Suzanne brings 20 years of experience in design research and fashion, including being an early pioneer and proponent of biotechnology in textiles. She started growing microbial materials in 2003 and went on to establish Biocouture the first biocreative consultancy firm. In 2014 Suzanne founded Biofabricate, a now annual summit to unite design, biology and technology. She is a graduate of the celebrated design school Central Saint Martins in London and her work has been featured widely in the media and exhibited globally. She is the author of ‘Fashioning the Future: tomorrow’s wardrobe’ and her thought-leadership has been acknowledged by a prestigious TED Senior Fellowship and as a Launch Material Innovator, an initiative of NASA, Nike, USAID and the State Department.