Edward Perello

Founder
Desktop Genetics

Edward Perello is co-founder of Desktop Genetics Ltd, a London-based software company creating AI tools and services for CRISPR genome editing in basic, applied and clinical research areas.

He leads the growth team at Desktop Genetics and is always looking to connect with people with expertise in digital marketing, development, and biotechnology.

Edward has long-been interested in the science and policy of synthetic biology, and enjoys exploring questions of utopia vs dystopia in an increasingly biotech-enabled world. He is also interested in fostering bio-literacy amongst the professionals that need to engage with biologists in the coming years, namely politicians, security professionals, developers, designers, and the public.

Edward is a SynBio LEAP fellow, formerly co-chaired the iGEM software track, and was the UK Ambassador for Hello Tomorrow. In 2017 he was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Tech in Europe. Edward holds a BSc in Bioveterinary Science from London’s Royal Veterinary College and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge.