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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  • Anthony Atala

    Anthony Atala

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

  • Chihaya Adachi

    Chihaya Adachi

    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 Areas of ... more

  • Phil Baran

    Phil Baran

    Dr. Phil Baran explores new avenues for the efficient and practical construction of organic molecules, both naturally occurring and man-made, by pursuing longstanding synthetic challenges and by designing methods of ... more

  • Bruce Beutler

    Bruce Beutler

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

  • Robert Boehme

    Robert Boehme

    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, he founded the “Part-Time Scientists ... more

  • Vern Brownell

    Vern Brownell

    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 quantum computing systems and software ... more

  • Caroline Dive

    Caroline Dive

    Professor Caroline Dive and her team in the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute are working side by side with the Christie Hospital, developing ‘liquid biopsies’ to hunt cancer cells that ... more

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève

    Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve

    Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve has 30 years of European and international policy, business leadership and strategy experience with a particular focus on EU and international climate change, sustainable development, green growth, conventional ... more

  • Peter C. Doherty

    Peter C. Doherty

    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 Australian of the ... more

  • Angela Dorn

    Angela Dorn

    Minister at the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts and State Party Leader of the Alliance 90/The Greens Hessen.