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By Sofia Sanchez

It's time to grow! Listen to biotech leaders talk about how they're growing the future
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Elliot Hershberg - Genomics PhD @Stanford, research analyst @NotBoring
Elliot Hershberg - Genomics PhD @Stanford, research analyst @NotBoring
Worship growth in the biological sense--Elliot Hershberg is best known for his Substack publication "The Century of Biology" where he shares insights on interesting preprints in the genomics field and recently thoughts on biotech through the VC lens too. He is currently studying a genomics PhD at Stanford university and is a research analyst at NotBoring, a media and venture capital firm that has invested in tech companies including Substack itself. In this episode: The biopunk vision Thoughts on the funding-publishing academia problem Elliot's research at Stanford The story behind the Century of Biology and where it's going next From academia to VC in the life sciences Thanks for listening and sharing! Find me on Twitter @SofiasBio for more bioengineering ;)
38:03
August 08, 2022
Christopher Reynolds - Cofounder and CEO @EdenBio
Christopher Reynolds - Cofounder and CEO @EdenBio
Christopher is the founder and CEO of EdenBio, a startup building a Machine Learning platform to help biotech startups have higher yields in precision fermentation. In this episode: How to face the recession as a biotech startup All about EdenBio Rock-paper-scissors in the biotech startup environment Why some biotechs scale better than others Will biology be predictable one day? Follow me on Twitter @SofiasBio for more biotech updates!
42:27
August 02, 2022
Irfan Tahir - New Harvest fellow and PhD biomaterials researcher
Irfan Tahir - New Harvest fellow and PhD biomaterials researcher
"Keep all of your fundamentals strong and for sure you'll find a place in cell ag". Irfan is currently a Ph.D. candidate and New Harvest Fellow at the Engineered Biomaterials Research Laboratory at the University of Vermont where he is tissue engineering cultured meat on plant-based scaffolds. In this episode: from mechanical engineer to tissue engineer Irfan's research in plant-based scaffolds fundamental vs applied research why plastic is so great that biomaterials haven't fully replaced it yet Find me on Twitter @Sofiasbio for more bio stories!
31:39
July 18, 2022
Subaita Rahman - Cofounder @NucleateDojo
Subaita Rahman - Cofounder @NucleateDojo
"Talk to as many people as you can and don't be afraid to reach out. Naturally they'll become your mentors because they'll see you grow"--Subaita Rahman, cofounder of Nucleate Dojo and the Dojo House (the global community for biotech undergrads and the first-ever co-living house for young scientists). In this episode: Reverse-engineer your path to be a biotech founder The biotech environment in Toronto Why Subaita founded BioDojo (now Nuclete Dojo) with her friends Find me on Twitter @SofiasBio for more updates on what I'm building, creating, and learning.
33:20
July 07, 2022
Cai Linton - CEO & cofounder @ Multus Media
Cai Linton - CEO & cofounder @ Multus Media
"You can work on incredibly interesting and difficult challenges, make money, and have a fulfilling career while improving people's lives and the planet's life. So what's stopping you from joining this movement?"--Cai Linton, CEO and cofounder of Multus Media, UK-based startup accelerated by IndieBio NY in 2020. In this OBio episode: Insights from Cai's previous work experience in academia research and at an IP law firm How Multus Media uses Machine Learning to optimize the development of their growth media Advice for aspiring biotech founders Find me on Twitter @SofiasBio for more biotech content.
