Jamie Bacher, CEO & Co-Founder of Boost Biomes, to speak at AG 4.0

By Maria Onofrio

Fri, 7 Sep 2018

London, September 7th, 2018 – Challenge Advisory has invited Jamie Bacher, PH. D, CEO and Co-Founder, Boost Biomes- to speak at AG4.0 workshop in San Francisco from 14-15 November.

Mr. Bacher will be part of the ‘Biotechnology’ panel, where discussions will mainly focus on the relation of societal understandings and perspectives on the bio-tech industry in farming, and the question on where resources would be best allocated in relation to the safeguarding of US agriculture and its progression. Also, the discussion will be addressing the Nitrogen’s issue and assessing the advanced technologies for understanding and engineering soil and crop microbiomes, to improve crop yield and food security.

Jamie has been at a number of biotech start-ups over the last decade, as well as large companies working closely with start-ups. He co-founded Boost Biomes to continue his efforts to bring together novel technologies and amazing people to solve big problems – in this case, food security and sustainability. He previously founded Pareto Biotechnologies, a synthetic biology company, to enable bioproduction of an undervalued class of chemicals. He secured initial funding to launch the company and closed the company’s proof of concept partnership. Prior to Pareto, Jamie joined Total, the French energy company, to commercialize alternative energies.

About her participation at AG4.0 Dr. Bacher states: “Boost Biomes is working to feed and heal the world, by developing new products to improve microbial social networks.  Our first targets are in agriculture, where AG4.0 provides an excellent platform to discuss critical issues.  These include challenges such as fungal pests that destroy enough food every year, in the top five crops alone, to feed 600M people, or that 1/3 of our food goes to waste.  AG4.0, and the technologies involved, will provide the systemic solutions to key, world-scale problems.”

AG 4.0 will be a workshop aimed at improving the understanding of modern agriculture practices and creating interoperable solutions. Join the debate with over 40 speakers, and network with key agriculture experts, academics, stakeholders, and everyone else involved in the agriculture supply chain.

For more information on the event and how you can participate, please visit the link below.


About Boost Biomes

Boost Biomes, Inc. develops proprietary DNA sequencing-based microbiome discovery platform and application for agriculture, human health, and animal health industry. It engages in improving yield in the field and reducing spoilage after harvest and are being evaluated in commercially relevant trials. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Boost Biomes is a discovery platform that uses high throughput sequencing, selective enrichment and advanced informatics to identify microbial products with important commercial roles. This approach is faster and less expensive than traditional approaches and uniquely identifies multi-microbial products which are often more effective than single microbe products.

About Challenge Advisory

Challenge Advisory LLP is a multi-sector strategy consultancy. We partner with disruptive and innovative organisations to provide revolutionary solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Media Contact:

Maria Onofrio

Project Director

Challenge Advisory



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