QBI - Conference

Day 2: Reshaping Science and Health by Collaborating Between Borders and Disciplines



8:30 AM-9:30 AM

QBI and the Scientific Department of the Embassy of France in the United States present, "Reshaping Science and Health by Collaborating Between Borders and Disciplines," a science fair that will take place virtually from November 30–December 3, 2021. This science fair aims to feature different actors from industry, academia, and government from the United States and France to discuss how strengthening the interfaces among experts in different disciplines and countries impacts the progress of healthcare.

Recent progress in health and healthcare has been tremendous, particularly thanks to the massiveness and availability of health data, which is essential as the basis of the future of medicine that can be called "5P": preventive, predictive, participatory, personalized, pertinent. The applications are multiple: aid in diagnosis, analysis of exams, in imaging, discovery of new therapeutic targets and molecules, and more.

This event will bring together different actors to discuss these topics within framework of Franco-American cooperation with the objective to bring together different actors that develop applications for health by crossing disciplines; discuss their impacts and the ethical dimension that accompanies them; form a clear idea of the scientific and technological progress in this area as well as future perspectives; and propose financing solutions to strengthen cooperation between communities of experts, French and American.

December 1, 2021

8:30AM PT, 5:30PM CET - Convergent Approaches to Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Health and Disease 

In this panel we examine how different disciplines in science and the arts converge to solve problems in biology and medicine

Moderator: Helen Berman - Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University; USF; UCSF

Alex McDowell - Director of World Building Media Lab, School of Cinematic Arts University of Southern California 

Roger Malina - Professor of Art and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas; Co-Leader of Leonardo OLATS in Paris School of Arts

Michael Nilges - Vice President for Technology, Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry, Institute Pasteur; Visiting Professor UCSF 2011

Jane Richardson - James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University

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