Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Sean Ward

Sean Ward
Founder and CTO, Synthace Ltd

Website | @synthace

Sean is a serial entrepreneur, first in the music industry with Relatable, and currently in synthetic biology with Synthace. At Synthace, one of the UK’s leading synbio companies, Sean is driving the work on Antha, a high level language for the reproducible and transferable execution of biological working practices. Before founding Synthace, Sean was a research associate in bioinformatics at University College London, where he conducted research into protein folding, protein structure prediction, and gene coding. Prior to his work in bioinformatics, Sean was the co-founder and CTO of Relatable, a leading US-based acoustic fingerprinting company, whose customers included major peer-to-peer companies such as Napster as well as consumer electronics manufacturers, royalty collection agencies, and major labels. Sean has a BSc in computer science from UCL. Sean is also an advisor on synthetic biology to the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).


5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Generals Residence
Sean Ward (Synthace Ltd)
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Antha is a high-level compiled language for describing and executing biological working practices. This allows the rapid composition of biological workflows, built from transferable, interoperable, and reproducible Antha Elements. For the first time, it enables bioengineers to properly engineer biology, by focusing on what experiments they want to run, not just how to run them. Read more.