10 episodes

Did you know that we can build bricks made by bacteria, produce foods from captured carbon, cure life-threatening genetic diseases, design and grow sustainable, animal-free leathers and furs, restore polluted waterways with microbes, and even print DNA?


Take a deep dive into the science and innovators behind these technologies and hear how the future is being built with biology. 


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Did you know that we can build bricks made by bacteria, produce foods from captured carbon, cure life-threatening genetic diseases, design and grow sustainable, animal-free leathers and furs, restore polluted waterways with microbes, and even print DNA?


Take a deep dive into the science and innovators behind these technologies and hear how the future is being built with biology. 


Never miss an episode! Subscribe to the Built with Biology Podcast today on your favorite podcast platform.

    How Will DNA Make Our Future?

    How Will DNA Make Our Future?

    DNA powers the bioeconomy. These fundamental molecules enable us to re-program cells to produce sustainable materials and medicines. But reprogramming cells requires specific sequences of DNA that don't exist in nature--we have to make them ourselves. If that sounds easy, this episode will change your mind!


    Thomas Ybert, co-founder and CEO of DNA Script joins the show for a brilliant discussion on how we make DNA, what role it plays in COVID testing, producing DNA in future outbreak zones, DNA data storage and the impending Armageddon of Data.

    • 42 min
    Program a Cell, Cure a Disease: Meet the Future of Medicine

    Program a Cell, Cure a Disease: Meet the Future of Medicine

    What if we could create any cell in the human body? Imagine the diseases we might treat, the bones we could heal, and the nerves we could repair. One day, we might even be able to replace blood banks. This future is much closer than you might think.


    Mark Kotter, the founder and CEO of bit.bio joins the show for an inspiring discussion about how breakthrough technologies could offer hope to patients with untreatable conditions and what the future of medicine could look like.

    • 40 min
    Deep Tech and Synthetic Biology - The Big Picture

    Deep Tech and Synthetic Biology - The Big Picture

    We know life is busy - it's a challenge to keep up with the biggest trends and technologies shaping our world. So we've edited this special episode to give you the snapshot you need to understand what Deep Tech is, its role in synthetic biology, and how these technologies could build our future.


    On the go? No problem! Here's all you need to know in 20 minutes.


    From the Deep Tech Mission at Boston Consulting Group, John Paschkewitz (Partner and Associate Director) and Nico Goeldel (Project Leader) join the show for a special look into the technological forces, mindsets, and challenges shaping our future.

    • 22 min
    Meet the Future: Deep Tech and SynBio

    Meet the Future: Deep Tech and SynBio

    "Deep Tech," today's hottest technology buzzwords. But what is deep tech? How does it relate to building with biology? What will it take for deep tech innovations to make a positive impact in our world?


    From the Deep Tech Mission at Boston Consulting Group, John Paschkewitz (Partner and Associate Director) and Nico Goeldel (Project Leader) join the show for a special look into the technological forces, mindsets, and challenges shaping our future.

    • 41 min
    How Do We Design Biology? Get Ready to Be Surprised!

    How Do We Design Biology? Get Ready to Be Surprised!

    Biology is spectacularly complex. Even when we think we know which genes produce and control which proteins, we find out there are entire sections of the genome we still don’t understand! So, what kind of mindset does it take to find the solutions to problems that have infinite answers?


    Patrick Westfall, Senior Director of the Microbe Group at Inscripta, joins to show to explore rational versus irrational biology design and share the tools and mindsets that can help us build more successfully with biology! 

    • 37 min
    What Makes CRISPR Like a Movie Star?

    What Makes CRISPR Like a Movie Star?

    CRISPR gene editing is one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 21st century. But how does it work and what can it do? What kind of power--and responsibility--comes with the ability to edit 10,000 genes?


    Nandini Krishnamurthy, the VP of Microbial Business Area at Inscripta, joins the show for a vision-casting episode about what we can build with CRISPR, from sustainable food production to advanced medicines, equitable distribution of resources, and, of course, Oscar-winning movies starring Meryl Streep! Tune in to get inspired for all that we can build with biology.

    • 33 min

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