What a foretaste: Meet these three awesome Speakers for Refresh!

The days of waiting for Labiotech Refresh in Paris are numbered, and we are sure that you are just as excited as we are! And here are three reasons why: we present you these impressive Biotech Leaders out of our awesome line-up of speakers! Click here for the full list.

Deborah O’Neill


  CEO & CSO at NovaBiotics

Background: After founding NovaBiotics in 2004, this immunologist-by-training turned her expertise in the field of antimicrobial peptide R&D into entrepreneurial success. Deborah is also a Member of the Scottish Life Sciences Advisory Board.

Why/where to see her? With over 20 years of experience in research, Deborah is a perfect fit for our Panel on how to overcome Microbial Resistance. Prepare yourself for a high-class speaker!

Xavier Duportet


CEO at Eligo Bioscience

Background: Duportet completed his PhD at MIT and INRIA, founded a couple of great projects and christened the MIT Technology Review. Furthermore, he was awarded French innovator of the year under 35 – all this before his 28th Birthday! Chapeau!

Why/where to see him? You can find him pitching on stage for Eligo Bioscience, which is at the forefront of microbiome engineering with CRISPR. He will fight 4 other Biotechs to be crowned as the winner of our legendary Startup Battle!

Thomas Hanke


EVP, Head of Immunology and Inflammation at Evotec

Background: Thomas Hanke has been at the very heart of scientific research in both academic and industrial environments. From a university group leader in Wuerzburg he made it to Sourcing Director at NovoNordisk and finally to Executive VP at Evotec.

Why/where to see him? Thomas will be our special guest for the Fireside Chat: A European Biotech Success story. He will show you, why Evotec undoubtedly deserves to be considered as such!

Imagine multiplying this expertise by more than 25! If you can’t, then you should definitely see it for yourself – we’ve lined up extraordinary hand-picked speakers from both the established players in the industry and emerging startups on their way to the top. They are geared up to make Refresh 2016 in Paris the coolest Biotech event of the year!

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