Thomas LandrainFounder, Pili.Bio & Just one Giant Laboratory

    Thomas Landrain is a researcher in synthetic biology who has become an entrepreneur to build ecosystems facilitating open, inclusive and collaborative science and innovation, convinced that there is no monopoly on great ideas.

    He is Co-Founder of Just One Giant Lab (JOGL), first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for volunteer-based, IP-free task solving. JOGL helps sync humanity onto solving our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning.

    Thomas also co-founded and directed for 6 years La Paillasse in Paris, one of the largest open community labs in the world providing ressources and opportunities to hundreds of change makers and indie scientists for free. He also co-founded and directed for 2 years PILI, a biotech startup making natural dyes using fermentation to create sustainable, renewable and scalable alternatives to petrochemical dyes in the industry.

    Recently Thomas has joined the iGEM Foundation to design and deploy new programs to explore how the iGEM community can create even more positive values and impact on the world using Synthetic Biology.

    Sean Ward