Sean Ward

    Sean is a serial entrepreneur, first in the music industry with Relatable, and currently in synthetic biology with Synthace. At Synthace, 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 ingerprinting 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 serves on the BBSRC Exploiting New Ways of Working Strategy Panel, and is also a Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Acceleration Program Fellow.

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