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CEO at PiLi • President at La Paillasse • Biohacker

Thomas Landrain is co-founder and president of La Paillasse, the first french and world largest community lab that fosters open science and technology.

He first did a career in academia after graduating in Genetics from Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and co-founded the first french synthetic biology lab at Genopole where he did his PhD. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the young startup PILI Bio that created the first renewable and safe inks to be biologically synthesised by bacteria.

Thomas is a strong advocate of open science and one of the most prominent spokesman for biohacking/DIYbio, travelling the world as a speaker to share his visions and thoughts on the upcoming open biotech revolution. Thomas is also a mentor for Indiebio, one of the world’s first accelerator programs for new age synthetic biology start-ups.

Today, La Paillasse has grown into an international network of laboratories with all necessary ressources to conduct prototyping and R&D projects, available to any person wishing to use it. It attracts a large number of budding biologists, physicists, engineers, designers and artists. The last Open Science program launched by La Paillasse is Epidemium, in partnership with Roche Laboratories. Epidemium is an ambitious scientific collaborative program that seeks to transform the way we perform cancer epidemiology studies by using only open data.

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