Filippo Abbondanza recently participated in GapSummit 2019 at the Broad Institute (Boston, https://gapsummit.com/). GapSummit is a highly selective event (100 participants over 1,000 applications) where young professionals/students are exposed to top academics (Nobel Prizes and other famous Professors) as well as industry leaders (top managers of all the big pharmas and several genomics companies). Alongside this 5-day conference, we were divided into teams to work for five months over industrial projects before the start of the event. Filippo’s team reached the final stage with our business proposal and he presented the project at the Broad Institute during GapSummit. Filippo was the only participant from Scotland.