Unreasonable Fellows

Pete Rowe

CEO & Co-founder at Deep Branch

Pete is an Unreasonable Fellow. Pete was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2020.
Pete is passionate about developing circular economy solutions to make the world a better place. As CEO and Co-Founder of Deep Branch, he leads the company's efforts to provide animal feed producers with locally-sourced, sustainable and low-carbon protein. Pete holds a BSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. in molecular microbiology from the University of Nottingham's Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC). During his time at the SBRC, Pete designed and implemented a CRISPR-based genome editing toolkit for use in both industrial biotechnology and in human health applications. He was listed by Forbes as "30 Under 30" for Manufacturing and Industry in 2019. Having held technical and commercial roles within biotechnology companies in Spain, The Netherlands and the UK, Pete has helped develop a range of future-positive processes, including sustainable aviation fuel production, preventing the needless killing of day-old chickens, and novel cost-effective therapeutics for allergies.