Speaker detail

  • Marko Bitenc
  • Founder and CEO
  • GenePlanet, Slovenia

Marko Bitenc is an entrepreneur with a strong scientific background. He founded GenePlanet in 2008 and successfully transformed it into one of the leading genetics companies in Europe.

He completed his Master of Sciences on Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands. He was also a member of the Silicon Valley’s Singularity University global solutions program in California, which focused on creating moonshot innovations to positively transform the future of humanity. His work is based on the science and technology of genetic testing, molecular diagnostics and oncology-related screening tests – areas where he has been highly recognised.

After winning 1st prize at the MIT International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Health & Medicine, with a novel synthetic biology approach against HIV-1 virus – 'virotrap', he went on to win the MEDy Most Disruptive Company of the year at the Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego.

As GenePlanet’s CEO, Marko Bitenc is truly committed to providing DNA tests and preventive guidelines that help people make the right lifestyle choices to improve their health and well-being.