Speakers

Curious2020 brings together some of the brightest scientists, most accomplished entrepreneurs, and technology pioneers in a variety of different innovative formats. 

Find below further information about our outstanding speakers, including 11 Nobel Prize winners. 

Further speakers will be announced in the coming days.

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  • Chihaya Adachi

    Chihaya Adachi

    Kyushu University

    Chihaya Adachi is a distinguished Professor at Kyushu University and director of Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA). Adachi's Research combines the ... more

  • Anthony Atala

    Anthony Atala

    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

    Dr. Anthony Atala, George Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is a practicing surgeon and a regenerative medicine ... more

  • Phil Baran

    Phil Baran

    The Scripps Research Institute

    Phil Baran was born in 1977 in Denville, New Jersey. He received his B.S. in chemistry from NYU in 1997, his Ph.D. The Scripps ... more

  • Bruce Beutler

    Bruce Beutler

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Bruce Beutler studied medicine at the University of Chicago. Early in his career he isolated mouse TNF, and discovered its inflammatory properties. Later he ... more

  • Robert Boehme

    Robert Boehme

    Founder and CEO of PTScientists

    Robert Boehme is founder and CEO of PTScientists. He took his childhood passion for science fiction to the next level when, together with six friends ... more

  • Vern Brownell

    Vern Brownell

    President and CEO D-Wave Systems

    Vern Brownell joined D-Wave as CEO in 2009, leading the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of ... more

  • Robert Carnahan

    Robert Carnahan

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    After undergraduate studies, Dr. Carnahan spent several years working for Eli Lilly in Strasbourg, France, before returning to academics as a visiting researcher at the Institut ... more

  • Caroline Dive

    Caroline Dive

    Cancer Research UK, Manchester Institute
    The University of Manchester

    Professor Caroline Dive and her team in the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute are working side by side with the Christie ... more

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève

    Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve

    Co-President of the Club of Rome

    Sandrine Dixson-Declève has close to three decades of experience in European and international politics and business, with a special focus on climate change, the ... more

  • Peter C. Doherty

    Peter C. Doherty

    University of Melbourne

    A graduate of the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize for his immunology research and was the 1997 ... more