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Grow Everything reveals the world of biology as technology. Hosts Erum Khan and Karl Schmieder interview leaders and influencers biologizing industries with tools like synthetic biology, precision fermentation, bioprospecting, and more. These companies make biomaterials from waste, cosmetics that restore healthy hair and skin, and delicious cultivated foods in a bioreactor and so much more. Join us as we discuss the latest and greatest across biotech, synbio, entrepreneurship, and culture an ...
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Episode Description: Jackie Amable, CEO and co-founder of Matereal, shares her groundbreaking journey in revolutionizing the materials industry through sustainable innovation. She takes us right into the heart of environmental justice and technological advancements by laying out the story behind her venture into developing eco-friendly alternatives…
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Episode Description: Elizabeth Reynolds, Managing Director of Starburst Aerospace’s US business, takes us into the fascinating intersection of space exploration and biotechnology, discussing how advancements in space can propel innovations on Earth. Elizabeth explains the challenges of sustaining human life during long-duration space missions and t…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum are diving into the world of Squitex, an innovative fabric born from the unique properties of squid teeth, with Melik Demirel, co-founder of Tandem Repeat and Huck endowed chair professor at Penn State. Melik shares his journey from exploring the depths of protein science to pioneering a sustainable solution that …
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum take us into the nuanced world of networking within the biotech industry. They provide a fascinating look at the dos and don'ts of networking, illustrated through Erum's candid sharing of a cringeworthy recent networking event experience. Beyond just the mechanics, Karl and Erum explain the importance of offering …
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Episode Description: Today we are discussing the innovative intersection of synthetic biology and blockchain technology with Albert Anis, the visionary behind ValleyDAO. Anis shares his ambitious dream of creating a bioeconomy that is not owned by any single entity but is collectively governed by a community. Through the lens of ValleyDAO, we explo…
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Episode Description: Dr. Tara Shirvani shares her rich knowledge about the transformative power of synthetic biology across various sectors, far beyond its roots in pharmaceuticals. With a passionate discussion ranging from the potential of algae biofuels to the innovative approaches towards addressing the climate crisis, Tara paints a vivid pictur…
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Episode Description: Ross McBee, co-founder and CSO of TomTex, takes us into the innovative world of biomaterials, showcasing his commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. By turning waste shrimp shells into versatile, biodegradable materials, McBee is not just proposing an alternative to traditional textiles but is pioneering a futu…
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Episode Description: Edward Shenderovich, a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary in the biomanufacturing space, takes us through his journey into the heart of biotechnology and its potential to reshape industries. Edward discusses the inception of Synonym and its mission to revolutionize biomanufacturing by creating a cloud infrastructure that accel…
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Episode Description: Julia Marsh of Sway discusses the revolutionary potential of seaweed in addressing the pervasive issue of plastic pollution. With a focus on sustainable packaging solutions, Marsh highlights how Sway leverages the natural properties of seaweed to create compostable, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic. Through a bl…
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Episode Description: Imagine a world where you could store all the data ever created in a drop of water. Sounds impossible, right? But that's exactly what Kyle Tomek, the visionary behind DNA data storage, is working on. In this episode, we have the privilege of talking to Tomek about his groundbreaking technology that could revolutionize how we pr…
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Episode Description: How can biotechnology transform the world and beyond? That's the question that John Cumbers, a biotech visionary and entrepreneur, explores in this episode of the podcast. He reveals how biotechnology is merging with other sectors, such as space exploration, and how synthetic biology is reshaping the future. He also discusses h…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum explore the pioneering world of biomaterials through the lens of the Biofabricate 2024 conference. Karl shares his insights from a decade of witnessing the growth and evolution of this sector, emphasizing the significant environmental impact of the fashion industry and the transformative potential of biotech solut…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum join forces with Shilei Zhang from Solar Foods to explore a groundbreaking venture in the realm of sustainable food technology. Zhang introduces an inventive method of producing protein powder directly from carbon dioxide, showcasing a potential game-changer in the fight against climate change. They dive deep into…
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Episode Description: Karl Scmieder and Erum Azeez-Khan welcome Ginger Dosier, an architect-turned-biotech innovator, and the co-founder of Biomason, to the Grow Everything podcast. With a rich background that intertwines experiences at NASA and a deep passion for sustainable building materials, Ginger shares her groundbreaking work in developing bi…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum, discuss the nuances of India's biotech scene, highlighting its innovative ventures and the unique challenges they face. They uncover insights from key players in the industry and discusses the global implications of India's biotech advancements. They shed light on the fascinating concept of 'Juggad' – a creative …
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Join Karl and Erum on the latest episode of Grow Everything as they explore the intersection of climate tech and biotech with Kristin Ellis of Lowercarbon Capital. From discussing the impact of biotech in the media to the future of climate tech and its impact on the job market, this episode covers a wide range of exciting topics. Tune in to hear ab…
