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Evelyn Travnik

Chief Information Officer

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

B.S., Business and Computer Science, Karlsruhe University of Applied Science in Germany


Evelyn Travnik, who joined the Stowers Institute in 2023, comes with more than 20 years of experience leading strategy and implementing enterprise-level digital science and technology solutions in biotech, life sciences, sustainable agriculture, and healthcare. Her extensive background includes roles such as Principal Investigator and Chief Information Officer for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability and VP of Digital Science and Technology and Chief Information Officer for Joyn Bio, a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, focused on engineering strains for nitrogen fixation. 

As the Senior Director of Information Services at Genomatica, Evelyn was instrumental in advancing the engineering of cell factories for the production of bio-chemicals. In addition, her leadership as a global management consultant and Senior Director of Engineering has resulted in the creation of innovative enterprise and commercial software products.

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