Bob Van Hove

Bob Van Hove

Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, USA


Scaling biotechnological research & development: lessons learned at Ginkgo Bioworks


Dr. Bob Van Hove leads the microbial genetic design group at Ginkgo Bioworks, a leading synthetic biology company with headquarters in Boston, USA. He studied synthetic biology at the Centre for Synthetic Biology in Ghent, Belgium, and metabolic engineering at the Stephanopoulos lab at MIT. Bob joined Ginkgo Bioworks in 2018 as an organism engineer and has since taken on various roles in customer-facing and internal departments. His current interests include computational sequence design, multiplexed strain construction workflows, and graph-based representation of engineered pangenomes.