A Global Nomad

 

Expertise/Interests

Blockchain-based digital credentials


Quantum Computing


Biotechnology/Biopharma


Computational Chemistry


Global grand challenges


Entrepreneurship


Organizational development


Applied behavioral leadership


Performance management


STEAM education advocacy

EDUcation

Select Awards, Honors, and recognitions

2017 Invited Speaker, YPO Gold Vancouver Chapter

2017 Horizon 2020 Expert for the European Commission

2016 Invited Speaker, GSPS Career Symposium

2016 Invited Mentor, Singularity University Global Solutions Program

2016 Invited Panelist, House of Genius - Atlanta

2016 Georgia Bio Emerging Leader of the Year Award

2015 Invited Speaker, Georgia Bio Innovation Summit Bioscience Company Showcase

2015 Thinc Accelerator Pitch Competition Judge

2015 Invited Speaker, Singularity University Labs Startup Accelerator

2015 Presenter, National Institutes of Health Commercialization Assistance Program

2015 Invited Speaker, Blue Key National Conference

2014 Invited Speaker, UGA Research Orientation and Online Training Series

2014 Invited Panelist, Georgia Bio “Building the Model Acropolis: Athens’ Life Science Entrepreneurs”

2014 Invited Speaker at Aubrey Daniels Institute, “Global Learning X Prize”

2014 Invited Participant, Singularity University Exponential Medicine Program

2014 Mentor, I-Corps Southeast Regional Life Sciences Startup Accelerator at Georgia Institute of Technology

2014 Invited participant at “Applications of Performance Management Technology” hosted by Aubrey Daniels International

2014 Four Athens Pitch Camp Judge

2014 Recognized on the Georgia State Senate floor as a member of the Blue Key Honor Society for scholarship, leadership, and service.

2013 Four Athens Pitch Camp Judge

2013 Recognized by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction at The University of Georgia for service as a member of the Academic Honesty Panel in the Student Academic Honesty Council

2013 Protein Engineering Summit Poster Presentation Award

2013 Travel Awards - The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center & Glycosensors and Diagnostics, for the Ninth Annual Protein Engineering Summit

2013 Moderator for panel discussion, “Adapting to Rapid Technological Change”, Thinc at UGA

2013 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Judge & Award Presenter

2013 Recognized on the Georgia State Senate floor as a member of the Blue Key Honor Society for scholarship, leadership, and service.

2012 Speaker at the Society for Glycobiology annual conference.

2012 Travel Awards - The Graduate School at UGA and the Society for Glycobiology

2012 Georgia Bio Life Science Summit Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Award

2012 Travel Award - The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center for the Eighth Annual Protein Engineering Summit

2012 Blue Key Honor Society lifetime membership

2012 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Judge

2012 Invited participant at “Managing Performance for Better Business Outcomes” hosted by Aubrey Daniels International

2012 Travel Award - The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Entrepreneurial University Startups Conference

2011 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® TechVenture Scholarship from the Georgia Small Business Development Center

2011 Travel Awards - Society for Glycobiology, The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and The Graduate School at UGA

2011 Speaker at the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual retreat.

2011 Georgia Life Sciences Summit Sponsorship support from The Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA

2011 UGA Graduate Spotlight

2011 UGA Amazing Student

2011 Speaker at Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science 3rd Annual Scientific Research Day, The University of Georgia, May 20, 2011

2011 Cover feature in The Graduate School Magazine at UGA.

2010 Speaker at The Graduate School Advancement Board at UGA

2010 Singularity University Graduate Studies Program Scholarship

2010 Singularity University Graduate Studies Program Sponsorship support from The UGA Graduate School, The UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, The UGA Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and Glycosensors & Diagnostics LLC

2010 Hypercube Scholar

2009 Academic Honesty Panel member for the Student Academic Honesty Council at The University of Georgia

2009 Co-authored €5.17M award from Science Foundation Ireland to the Alimentary Glycoscience Research Cluster

2008 Marie Curie Fellowship (March 2008–09)

2008 Travel Award - Society for Glycobiology

2007 Invited participant at Sante Fe Institute Workshop “Nucleic Acid – The First Billion Years”

2006 The Biodesign Institute Graduate Fellowship at Arizona State University (Aug. 06–June 07)

2005 Cover page publication in Molecular Biosystems V1(2)

2004 Cover page publication in DNA and Cell Biology V23

2004 Collin County Community College Cooperative Work Experience Award

2003 Wharton Business Plan Competition Finalist

Bio

Dr. Kausar Samli serves as SVP Global Services at Learning Machine. Learning Machine, architect of the Blockcerts open standard with the MIT Media Lab and co-chair of the W3C Credentials Community Group, is a global leader in blockchain-based digital credentials. Dr. Samli previously served as COO at 1QBit, a quantum computing software company. He is also Associate Founder and ex-CEO of Lectenz Bio, a biotech company developing enabling technologies for applications in biomarker detection and analysis using high performance computing and protein engineering.


Living in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America significantly shaped Dr. Samli’s global perspective. As a thought-leader, internationalist, and entrepreneur he advises teams on strategy, technology commercialization, and organizational development. Dr. Samli serves as a Horizon 2020 Expert for the European Commission, a member of Singularity University’s Faculty Speaker Bureau and previously served as a Singularity University Ambassador. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lectenz Bio and Women@TheFrontier, and the Board of Advisors of the Aubrey Daniels Institute. In recognition of his scholarship, leadership, and service he was elected as a member of the Blue Key Honor Society at the University of Georgia, and named Emerging Leader of the Year by Georgia Bio.


Dr. Samli also has a unique blend of scientific expertise in cell-specific targeting, high-throughput screening, molecular evolution, protein engineering, and computational chemistry. He is a co-inventor on pending patents, the recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship, has published biotech research, and presented at international conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, and computational chemistry from the University of Georgia, a M.S. in chemistry from Arizona State University, and a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He attended Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program specializing in technology entrepreneurship and global grand challenges and has co-founded multiple start-ups.