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Conference speakers

Kira Peikoff

Kira Peikoff

Editor-in-Chief, leapsmag

Kira Peikoff is the Editor-in-Chief of, a digital magazine about innovation and ethics in the life sciences. Her feature articles have previously appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Nautilus, Slate, and other media outlets. 

Peikoff is also the author of four thrillers: LIVING PROOF (2012); NO TIME TO DIE (2014); DIE AGAIN TOMORROW (2015); and the forthcoming MOTHER KNOWS BEST (August 2019). Her novels explore the human drama that erupts when cutting-edge science meets high-stakes ethical controversies.  

Peikoff holds a B.A. in Journalism from New York University and an M.S. in Bioethics from Columbia University. She is a proud member of The Authors Guild and PEN America. A native Californian, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Anne-Virginie Eggimann
    bluebird bio
  • Great program, great people, great venue.
    Klaus Kühlcke
  • Dynamic, interesting and highly interactive event that promotes exchange and networking in highly specialized field of gene therapy.
    Nathalie Clement
    Powell Gene Therapy Center, University of Florida
  • Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field.
    Dr James Trager
  • It was all business. I’ve never been to an event where over 80% of the conversations I had were constructive to my business objectives.
    Kurt Gielen
    Chemelot Campus B.V.
  • Great way to expand network with global experts in cell and gene therapy who are facing similar challenges.
    Steven Goodman