About Jason Bobe


Jason Bobe serves as the Executive Director of PersonalGenomes.org and Director of Community for the Personal Genome Project based out of George Church’s lab at Harvard Medical School. The Personal Genome Project seeks to encourage the thoughtful development of personal genomics technology and practices by building frameworks for prototyping and evaluation at increasing scales.

Jason is co-founder of DIYbio.org, an organization that aims to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists and amateur biologists. DIYbio is fast becoming the organizational hub for amateur biologists worldwide, uniting the movement’s participants through its website, online forums, blog and local chapters.

He has also worked as a Business Development Consultant for OpenWetWare.org, as Director of Business Development at DNA Direct, and as an independent consultant. He has attended both the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is interested in how emerging biotechnologies and the web are redefining the relationships between scientific research communities, communities from the general public, and the network of actors in-between.

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Twitter: @jasonbobe

I live in Boston, MA. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of employers, colleagues, or anyone significant. :)