Bethan Wolfenden
biochemist; co-founder, Bento Bio

Bethan Wolfenden is Co-Founder of Bento Bio, aiming to do for biotechnology what Raspberry Pi and Arduino have done for electronics and computing – making it accessible and affordable to all. She is one of the creators of Bento Lab, the world’s first easy-to-use laptop-sized DNA laboratory.

After studying Biochemistry at University College London she began PhD studies in synthetic biology, from which she is currently taking a break to focus on Bento Bio. Besides synthetic biology, her academic interests include the study of the gut microbiome. Outside of the lab, she is interested in science communication, education and citizen science.

Follow Bethan on Twitter: @bethanwolfenden


Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Genome editing: should we change the building blocks of life?