Chief Scientific Officer at Eden Brew, Australia
Dr. Vickers is Chief Scientific Officer at Eden Brew, an animal free dairy company. She has worked in basic and applied R&D in academia, government, research, and industry for over 20 years. From 2017-2022, she was Director of CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, a highly collaborative cross-disciplinary R&D program aimed at expanding Australia’s synthetic biology capability and building a national synthetic biology-based industry. She is co-chair of the WEF Synthetic Biology Global Future Council and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Isoprenoids/Terpenes. She has Adjunct Professor positions at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
Academia session: Biotechnology - How is it shaping our future?
Moderator and chair of the session: Dr. Jelena Begović, Director of Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE) and Full Research Professor
Business session: Accelerating innovation
Moderator and chair of the session: Prof. Robert C. Wolcott, Co-Founder and Chairman of The World Innovation Network (TWIN) and Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Booth School of Business at University of Chicago & Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University