Speaker Profile

Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, Director of Twist Bioscience
Biography

As an early pioneer in the high throughput synthesis and sequencing of DNA, Dr. Leproust is disrupting the process of gene synthesis to enable the exponential growth of synthetic biology applications in multiple fields including medicine, DNA data storage, agricultural biology and industrial chemicals. She has been named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers for fast-tracking the building blocks of life, and Fast Company named her one of the Most Creative People in Business for synthesizing DNA faster than ever. Dr. Leproust has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers – many on the applications of synthetic DNA – and is the author of numerous patents. She earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Houston and her M.Sc. in industrial chemistry from the Lyon School of Industrial Chemistry in France.

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