Andrew Hessel: Writing chromosomes with code

Autodesk Distinguished Researcher Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science. Andrew is a key member of the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter group at Autodesk Research. 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.


Kári Stefánsson: Decoding genetics

Kari Stefansson

Dr. Kári Stefánsson is recognized as a leading figure in human genetics who studies the fuzzy relationship between genetic mutations and environmental factors.

“Where is the line of distinction between nature and nurture? Where is the line of distinction between genes and environment? It really doesn’t exist.”