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Episode Description: We reflect on our first year of podcasting and share some of the things we learned, enjoyed, and appreciated about biotech. We discuss some of the themes and topics that emerged from our conversations with biotech leaders, such as the complexity and diversity of biology, the challenges and opportunities of scaling bioproduction…
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Welcome to this weeks recap of Grow Everything, where we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of soil health and the incredible power of engineering organisms. Karl and Erum are joined by the amazing Nicole Richards, a 28-year veteran in the chemical space and CEO of Allonnia. Nicole shares her valuable insights on how biology can be harness…
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Episode Description: Seth Yakatan brings his extensive expertise to the table, offering a nuanced exploration of the evolving landscape in the cannabis and biotechnology industries. With a focus on the latest market dynamics, he unpacks the complexities and opportunities currently shaping these sectors. Seth delves deeply into the crucial aspects o…
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Episode Description: We dive into the dynamic intersection of biotechnology and venture capital with our guest Julie Wolf. From her transition from a microbiologist to a venture capitalist, Julie sheds light on the nuances of investing in biotech startups, the impact of synthetic biology, and the transformative role of AI in the field. Her journey …
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum are joined by Gabe and Samet to discuss alternative proteins and the meat market. They highlight the significance of storytelling in biotech to expand the market and the role of early adopters in this process. The conversation touches on the environmental impact of animal agriculture and the advantages of alternat…
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Episode Description: Alex Rosay of Cascade Biocatalysts joins us as we delve into the groundbreaking realm of enzyme technology and its transformative impact on various industries. We navigate through the innovative world of cell-free biotechnological solutions, highlighting how these advancements are revolutionizing traditional fermentation proces…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum engage with Natsai Chieza, visionary leader at Faber Futures, to navigate the evolving landscape of biodesign where the organic intricacies of biology meet the transformative capabilities of technology. We delve into the nuances of integrating bioproducts seamlessly into everyday life, reflect on the renewed appre…
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Episode Description: We delve into the transformative world of biotechnology, with a special focus on the production of collagen and its implications for sustainability and wellness. Stephanie Michelsen, shares her insights on the fragility of supply chains revealed by the COVID pandemic and the biotech industry's response. We explore the ethical d…
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Episode Description: Dive into a riveting exploration of the intricate dance between science, art, and the animal microbiome. Aaron Schacht delves deep into the transformative power of the microbiome in shaping animal health, the innovative strides in drug development, and the mesmerizing blend of genetics and artistry. From the challenges in lives…
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Episode Description: Dive deep into the transformative world of biotechnology as we explore the potential of genetic variants, the future of food engineering, and the controversies surrounding GMOs. Kevin Folta sheds light on the power of genome sequences in predicting health predispositions and the revolutionary changes in the agricultural sector.…
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Episode Description: Paul Shapiro joins Karl and Erum to delve into a world where science and speculation collide. The episode sails through the fascinating journey of fungi protein production, exploring the intricacies of utilizing alternative feedstocks and the financial challenges faced by the cultivated meat industry. Amidst the scientific disc…
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Episode Description: Vishaal Bhuyan is a seasoned expert in biotechnology, risk management, and the agricultural sector, bringing a wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking to the table. With a keen eye for identifying and solving problems through technology, Vishaal Bhuyan has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategies that mar…
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Episode Description: We dive into a myriad of topics ranging from the advancements in vaccine development to the revolutionary convergence of synthetic biology and AI. Michael Specter shares profound insights on the state of science, societal trust, and the transformative power of sustainability. They discuss technological achievements, the essence…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum dive deep into the world of AI regulation, genetic modification, and the impact of cinema on societal perceptions. With insights from Zara Summers the Chief Science Officer at LanzaTech, we explore the challenges and opportunities presented by exponential technologies and the importance of biodiversity conservatio…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum sit down with the Co-Founder and CEO of Keel Labs, Tessa Callaghan, diving deep into a world where personal memories intertwine with global challenges. From the nostalgic streets of Switzerland to the pressing concerns of the Pacific garbage patch, the trio embarks on a journey that touches on the intricacies of f…
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Episode Description: We get into the innovative world of cellular programming, exploring its potential in revolutionizing meat production with companies like Meatable at the forefront. We also touch upon the controversial Oxycontin epidemic, shedding light on Purdue Pharmaceuticals' aggressive marketing strategies. Mark Kotter, offers invaluable in…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum dive into the fascinating world of biotechnology and explore the endless possibilities that biology offers. From leveraging unique biochemical processes found in animals and microbes to developing adaptive sunscreen and innovative applications, we uncover how biology can enhance our daily lives. We also discuss th…
