Programmable Biology: Conversations over Dinner & Drinks in London

BlueYard Capital
2 min readOct 2, 2023

As new tooling, entrepreneurial accessibility and AI continue to unlock evolution’s algorithms, programmable biology is moving from vision to reality at increasing speed.

To foster conversations and share insights, we have teamed up with EQT and Obvious Ventures and are pleased to be hosting an intimate, invite-only dinner for founders, scientists, and investors in London at 6pm on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023.

The final agenda is below and we look forward to an evening of stimulating conversations.

Agenda & Speakers:

18:00: Arrival, Cocktails and Canapés

18:25: Redemption for the Original Sin: How AI will Impact Science and Society. Short Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion (moderated by Jason Palmer, The Economist)

  • Evgeny Morozov: Author, Researcher, and Founder and Publisher of The Syllabus
  • Angela Aristidou: Lecturer, UCL School of Management, and Digital Fellow (Faculty Affiliate) at Stanford University’s Digital Economy Lab
  • Alan Winfield: Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE Bristol, Honorary Professor at the University of York, and Associate Fellow in the Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

19:00: The Past, Present and Future of Automation Driven Biology. Short Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion (moderated by Mariola Szenk, BlueYard)

  • Erika DeBenedictis: PI, Biodesign Laboratory, Francis Crick Institute, London Founder @ Align to Innovate
  • Simon Kohl: Founder @ Latent Labs, ex-DeepMind (AlphaFold2)
  • Patrick Schwab: Senior Director, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and Head of the Biomedical AI group at

19:30: Dinner & Conversations

Interested in joining us? We’ve saved a few seats for entrepreneurs, scientists, and students / curious minds. Kindly RSVP here and we’ll be in touch with further details.

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