Areas of Expertise
GGC-Health • GGC-Food • Biotech • Digital Biology • Longevity
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life “”biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture”” is affecting every one of us. He is known for using storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now.
Raymond is Chair of Biology at Singularity University, Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech—a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIY bio hobbyists, and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage. As part of the team that developed next-generation DNA sequencing at Illumina, he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics. His work and story have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, and Nature.
Raymond’s postgraduate work includes studies at Texas A&M University, Stanford, and UC Berkeley in electrical engineering, computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology. Past employers include Genomera, Illumina, Ingenuity Systems, TANSTAAFL Media, QIAGEN, Viatel, NASA, and other federal agencies. Raymond develops and advises a variety of companies and organizations, including Genomera (crowd-sourced clinical trials), Vecoy Nanomedicines (synthetic biology anti-virus platform), Androcyte (longevity research), and Nanokit (DNA origami).
The Biotechnology Century | Raymond McCauley | Singularity University Global Summit
Biotech | Ask an Expert | Singularity University
Coming of Age in the Biotech Century | TEDxBerlin
We review advances in genomics, genetic engineering, cellular agriculture, systems biology, and personalized medicine. Tools once restricted to biotechnology professionals are democratizing, becoming more like personal computers and smartphones, and appearing everywhere. What does this mean for our jobs, our families, our lives, and ourselves? And what’s coming next?
Digital Biology: Hacking DNA for Fun & Profit
We review advances in genomics, genetic engineering, cellular agriculture, systems biology, and personalized medicine. Tools once restricted to biotechnology professionals are democratizing, becoming more like personal computers and smartphones, and appearing everywhere. What does this mean for our jobs, our food, our families, our lives, and ourselves? And what’s coming next?
Biotechnology is an exploding field. Since the completion of the human genome project in 2001, genetics has been transformed into a digital information technology, becoming faster, easier, and cheaper, year after year. These advances drive innovations to medicine, agriculture, energy, materials, and more, with world-changing ramifications. Tools once restricted to biotech professionals are democratizing, becoming more like personal computers and smartphones, and appearing everywhere. Plus, we are living longer than ever before, and longer than we expected to. What does this mean for people in the business of predicting lifespan? Finally, how can we use knowledge of this field to make financial bets in biotech – especially in the new industries and startups popping up around food, wellness, and genetic engineering?
Plants & Biotechnology
Plants are the foundation of life: they give us food, fuel, fiber, and feed, and they are incredible platforms for biotechnology. You can produce vaccines, antibodies, nutrients, and specialty chemicals using sophisticated plant metabolisms. So why don’t we hear more about the plants that will save the world? In this session, you’ll find out why, and you’ll get hands-on experience with the plant cloning, by using stem cells to grow a whole new plantlet! That you can take home! (Or not! – we’ll also talk about legal restrictions.) Includes appearances by Revolution Bio and Agrilarity.
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