Sam has 40 years of experience as manager and investor. As a serial entrepreneur, he has been the founder of several major successes such as Applied Biosystems, Lynx Therapeutics, Compass Genetics and Andrew Alliance. He is an Engineer from Grenoble (France), holds a PhD in Biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley (USA), and collaborated for many years with Sidney Brenner who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2002.