Originally Aired: April 19, 2023
Time: 9:00 am PT, 12:00 pm ET, 17:00 CET


The synbio field, a key player in the bioeconomy, is taking on some of today’s biggest challenges—from developing and manufacturing sustainable materials to helping solve the climate crisis. What is some of the hottest synbio research right now and where is the industry going?

On this episode of GEN Live, John Cumbers, PhD, CEO of SynBioBeta and Shelby Newsad, PhD, Investor at the Venture Capital firm Compound, joined us for a broad discussion on the state of synbio—where the field is now and where it’s heading. We also previewed the SynBioBeta meeting in May in Oakland, CA—including agenda highlights, the most anticipated talks, and the companies most likely to be breaking big news!


John Cumbers, PhD
John Cumbers, PhD
Shelby Newsad
Shelby Newsad, PhD