We are honored that our CEO, Dr. Fatma Kaplan is featured by SACRAMENTOINNO
Fatma Kaplan has managed to keep her ag-tech company Pheronym Inc. doing research and creating products on a shoestring budget with a savvy combination of about $2.2 million in science research grants, incubator space and fellowship opportunities and less than $800,000 in investor money.
Kaplan has been artful in her ability to put together backup plans that offer the company lab space for free or very low rates. Keep reading
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been named a Deep Tech Pioneer by Hello Tomorrow! From thousands of applications their experts saw real potential in our solution.
Hello Tomorrow Global Summit is the cornerstone event dedicated to celebrating and accelerating deep tech innovation: connecting key people bringing solutions from lab to market and strengthening the deep tech investment network. To learn more about it, follow the link.
Climate change is already affecting pest pressure in agriculture. A warming climate means pests have more reproductive cycles in a year and better survival over winter, leading to even more pest pressure in the spring. It also increases the risk of invasive and migratory pests and the diseases they carry (1). All of this adds up to more crop loss and food insecurity. How do we deal with increased pest pressure?
More synthetic pesticides are not an option!
Ninety-nine percent of synthetic pesticides are derived from petroleum (2). In 2021, 3.53 million metric tons of pesticides were used globally (3).……keep reading
Pheronym will be presenting at Entomology 2023 as part of a symposium titled “Woman in Industry: What are the challenges and how can we impact to influence”.
The event, organized by the Entomological Society of America,will take place in National Harbor, Maryland from November 5-8. The event will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the latest advances in entomology and the rapidly changing world of insects. Pheronym is honored to be speaking for a symposium as part of this event.
Join us in person from November 5-8 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Our CEO Dr. Fatma Kaplan will speak about her experience as a startup founder as part of the 2023 Startup Speaker Series, hosted by the UC Davis Student Startup Center, on Friday, October 20th at 1 p.m.
These presentations are in a simple Q&A format, with startup founders sharing
about the companies they built and the challenges they faced. The featured speakers are from various industries and will connect with students to help inspire them on their entrepreneurial journey.
Pheronym is excited to have the opportunity to engage with business-minded students at UC Davis!
Students: Bring your questions and join us at the Student Startup Center on October 20th at 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Kaplan, our CEO, will be presenting Pheronym’s technology at the 7th Biocontrol, Biostimulants and Microbiome Congress , organized by GlobalEngage in Raleigh, North Carolina from October 24-25.
The event will explore developments in biocontrol, biostimulants and microbiome in increasing crop yield, improving soil health & nutrient uptake, and efficient water use. Experts from industry and academia will also discuss pest management strategies and provide regulatory updates in the field. Pheronym is honored to be among this year’s presenters.
Mark your calendar now and join us in person from October 24-25 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Our Co-founder, Karl Schiller, will be presenting Pheronym’s technology at the THRIVE Hawaii AgriFood Summit, organized by SVG Ventures in Honolulu, Hawaii, from September 26-27.
This two-day event will feature leading experts on sustainable agriculture and aquaculture practices along with global corporate leaders on industry trends and innovation. The event will consist of keynote speeches, panel conversations, start-up pitches and more.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to present at this event.
Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2023 and join us at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Our CEO, Dr. Kaplan, is presenting at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2023, organized by ReThink Events in London on September 26-27.
The event will bring together over 900 agribusinesses, farming co-operatives, CPGs, policy makers, investors, and start-ups to explore breakthrough innovations. Pheronym is honored to be one of the featured start-ups at this year’s start-up exhibition.
Join us in person from September 26-27 at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London.
This year Pheronym hosted its second UC Davis AI Institute Fellow. We were delighted to see how third-year undergraduate student Willow Jungling, developed skills to be an independent scientist. Like many undergraduate students, Willow did not have the opportunity for hands-on laboratory training in the past three years due to COVID-19 shutdowns. This summer was Willow’s first laboratory experience.
We were impressed by Willow’s enthusiasm for learning. She improved her skills so fast. For example, within four weeks of the fellowship, she was able to plan and start her own experiments relevant to AI Institute goals with guidance and feedback from all of us.
We were glad that our experiences were mutual. Here is what Willow wrote about her experience. “1- I enjoyed being in a hands-on learning environment. Being able to watch somebody complete an experiment and then replicate it on your own is an amazing learning experience. 2- I enjoyed the independence. After training for a while, I was able to be independent and work on my own for select experiments. I feel that this allowed me to grow my confidence working in a lab setting. 3- I enjoyed learning about in vitro and in vivo fermentation. Being able to work with both types has allowed me to see the pros and cons of each.”
We have loved watching her progress. We look forward to seeing Willow do great things.
This is our first step to scale-up the nematode pheromone manufacturing. We learned a lot from running this fermentation at ABPDU at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. We are very grateful for such a supportive ecosystem.