Edward Perello

#CrossPollinator: Edward Perello

Edward Perello

#Introduction: How would you best describe your work? 

I enable Desktop Genetics – enabling biotech from computers – without having to step into a lab. Great scientific UX is central to this!

Q1) #CreativeCrossPollination: What does it mean to you? 

The Renaissance saw the convergence of many fields and its happening again today. People across fields have to speak each others’ languages.

Q2)  #Process: What kind of people and industries do you exchange ideas with? 

The traditional tech community, life scientists and the AI field. I also love to work with designers who “get” biology – but they’re rare. 

Q3) #Innovation: What new technologies and techniques do you use? 

CRISPR is the hottest thing I work on. Its a next-generation genome editing technology that lets you modify genes in unprecedented ways.

Q4 )  #DreamCollaboration: With whom and why? 

Tough one. For amazing bio-design, Neri Oxman. For neurobiology, Ed Boyden. Mycology also interests me so its gots to be Paul Stamets there.

Q5) #TheFuture: Where do you see your work 10 years from now? 

I hope to be more involved in the bio-design space and have my own laboratory-studio where I could work with others on novel organisms. 

Twitter: @edwardperello

Website: www.deskgen.com

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