[Media Coverage] Biotech Connection Singapore and Joyful Frog Digital Incubator – Happy Hour Networking Event: Genome Editing



Organized by Biotech Connection Singapore and Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) Asia on Friday, 10 April 2015

18:30 to 21:30 (SGT)

at JFDI’s launch pad, Block 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139951.

f68184e1-4972-468b-b60a-ea62fa3d3fdfBiotech Connection Singapore along with JFDI Asia organized a Happy Hour Networking Event featuring Genome Editing. Genome Editing is the only startup from East Asia which was shortlisted for the semi-finals of OneStart Europe 2015 business plan competition.

Genome Editing
Genome Editing

The founding team of Genome Editing (all are PhD students at NTU) include:

Harshyaa Makhija is a co-inventor of this genome editing technology and the four PhD students, as mentioned above, are the co-founders of the technology – Genome Engineering through site-specific recombination. They presented it in the UK in the semi-finals of OneStart Europe 2015 business plan competition.

The networking event was a good place to meet a varied group of people, involved in research, startups, investments etc. The event was held at JFDI’s launch pad in Block 71 (famous for housing startups in Singapore).

The event had an open mic session in which many co-founders of startups showcased their companies and shared a few thoughts. This was followed by a Panel Discussion with the founders of Genome Editing. Numerous questions were brought forward by the audience on the technique of genome editing.

The session ended with free & easy networking.

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Scientist-entrepreneur-manager-journalist: -Co-founder, Author; Former Assistant Editor and Director, Biotechin.Asia, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd.; -Founder & CEO, SciGlo (www.sciglo.com); -Programme Management Officer, SBIC, A*STAR (former Research Fellow). --Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She worked on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle for a decade from 2006-2016. She is currently working as a Programme Management Officer handling projects and grants at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Earlier to this she was a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group at SBIC. Sandhya was also the Vice President and Publicity Chair of A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc Society) (2014-2016). Recently she founded a platform for scientists - SciGlo (www.sciglo.com) and is a startup mentor at Vertical VC (Finland). She is an ardent lover of science and enjoys globe trotting and good vegetarian food.