Dr. Alberto Acedo
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Alberto Acedo is a self-described genomic dreamer, DNA passionate, global biotech entrepreneur, and scientific soul of Biome Makers ‘technology. He holds a PhD in Genetic Medicine and Biomedical Applications, specializing in NGS sequencing and machine learning. Alberto is a TEDx speaker, European Commission Expert, and GLOSOLAN (FAO) member. He is recognized as a young AgTech visionary by MIT Technology Review and AgFunder among others.
Before co-founding Biome Makers with Adrián Ferrero, Alberto gained his experience as a researcher in genetics at the University of León (Spain), where he became an honorary associate. He accumulated more than 5 years of research experience on human genetics at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Spanish National Research Council. Alberto has been able to put into practice his theoretical research and technical knowledge through real services of genetic analysis developed in the company AC-Gen Reading Life.
Alberto holds tens of patents and has authored 20+ scientific reports. He has extensive experience facilitating hundreds of research projects in collaboration with different institutions worldwide e.g. The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, University of California, Davis, John Innes Centre, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Almeria, CREAF, Universidad de Vigo, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, among others. He also is the chair of Soil Biology in the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).
Currently, Alberto leads the Biome Makers Initiative, Fields4Ever, a global soil health restoration initiative. Fields4ever consists of 210+ projects over 4 continents, supporting farmers, agronomists, and research institutions with the ongoing development of sustainable agriculture, ensuring quality soil and food for generations to come.
On May 4th, 2023, Dr. Alberto Acerdo has been awarded the Revolutionary Achiever Award 2023 by BioAg World Congress. This award recognizes Dr. Acedo's exceptional contributions to the industry through real innovation and tangible success for agricultural stakeholders.
In his free time, Alberto enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.