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Episode Description: We dive deep into the fascinating intersection of science fiction and real-world innovation. Sabriya Stukes, shares her journey from a microbiologist researching tuberculosis and HIV to the fast-paced world of startups and business. We explore the "Science Fiction Idea Bank," a reservoir of futuristic concepts that have inspire…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum sit down with Ben Novak to delve deep into the world of biotechnology and its potential to Revive and Restore extinct species. From the dramatic decline of the passenger pigeon to the innovative efforts of conservation through biotechnology, the conversation touches on the challenges and promises of using science …
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum discuss the mission of their podcast, Grow Everything, which aims to bring biotechnology into the mainstream and shed light on the impact of biotech innovations. They reflect on the inspiration behind starting the podcast and the importance of sharing conversations about biotech and science storytelling. Karl and …
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Episode Description: Jocelynn Pearl, a life scientist, podcast host, and advocate for decentralized science, joins Karl and Erum to discuss the future of biotech and the exciting developments happening in the field. Jocelynn shares her experiences in gene editing, specifically with zinc fingers and TALENs, and how the advent of CRISPR has revolutio…
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Episode Description: Karl and Erum interview Eduardo Abeliuk, CEO and co-founder of Teselagen. Teselagen is a software-based automation platform for the biotech industry. Eduardo shares his background in computational biology and how it led him to create Teselagen. He explains how the platform helps biologists and engineers streamline the design, b…
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Episode Description: In the latest Grow Everything podcast episode, hosts Karl and Erum explore the exciting world of biotechnology, sustainability, and healthcare with Josh Robinson, CEO of Cocoon Bioscience. The trio delve into the pivotal role of small-scale production in diverse sectors, such as semiconductors and biology, hinting at the revolu…
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Episode Description: In this of the Grow Everything podcast, Karl and Erum sit down with Nathan Pumplin, a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology and food innovation. They delve into the fascinating world of genetically modified foods, with a special focus on a unique purple tomato. The conversation explores the intersection of biotechnology and…
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In this episode of Grow Everything, Karl and Erum are joined by Ali Wing, the founder of Oobli, a biotech consumer product ingredient company. As someone with a background in consumer products, Ali shares unique insights into how she approaches building a successful business. She emphasizes the importance of embracing failure and being adaptable in…
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Episode Description: In this episode of Grow Everything, Karl and Erum are joined by Alex Lorestani, CEO and Co-Founder of Geltor. We dive into the innovative world of collagen proteins, their applications in the beauty and food industries, and the future of sustainable product development. We discuss the importance of inclusivity in product develo…
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Episode Description: In this episode of Grow Everything, hosts Karl and Erum are joined by Linnea Fletcher, a passionate scientist with a PhD in biochemistry and a strong advocate for biotech education at the community college level. Linnea discusses the importance of education and its intersection with biotechnology, recognizing the growing signif…
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Episode Description: In this episode of the Grow Everything Biotech Podcast, Karl and Erum are joined by Stephanie Culler, the CEO of Persephone Biosciences. They delve into the captivating world of the microbiome and its profound implications for our health and well-being. Stephanie explores various aspects of the microbiome, such as the keystone …
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Episode Description:In this episode of Grow Everything, Karl and Erum are joined by Andrew Hessel, co-founder of Humane Genomics, for an engaging discussion on various topics related to genomics and technology. They explore the intriguing concept of reverse genome sequencing and its potential applications. The conversation also delves into the urge…
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Episode Description: In this episode of Grow Everything, Karl and Erum are joined by Nili Ostrov, co-founder of Cultivarium, as they explore the fascinating world of biotechnology. They discuss the challenges of working with new organisms, the importance of community in biotech, and the need for resources to be available for non-model microbes. The…
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Episode Description:In this episode of the Grow Everything podcast, Karl and Erum discuss the exciting advancements in biotech and highlight key moments from previous episodes. They emphasize the importance of sustainable practices and the positive impact biotechnology can have on the environment. They invite listeners to tune in to their podcast a…
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Episode Description: In this episode of Grow Everything, Karl and Erum interview Suveen Sahib, the founder of K18 Hair, a biotech-forward hair care company. They explore the intersection of biotechnology and the hair care industry, emphasizing the need for innovative solutions that work with human biology. They also discuss the long-term effects of…
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Episode Description: In this episode of the Grow Everything podcast, hosts Karl and Erum are joined by Gabe and Samet to discuss alternative proteins and the meat market. They highlight the significance of storytelling in biotech to expand the market and the role of early adopters in this process. The conversation touches on the environmental impac…
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Episode Description: In this episode of Grow Everything, Eben Bayer, the Founder of Ecovative, joins Erum and Karl to discuss the intersection of biotech, sustainability, and business growth. He emphasizes the importance of aligning business with mission building, focusing on mycelium and adventure studio to promote sustainability and growth. They …
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