At the event, you can experience an exciting discussion between BioInnovation Institute’s CEO, Jens Nielsen and Dr. Arnold about how excellence in science impacts innovation. They will touch upon topics like the importance of mentorship in science, how you ensure excellence, and why translation of science is important.
Dr. Arnold is a devoted scientist and entrepreneur. Apart from her impressing academic career, she has founded two companies, is the co-inventor on over 40 patents and has functioned as a corporate advisor for a number of large companies, and is a part of the corporate board of the genomics company Illumina Inc..
Program of the day:
14.30-15.00 Doors open
15.00-15.05 Introduction by Jens Nielsen, CEO of BioInnovation Institute
15.05-15.45 Interview of Dr. Frances Arnold by Jens Nielsen
15.45-16.00 Q&A session
16.00-16.45 Informal networking and closing reception.
Please note, that the event has free admittance with 100 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.
About Dr. Frances Arnold
Arnold was born on July 25, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1979 and her graduate degree in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley in 1985. She joined Caltech as a visiting associate in 1986 and was named professor in 1996. In 2000, she was named the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; she became the Linus Pauling Professor in 2017. In 2013, she became the director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at Caltech. She has received numerous awards, including the Millennium Prize. In 2018, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the directed evolution of enzymes”, making her the fifth woman to receive the award in its 117 years of existence, and the first American woman.
About the Talks on the Square event series
‘Talks on the Square’ is an event series by BioInnovation Institute (BII) with a key focus on spreading ideas and knowledge in life science entrepreneurship to inspire researchers to bring science out of the lab and into the economy. The events feature high-level international speakers with topics that emphasize innovations and inspirational topics within biotech, medtech and pharma. Talks on the Square are hosted at The Square event space of the BII facilities in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS) in Copenhagen.