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Reshaping Science and Health by Collaborating Between Borders and Disciplines

Friday, December 3, 2021 8:30am to 9:30am

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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.

November 30, 2021

8:30AM PT, 5:30PM CET - Opening Remarks

Frédéric Jung, Consul General of France in San Francisco

Nevan Krogan, Director of Quantitative Biosciences Institute

Jean-Baptiste Bordes, Attaché for Science and Technology, Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in the US

 

8:45AM PT, 5:45PM CET - A Drug “Sur-mesures”: immunotherapy and the rise of personalized medicine

Moderator: Jean-Baptiste Bordes - Attaché for Science and Technology, Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in the US

Aude Chapuis - Associate Professor, Program in Immunology - Clinical Research Division; John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Endowed Chair, Fred Hutchinson

Julien Mamet - Founder, CSO and Board Member at Adynxx, Inc

 

December 1, 2021

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

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, Duke University; Developer of the Richardson diagram

 

December 2, 2021

8:30AM PT, 5:30PM CET - Breaking Walls to Build Bridges: how to build multidisciplinary teams for biomedical research

Moderator: Héloïse Pajot - Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology, Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in the US

Xavier Bressaud - Attaché for Science and Technology, Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in the US

Jacqueline Fabius - Chief Operating Officer of QBI, UC San Francisco

Antoine Tesnière - Parisanté Campus CEO, Full professor APHP, Paris University

 

December 3, 2021

8:30AM PT, 5:30PM CET - Unwanted Guests: a global issue with parasites

Moderator: Judy Sakanari - Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC San Francisco

Gérald Spaeth - Head of Department of Parasites and Insect Vectors, Institut Pasteur

Fidelis Cho-Ngwa - Professor of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, University of Buea 

Kennan Marsh - Director of experimental sciences, Abbvie

Chetan Chitnis - Head, Malaria Parasite Biology and Vaccines Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris

 

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