Elsa Sotiriadis PhD
Elsa Sotiriadis PhD, otherwise known as The Biofuturist, is the chief futurist and director of RebelBio UK of the VC firm SOSV. She has helped build 25 breakthrough deep-tech startups so far to bring innovations in medicine, food, energy and sustainability to benefit billions of people.
Elsa Sotiriadis PhD delivers an interactive experience like no other, evidenced by the time she became a ‘cyborg’ live on stage to trigger a genomic orchestra just by hand swipe.
Elsa's background is shaped by international PhD in synthetic biology from Imperial College London and Hong Kong University, for which she founded a 'cancer moonshot' project on programmable DNA as anticancer agents. She has won multiple awards, including from MIT and the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
A highly sought-after, international keynote and tech speaker, Elsa brings a unique expertise to audiences with her experience in emerging technologies and disruptive innovation.
She has also co-lead a futurism study and provided strategic advisory on innovation technologies to governments and F500 companies.
In her spare time, Elsa writes science fiction, with one work becaming a #8 UK Amazon Bestseller. She has also published critically acclaimed poetry and her maintstream work has been featured in publications like Singularity Hub.
Elsa has a diverse spread of topics she brings to the table, which include; How digital biology is changing the world around us, The 10 boldest, inspiring technology breakthroughs that define the future, Science Fiction meets Health, How to inspire bold visions and build products that change the world, fast, Digitizing Humanity and Future Foods.