31:14
July 04, 2022
Yadira Tejeda - Cofundadora @CellAgCanada
Yadira Tejeda - Cofundadora @CellAgCanada
Yadira es una científica Mexicana que estudió su doctorado en inocuidad alimenticia en Canadá. Hace unos años, se adentró a la industria de agricultura celular y fundó Cell Ag Canada. Ahora es la directora de colaboraciones en New Harvest, una organización de agricultura celular, sin fines de lucro, reconocida internacionalmente. En este episodio: Breve introducción a la agricultura celular La historia de Yadira Retos en la industria Ideas locas Links mencionados en el episodio: Bistro In Vitro - menú de alimentos hechos a través de agricultura celular Self Made - queso hecho con bacterias del microbioma humano Bite Labs - carne de celebridades, hecha a través de agricultura celular
51:40
March 25, 2022
Alan Perlstein - CEO @California Cultured
Alan Perlstein - CEO @California Cultured
"Be more conscientious of how our buying choices could make people's lives better and impact the world"—Alan Perlstein, CEO and founder @CaCultured, @indbio SF21. In this OBio episode: Alan as a founder Lessons of a biotech CEO Patenting Ethics of cellAg
47:44
March 16, 2022
Jake Wintermute - Synbio evangelist @Ginkgo
Jake Wintermute - Synbio evangelist @Ginkgo
"Stay humble, biodesigners"—Jake Wintermute Jake is a synthetic biology teacher and researcher currently based at the CRI in Paris, France. Outside of studying antibiotics and the human microbiome, his interests range from wood as the perfect biomaterial, to making biotech more accessible. As I’m interested in scicomms, Jake’s charismatic tweets and synbio jokes really caught my attention. Plus, I couldn’t help my curiosity about his recent role as a synbio evangelist at Ginkgo ;) In this episode: elegance in science what the first-ever synbio evangelist does at Ginkgo Bioworks bringing biotech to the mainstream what makes a good scientist and a great biotech entrepreneur
49:31
February 24, 2022
Zimri T. Hinshaw - The future of biomaterials @BuchaBio
Zimri T. Hinshaw - The future of biomaterials @BuchaBio
Zimri is the CEO and founder of Bucha Bio, a biotech startup growing biomaterials using bacterial nanocellulose and plant-derived proteins. They were part of Indiebio, have raised over 250k, and are working on expanding their library of biopolymers. In this episode: Zimri’s story as a founder All about BuchaBio Scaling up a biomaterials startup
47:18
February 13, 2022
Amy Li - Decoding Decoding the World
Amy Li - Decoding Decoding the World
IndieBio is the place where entrepreneurship meets science, founders from diverse backgrounds connect, and solutions to the world’s biggest problems come to life. Arvind Gupta is the founder of Indiebio and Po Branson is the managing director. They both wrote the most creative book I’ve ever read: Decoding the world, on the science of our future. In this episode: Why microbes are so cool The scientific method applied in daily life Other main takeaways from the book Follow Amy on Twitter @Amyli0
01:20:27
December 10, 2021
Dariia Dantseva - Biohacking @Yanelab
Dariia Dantseva - Biohacking @Yanelab
"Take responsibility and do biohacking"—Dariia Dantseva Dariia is a biohacker and founder of the Yanelab—the first and only DIY bio lab in Ukraine. She has been part of the CDC biohacker group, a trio of biohackers who, among other things, created a DIY corona vaccine for themselves (and it worked!). Her experience includes building a microinjection machine, genetically modifying bacteria in all sorts of ways, culturing human cells, and even creating a battle between bacteria and human immune cells ;)) In this episode: Her story as a biohacker A summer @TheOdin The spiritual side of science
30:43
October 19, 2021
Rahul Rana - Author of Making moonshots
Rahul Rana - Author of Making moonshots
"So many things to be solved, so many things to be done, LET'S GO MAKE SOME MOONSHOTS"—Rahul Rana Raul is a GenZ VC, author of "Making Moonshots". During 2020, he worked at Lux capital, a fund investing in highly disruptive science and technology ventures, namely, moonshots. His mission is to incubate as many moonshot startups as possible as an investor and builder. Rahul is also interested in improving the academia system, bridging science fiction and science fact, as well as working in policies that will solve big problems in the world. In this episode: · Rahul's story pre and post Making Moonshots · Playing the great online game · Knowing enough about a subject without being an expert · Rethinking the scientific journal industry
32:19
September 26, 2021
Ana Paula Acevedo - Stevia hecha con hongos
Ana Paula Acevedo - Stevia hecha con hongos
"Si queremos llegar a los objetivos de la agenda 2030 y tener algo sustentable, la biotecnología es la respuesta" Ana Paula es cofundadora de RebX, una startup que busca crear el futuro de los endulzantes de Stevia aprovechando residuos agroindustriales. Ella ha sido parte de comunidades como iGEM, Allbiotech, y ha fundado su propio congreso de biotecnología, llamado Biogénesis. Junto con Andrés Moreno y Rodrigo Ferrer, el equipo está participando en la aceleradora de empresas de iGEM: EPiC! En este episodio: · La historia de Paula como bioemprendedora · Inspirarte de las patentes de otros y usarlo a tu favor · La importancia de hacer comunidad
