Distinguished Researcher & Synbio Engineer,
- Key Concepts:
- Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Interfaces
- Practical Tools:
- Autodesk interfaces, genome editing software, etc.
Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science. He is also the co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative, the world’s first cooperative biotechnology company, which is aiming to make open source viral therapies for cancer. He is a fellow at the University of Ottawa, Institute for Science, Society, and Policy and the former co-chair of bioinformatics and biotechnology at Singularity University.
Andrew is one of the first humans to synthetically engineer a virus. He sees scientists in biology of today as pioneers and explorers - more interested in documenting and analysing. He sees the role of engineers as knowing that they can build and shape these systems with intention.
“Every 3D printer grows up wanting to be a cell.”