One of the world’s most unabashed proponents of so-called designer baby technology will deliver the keynote address at a biotech investment conference in San Francisco today.

UCLA Professor Gregory Stock will speak before the Life Science Portfolio conference, which will give young companies a chance to meet potential investors.

Stock, who is trying to raise money to start an anti-Alzheimer’s disease company, is best known in the biotech world for his controversial book: “Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future.”