46:40
September 09, 2021
Steven ten Holder - Longevity startup @YC
Steven ten Holder - Longevity startup @YC
"We're standing in the shoulders of giants who are making it more likely that within our lifetimes we will be able to live longer"—Steven ten Holder  @steventen is the co-founder of Acorn Biolabs, a company that stores your stem cells so you can have a brighter future. Before that, he studied a bioengineering undergraduate degree at Waterloo, where he also participated in iGEM, the synthetic biology competition. He then joined YC, grew his startup, and now a director @theksociety, a world-class program for future innovators. In this episode: · The iGEM experience · What has made Acorn a successful biotech startup · The YC experience for a biotech startup
52:19
August 29, 2021
Race Against the Clock ft. Seth Peachey
Race Against the Clock ft. Seth Peachey
"We wanted to move away from startup competitions and instead throw a massive welcome party to the bio-economy for everyone"--Seth @sethpeachey is a former startup founder, bitcoin super-enthusiast, and has a lot of experience in business development, especially in SaaS used for employee engagement. He is currently co-leading Race Against the Clock (RAC), an event organized by Synbiobeta and sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks that aims to bring together future biotech founders who are (indeed) racing against the climate change clock. In this episode: · What Race Against the Clock is about · The importance of networking in the biotech industry · Cultivating mentorship relationships
41:52
August 19, 2021
This is OBio
This is OBio
"It's time to grow" In this episode: · CEOs of unicorn companies, researchers from around the world, biohackers, and founders · Balance between going technical, understanding, and making biotech truly exciting · Academia and industry · Cell ag, synbio, longevity, gene editing, AI, bioinformatics, quantum biology, and more
12:44
August 14, 2021
Nanotechnology in a nutshell ft. Carlos Sanchez
Nanotechnology in a nutshell ft. Carlos Sanchez
Carlitos is a 16-year-old nanotech researcher and climate action enthusiast. In this episode: Craziest applications How to get started on nanotech Carlos' projects Get in touch with Carlos Twitter LinkedIn
32:21
August 07, 2021
Startups and the unconventional path ft. Sigil Wen
Startups and the unconventional path ft. Sigil Wen
Sigil is the CEO and co-founder of BitSwap, a platform to buy and sell Bitclout for Etherum, raising funds at a 10 million dollar valuation! In this episode: What taking the unconventional path means Learning how to learn The future of Bitclout Startups vs projects Living the "startup life" Get in touch with Sigil: Website Twitter LinkedIn ------------------------------ Follow us @2045Podcast on Twitter & Instagram too! :)
42:08
May 30, 2021
Taking climate action with biotech ft. Adara Hagman
Taking climate action with biotech ft. Adara Hagman
Adara is a creative disruptor on a mission create a more sustainable future through design and circular systems. In this episode: Sustainability in a nutshell The sustainable future of food Why fashion is a big problem (the way it's done today) Microbial fuel cells to create energy and clean water Advice for youth who want to help solve this problem Resources Adara recommends Work on climate Ellen Macarthur foundation Circular design and biomimicry Connect with Adara LinkedIn Website Twitter @astro_adara
39:18
May 12, 2021
Exponential biotechnology ft. Guido Putignano
Exponential biotechnology ft. Guido Putignano
Guido is the CEO of Yealthy: a startup fostering discoveries to enhance human potential through exponential technology. He is also a futurist, entrepreneur, and Chief Exponential Officer. In this episode: creating bioplastics with people from XPRIZE, quantum biology to cure diseases, using VR and blockchain for biotech research + Guido's top tips on leadership and productivity. Connect with Guido on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guido-putignano/ Follow him on Twitter @GuidoPutignano Follow the 2045 Podcast @2045Podcast on Instagram and Twitter
43:46
April 24, 2021
'Til the Heat Death of the Universe
'Til the Heat Death of the Universe
Main takeaways from Ray Kurzweil's book: The Singularity is Near. In this episode - Why the podcast is called 2045 - Predictions for the XXI century - Why most futurists are wrong - The 3 revolutions: genomics, nanotechnology, robotics - How to thrive in the singularity
47:42
April 16, 2021
LightIR: detecting cancer with light ft. Aaryan Harshith
LightIR: detecting cancer with light ft. Aaryan Harshith
Aaryan is the founder of LightIR, a system to detect cancer during surgery. He is only 15 years old and he is an activator at The Knowledge Society. In this episode: How LightIR works Product development Patents for your inventions Being interested vs being committed to something Follow the podcast @2045Podcast on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Aaryan @AaryanHarshith on Twitter too!
