opportunities for those currently building with biology and serve as a field trip to the future for those still defining their bio-strategy.


  • 3 days of in-person networking
  • Hands-on product demos
  • Amazing speakers & breakout sessions
  • Interact with new investors
  • Industry trend updates
  • Industry centric mixers & meet and greets

Meet Some of Our 2022 Speakers

An incredible spectrum of innovators, thought leaders, and industry experts
Cathie Wood
Founder & CEO
Ark Invest
Amy Webb
The Future Institute Today
Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, Former CEO & Chairman of Google
Niya Gupta
Co-founder & CEO
Fork & Goode
Renee Wegrzyn
Director of ARPA-H
Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
Jason Kelly
Founder & CEO
Ginkgo Bioworks
George Church
Harvard & MIT
Drew Endy
Martin Family Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Stanford University
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No matter what sessions you attend, you will never be short of opportunities to engage, network, and connect face-to-face in one of our networking lounges, meeting rooms, breakout sessions, or industry lunches. We can’t wait to be back in the same room!
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Strategic networking is critical to long-term success, so we’ve organized six customizable synthetic biology tracks to enable you to hear from and meet all the right people for your specific needs.

You’re free to mix-and-match sessions from any of the tracks and will have access to view sessions you miss, post conference, via the SynBioBeta app.
Next-Gen Medicine
Food of the Future
Startups & Students
Advanced Sustainability
Tools & Technologies

Meet The Sponsors You Can Connect With At SynBioBeta

SynBioBeta would not be possible without our amazing sponsors & exhibitors! Find some of them here in alphabetical order.

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Want to showcase your company?

At SynBioBeta we have plenty of opportunities for any size company to be showcased. Explore how we can help you reach your goals by connecting with our fantastic strategy team.
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See What Past Attendees Are Saying About SynBioBeta Events

"SynBioBeta has the best mix of speakers - you can expect to see anyone ranging from a startup to a fortune 500 company"
Massimo Portincaso
Managing Director & Partner, BCG
SynBioBeta is one of the most exciting places on earth for synthetic biology entrepreneurship aficionados like myself

Seth Bannon
Founding Partner, Fifty Years

SynBioBeta offers a uniquely creative and thought-provoking meeting place for synthetic biology innovators, investors, and thought leaders to collaborate in solving our world’s biggest problem through biology. These events are unparalleled in our industry

Karyn Riegel
Deputy Director Brand & Community Engagement, Leaps by Bayer

Meet Your Hosts for SynBioBeta

John Cumbers

Founder, Built with Biology

John began his career at NASA Ames, in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he sought answers to how humans could live to visit the far reaches of our universe. Now at SynBioBeta, he works to empower a community of bio-entrepreneurs, companies, investors, researchers, visionaries, and thought leaders to bring projects to life. Through his leadership at SynBioBeta, John aims to facilitate the critical scientific and entrepreneurial collaborations that will shape the future of humanity.

Frank Tate

CEO, Built with Biology

In his own words, Frank has, “Spent the last 40 years pursuing two goals: making ugly stuff pretty and helping high capacity people do what they do better.” More formally, Frank’s experience includes working for MTV's live specials team, owning an Indie record company, managing multiple authors and speakers, designing buildings and houses, starting software ventures, and (on a dare) creating the Bay Area’s biggest family entertainment center which hosted over 21,000 birthday parties in 9 years.Frank loves laughing, 80’s music, Justin Bieber, Ted Lasso and is honored to help evangelize the Built with Biology message.

Fiona Mischel

Director of International Outreach, Built with Biology

Fiona Mischel is the Director of International Outreach at SynBioBeta. She is currently leading SynBioBeta’s international expansion from London and is dedicated to breaking down industry silos and connecting the global bioeconomy. Fiona was previously the Editor-in-Chief of SynBioBeta and she remains keen to tell the stories of building a better future with biology.

Her other favorite stories include Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, and, Eurovision Song Contest: Fire Saga. She can’t wait for all sushi to be cell-based and her houseplants to be bioluminescent.

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