Elsa Sotiriadis (Solaris)
Elsa is a synthetic biologist, futurist and science fiction writer interested in fixing the world by hacking the code of life. As a venture capital investor, she helped build and launch 25 pioneering biotech startups and during her PhD. at Imperial College London, she worked on making DNA nanorobots to stop the growth of cancer. As a ‘Bio-Futurist’ she has helped iconic global tech company’s turn science fiction into reality by exploring how future computer parts won’t be manufactured but grown – with biology.