Crowdsourcing a Language for the Lab
In a post on the PLOS Tech Blog, Riffyn engineer Marcus Carr discusses an open source collaboration between PLOS and Riffyn to create a living, crowd-sourced ontology of scientific resources and terms. Such shared terminology is as fundamental to the progress of science as language is to human progress.
Tim Gardner is the Founder and the CEO of Riffyn. He was previously Vice President of Research & Development at Amyris, where he led the engineering of yeast strain and processes technology for large-scale bio-manufacturing of renewable chemicals. Tim has been recognized for his pioneering work in Synthetic Biology by Scientific American, the New Scientist, Nature, Technology Review, and the New York Times. He also served as an advisor to the European Union Scientific Committees and the Boston University Engineering Alumni Advisory Board. Tim enjoys hockey, running, mountain biking, and being beaten by his sons in almost everything.