23:30
April 09, 2021
Biohacking is not a crime #2 ft. Josiah Zayner
Biohacking is not a crime #2 ft. Josiah Zayner
Josiah is a leader in biohacking, CEO and founder of The Odin (https://www.the-odin.com), a company that is democratizing bio engineering. In this episode: Cellular agriculture Mental models to innovate Why ideas are worthless Reverse engineering DNA with Machine Learning The future of biotech Follow us @2045Podcast on Twitter and Instagram :)
36:48
March 19, 2021
Biohacking is not a crime #1 ft. Josiah Zayner
Biohacking is not a crime #1 ft. Josiah Zayner
CEO of the-odin.com, mad pirate king of biotech. Josiah Zayner is a leader in the biohacking movement. He has experience in modifying his gut microbiome, genetically modifying himself with CRISPR, creating a coronavirus vaccine, and culturing cells... all DIY and @ home! What you can learn from this episode How and why he started a biotech startup Why and how he started his biotech startup Why medicine continues to be primitive Outcomes of creating a coronavirus vaccine at home Follow Josiah on Twitter @4LOVofScience Follow this podcast on Twitter and Instagram @2045Podcast
30:35
March 08, 2021
Blockchain & ML ft. Alishba Imran
Blockchain & ML ft. Alishba Imran
From learning about blockchain, to how Machine Learning can be used to exponentially accelerate the testing of batteries, problem solving frameworks, and much more... Learn more about Alishba and reach out to her on her website: https://alishbaimran.com
32:06
March 01, 2021
Drug discovery 101 ft. Seyone Chithrananda
Drug discovery 101 ft. Seyone Chithrananda
Seyone is an 18-year old working at the intersection of machine learning and biochemistry, with an impressive background (including working for Fortune 500 companies and interning at a lab at the University of Toronto). 2045 is made for curious people who want to learn about the future, so previous knowledge is not required at all ;) Get in touch with Seyone! Personal website: https://seyonechithrananda.com/about LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/seyone-chithrananda-a5974915b/ Twitter: @SeyoneC
37:51
February 18, 2021
Microfluidics and bio-nanotech #2 ft. Ivonne Lomelí
Microfluidics and bio-nanotech #2 ft. Ivonne Lomelí
Check out the first episode to get more context. Feel free to check out Ivonne's YouTube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgPVl_yPDqMqbCv_xC2hfQ
13:57
February 10, 2021
Microfluidics and bio-nanotech #1 ft. Ivonne Lomelí
Microfluidics and bio-nanotech #1 ft. Ivonne Lomelí
Microfluidics, synthetic biology, research, and startups. This is only half of the episode. Stay tuned for more! Reach out Ivonne @IvonneLomeliL on Twitter and Ivonne Lomeli on LinkedIn :) Follow @2045 Podcast on Instagram and Twitter for more!
36:57
February 05, 2021
Biocomputing #2 ft. Ammielle Wambo & Anna Heck
Biocomputing #2 ft. Ammielle Wambo & Anna Heck
Check out Pt.1 if you haven't yet!
32:39
January 14, 2021
Biocomputing #1 ft. Ammielle Wambo & Anna Heck
Biocomputing #1 ft. Ammielle Wambo & Anna Heck
Anna Heck and Ammielle Wambo share with us everything they know about a mind-blowing technology between the worlds of tech and biology. Is this the end of computing as we know it? Connect with Anna! https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-heck-8310081b8/ Connect with Ammielle! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ammielle-wambo-becker/ Follow us @2045Podcast on Instagram and Twitter ;)
26:51
January 07, 2021
I'm Still Scared
I'm Still Scared
Thoughts about success. First episode of the year!!! Here's the article for this episode: https://sofiash.medium.com/im-still-scared-c2e1d37c0e5e?sk=9e03159cda9ca2f0feeef6db4a4fcef8 Check out Paul Graham's essays now! http://www.paulgraham.com
19:59
January 02, 2021
About education and existence
About education and existence
An episode about biochemical algorithms, the meaning of life, and education Check out the article! https://sofiash.medium.com/the-future-is-now-3-3-86c294d01325?sk=476384fa2a859d6961e56065234be165 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @2045Podcast :)  You can buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-21st-Century-Yuval-Harari/dp/0525512195/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IGPBJGCT3N1&dchild=1&keywords=21+lessons+for+21st+century&qid=1608222509&sprefix=21+less%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-1
19:56
December 17, 2020
Isabella Grandic on 2045+
Isabella Grandic on 2045+
Bonus section of the podcast is out! 6 quick questions about books, mindsets, and "what's next" in less than 10 minutes.  Connect with Izzy, and share share share! @2045Podcast https://isabellagrandic.com
07:36
December 12, 2020
Machine Learning in pharma ft. Mukundh Murthy
Machine Learning in pharma ft. Mukundh Murthy
Taking a new drug to the market can take more than 10 years! AI is about to completely disrupt the way this is done. Maybe you haven't heard about drug discovery with AI, but you can discover what the latest advancements in this field are by listening to this episode ;) Connect with Mukundh! https://www.linkedin.com/in/mukundhmurthy/ Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to know more about the amazing future that awaits us! @2045Podcast
27:36
December 09, 2020
A very dystopian future
A very dystopian future
A very dystopian future be on its way. “The Future is Now” is a compilation of some of the most relevant ideas found in 21 Lessons for the XXI Century, a best selling book by Yuval Noah Harari
12:08
December 04, 2020
Zero to Unicorn ft. Isabella Grandic
Zero to Unicorn ft. Isabella Grandic
A lot of people want to change the world, solve a problem, start a business, invent something... but don't know where to start!  Isabella Grandic is a 17-year-old innovator, who has spoken at +5 conferences around the world, done cultured meat research, and now is working in her organization, EMM (Ending Maternal Mortality) Connect with Izzy! Personal website: https://isabellagrandic.com Project Website: https://emm.health
35:18
November 24, 2020
Nanotech and advanced transportation ft. Venkat Yarlagadda
Nanotech and advanced transportation ft. Venkat Yarlagadda
Do you have to be a genius to be an innovator? What is the education missing? What are the trends to come in advanced transportation? Connect with Venkat!  http://venkatworld.com/# linkedin.com/in/venkat-yarlagadda-7492321a9 Follow the podcast @2045Podcast on Instagram and Twitter to get value everyday!
