Somaiya Vidyavihar announces 2nd edition of Darwin

Mumbai, Nov 3 (UNI) Darwin, an International Conference and India’s Biggest Evolutionary Movement in Biology is back with its second edition. An initiative of Somaiya Vidyavihar, the international conference is organized by Bioriidl, an extension of Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (riidl), a not for profit organization under Somaiya Trust.

The virtual conference will be held from 2nd December 2020 to 5th December 2020. All the biology enthusiasts can register to be a part of the revolutionary conference at The last date for registration is 15th November 2020.

The conference will encompass Research Symposium, a platform for researchers to exhibit their research papers; Virtual Workshops, to provide Do-It-Yourself biology experiences and an insight into various advances and technologies in the biotechnology field; Panel Discussions; Talk Sessions and Virtual Tours to various institutes and labs to make the attendees understand the global innovation culture.

Renowned genetics expert, Prof. George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute and the director of, will be giving the keynote speech at the conference. Other speakers include industry experts like Dr. Jason Kelly, Co-Founder & CEO, Ginkgo Bioworks, Dr. Jaden J. A. Hastings, CEO, Analogs LLC, Dr. Amy Dickman, Kaplan Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Mr. Joe Davis, Artist Scientist, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kate Adamala, Co-Founder, Synlife, Coordinator, Build-a-Cell Synthetic cell community, Dr. Thomas Landrain, Co-Founder & CEO, JOGL, and Ms. Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome.

To enlighten the attendees, three panel discussions are scheduled over the four-day conference.

Evolution of Viruses leading to Pandemics Panellists – Prof. Eduardo Gotuzzo, Principal prof, Dept of Medicine & Director of the “Alexander von Humboldt”, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, Peru, and Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security along with the moderator, Mr. Robert Ramírez García, Ph.D. Scholar at Monash – Warwick Alliance

Role of Community Biolabs to promote Open Science Panellists – Dr. David Sun Kong, Director, Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Mr. Salman Promon Khan, CEO, Mechamind, Mr. Otim Geoffrey, Founder & CEO, SynBio Africa, and Mr. Beno Juarez, Co-Director, Fab Lab Lima with the moderator, Ms. Carolyn Angleton, Co Founder, ARC-BAC.

Sustainability and Feasibility of Biomaterials Panellists – Ms. Lara Campos, Artist, Designer, Researcher & Maker; Biomateriality, Mr. Craig Trester, Mycologist, MYC.NYC, and Dr. Florian Graichen, Scion’s General Manager, Forests to Biobased Products with the moderator, Mr. Salman Promon Khan, CEO, Mechamind

Ms. Bhavna Pandya, Innovation Catalyst, riidl & Head, Bioriidl says, “After the success of the first edition of Darwin last year, we are delighted and thrilled to bring Darwin 2020 for the biology enthusiasts. Darwin is one of its kind in the field of biology that encourages innovation and provides a platform to connect bio-enthusiasts from across the globe.


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