As the industry changes and evolves, we rely on the expertise of the best and brightest minds in the industrial biotech and food and agriculture community to help us create a strategic forward-thinking event. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide input and guidance to BIO regarding the BIO IMPACT Ag & Environment Conference and to help guide the development of a program that showcases a broad range of topics to attendees and other industry stakeholders at the conference, reflecting emerging trends and issues.

Alex Beliaev, Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rachel Betts, Assistant General Counsel, BASF

Steven Brody, Global Director Regulatory Government Affairs, Genus plc

Tom Browne, Principal, Tom Browne and Associates

Jonathan Burbaum, Principal, Gnosys, Inc.

Michael Burns, Head of Americas, Biomass, Novozymes

Michael Chae, Program Manager - Bressler Lab, University of Alberta

Doug Cole, Director of Marketing and Biotech Affairs, Simplot Plant Sciences

Robin Deacle, Vice President, Corporate Communications, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

James Diggans, Director, Bioinformatics and Biosecurity, Twist Bioscience

Doug Edgeton, President and CEO, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Iain Gilmore, Business Development Manager, Johnson Matthey

Lori Giver, Vice President, Biological Engineering, Calysta

Valerie Harmon, President, Harmon Consulting Inc.

James Iademarco, President, Strategic Avalanche Consulting

Peter Jackman, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Michael Koepke, Director, Synthetic Biology, LanzaTech

James LaMarta, Regulatory Affairs- Sr. Manager, DSM

Sabreena Larson, Director of Commercial Operations, Acceligen

Daniel MacEachran, Head of Open Innovation, Renewable Chemicals and Materials, Braskem

Manjusri Misra, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

Sagadevan Mundree, Professor and Director, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, Queensland University of Technology

Kirsten Skala, External Engagement Specialist, Novozymes

Christopher Smith, Director of Strain Development, Gevo

Sam Taylor, President, North Carolina Biosciences Organization

Bhima Vijayendran, Managing Partner, Redwood Innovation Partners LLC

Mark Walton, Vice-President, Regulatory and Research, AquaBounty

Audra Wendt, Senior Marketing Manager, Cargill

Roger Wyse, Founder, Managing Partner, Spruce Capitol Partners

BIO IMPACT Program Overview

From innovations in food and on the farm, to biobased manufacturing and green energy breakthroughs, BIO IMPACT is an unmatched platform to share advances in biotechnology bringing solutions to challenges facing agriculture and our environment. Join us as we focus on the global challenges of addressing climate change, driving sustainability, strengthening the bioeconomy, and spurring international development.

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Jocelyn Moratzka
Education Coordinator, BIO