June 17th, 2021 START AT 1.30 PM MESZ / Zurich / Amsterdam / Berlin
NanoCon Event Details
Our Guest Speakers
Gemma and Miquel are the co-founders of Ersilia, a nonprofit initiative that supports research against infectious and neglected diseases. Ersilia's goal is to facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence tools to accelerate the development of new medicines. We focus on establishing collaborations in low-resourced settings, where drug discovery costs are prohibitive.
Project Manager and Co-Founder at Ersilia.
Trained as a molecular biologist, Gemma completed a Ph.D. in colorectal cancer and stem cells at IRB Barcelona. Her interests, though, span a broad range of topics, with a special interest in global health and neglected diseases. This led her to move, recently, to Zambia and Palestine, to cooperate with local social circus NGOs, her other passion. These stays have given her insight on how to work and implement programs in emerging economies. With Ersilia, Gemma hopes to bring together her scientific knowledge and her social work to deliver high-quality, fast services that will effectively tackle some of the most urgent health issues in developing countries.
CSO and Co-Founder at Ersilia.
Miquel's research interests lay at the intersection between drug discovery and large-scale biological data analysis. During his Ph.D. studies and early career, Miquel developed several in silico methods, producing scientific publications in a broad range of topics, from theoretical chemistry to cell-based data. Along this process, he has worked at IRB Barcelona, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tel Aviv University, ISGlobal-CISM (Mozambique), and CIDRZ (Zambia). With Ersilia, Miquel aims to apply his expertise in computational pharmacology to the unmet clinical needs of the Global South.
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June, 17th / Thursday
13:35 – 13:40
About Origami Lab
13:40 – 14:20
Democratizing AI/ML for drug discovery in low- and middle-income countries Talk by Gemma Turon and Miquel Duran.
14:20 – 14:30
Discussion and Q&A
About Origami Lab
OrigamiLab is a Swiss-rooted initiative that aims to make a difference in everyone's lives by accelerating science with out-of-the-box ideas and technology. We believe that a combination of creative minds and digital disruption can design better conditions for global research.
Meet our dedicated team, mission, and real solutions we are building to change researcher's work for the better!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJzwpAhAiQ; Maximiliane Okonnek on Origami Lab ; 1:39; Why Ecosystems as the Origami Lab are important to the change. Maximiliane Okonnek, ETH Library Lab.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZpWLSG8z0Y&t=8s; Too much data Paradox; 13:03; Talk from Prof.Dr. Christian Kronseder | Too much data Paradox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8kWMu05BCE&t=1642s; How can AI help in education for children with autism?; 5:40; Meetup #2 | Talk from Dr. Milan Jelisavčić | How can AI help in education for children with autism?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIVLQikHUrE; Impact of Digitalization on Science and Research; 00:40; Maximiliane Okonnek explains the impact of Digitalization on Science and Research
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMXJfPOh2iU&t=4s; What is Origami Lab; 15:09; We are thrilled to introduce you Origami Lab Initiative. It is an open-source and open-knowledge community aiming to reinvent research in Switzerland and globally.