LEAP creates a community of leaders committed to working together to shape biotechnology development in the public interest.


Emerging leaders
competitively selected for their leadership potential.


LEAP convenes leaders across the synthetic
biology ecosystem who serve as mentors
to Fellows and assist in the development of
their Strategic Action Plans.


The LEAP organizing team is the foundation that anchors LEAP and its activities.


LEAP is made possible through the
support of our visionary Program Sponsors
and Supporters.

I was very pleased to see the breadth and diversity of backgrounds and experiences . . . all the Fellows are certainly experts in their own field, but, unlike more traditional conferences and meetings, they were a) genuinely interested in broadening their view, often beyond their comfort zones and b) so generous in sharing their own expertise.
— 2015 LEAP Fellow