22:12
November 16, 2020
Robotics & COVID in Brazil ft. Luca Moreira
Robotics & COVID in Brazil ft. Luca Moreira
Luca is an unconventional teenager, founder of 5 startups, and passionate about robotics. In this episode we discuss our perspective around the pandemic in Brazil, online education, and get to know Luca a little more :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us @2045Podcast on IG and Twitter! Connect with Luca on IG @luca_moreira_official
19:40
November 08, 2020
Story of success
Story of success
Want to know what Bill Gates, The Beatles and Hockey players have in common? Why success is sometimes a matter of luck, and exactly how much time it takes to be successful? Read the article here too! https://sofiash.medium.com/what-luck-iq-and-practice-have-to-do-with-success-aabb24051d51 Wanna nominate a guest? (it can be you!) Shoot me a DM @2045Podcast in Twitter and IG! 
10:45
October 26, 2020
When algorithms rule the world
When algorithms rule the world
“The Future is Now” is a compilation of some of the most relevant ideas found in 21 Lessons for the XXI Century, a best selling book by Yuval Noah Harari You can buy the book here Or check Yuval's website Follow @2045Podcast on Twitter to stay tuned with the future ;)
20:53
October 15, 2020
Synthetic Biology in a Nutshell ft. Michael Trinh
Synthetic Biology in a Nutshell ft. Michael Trinh
Michael Trinh is an undergraduate researcher at the University of Toronto. He's worked on projects related to synthetic biology and immunology, including a white paper to treat COVID-19. Learn more about the future of synbio and don't forget to check out Michael's website http://michaeltrinh.ca !
26:35
October 06, 2020
4 steps to hack Your brain
4 steps to hack Your brain
Are you looking to improve your performance by creating more effective habits, or getting rid of non-effective ones? In this episode I share many action items that you can start implementing right away to make a difference in your life. Backed by the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, this is a great episode, no matter if you've already read the book. If you're more into reading, you can find similar content in this article.
16:18
September 28, 2020
Longevity in a Nutshell ft. Nina Khera
Longevity in a Nutshell ft. Nina Khera
🧬 Why we age, action items to increase our healthspan, resources to get started in the field, including building a longevity startup. Connect with Nina! Resources: Longevity FAQs, Laura Deming, Lifespan book
20:27
September 20, 2020
Bioinformatics and COVID in India ft. Sriya Chintalapalli
Bioinformatics and COVID in India ft. Sriya Chintalapalli
Part of the “World” and “Innovation” sections of the podcast. Sriya Chintalapalli shares her perspective on this pandemic, her knowledge of bioinformatics as a 16-year-old and some inspiring tips for ambitious people (especially teens). Connect with her -> https://twitter.com/SriyaC_
23:52
September 13, 2020
Consumers vs creators
Consumers vs creators
Spoiler: it’s our fault. Get some takeaways on how to use technology to YOUR advantage. Stop wasting your time and know that being an influencer isn’t really a "bad thing" Check out this article talking about the topic
10:09
September 06, 2020
A Masterguide to Think and Succeed
A Masterguide to Think and Succeed
Main takeaways of the book “Think and Grow Rich“, made for those who don’t necessarily want to become millionaires . Will you try this method? Have you already? Follow @2045Podcast on Instagram and Twitter :)
14:05
August 30, 2020
Waking up with purpose?
Waking up with purpose?
My experience with this cliché phrase 
05:54
August 22, 2020
ZERO
ZERO
Who is Sofi, what this podcast is about (in detail), its purpose and more...
04:49
August 11, 2020