Seminar “New horizons and challenges in biotechnology and bioinformatics”

 Klaster LifeScience Kraków and Małopolska Center of Biotechnology  invite you for the first Think GIN seminar and discussion.

 

The special guest will be:

Raymond McCauley

„scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology”, representing one of the most fascinating endeavors that leads the ways for developments of science at the edge of the future  The Singularity University, Where he heads Biotechnology and  Bioinformatics tracks.

Raymond will give 2 lectures:
a)  The recent advances and challenges in the digital biology field
and
b)   The advent of crowd-sourced and DIY science, especially as it’s done at BioCurious.org

The program also includes:

c)  Discussion with leaders of Polish science.

d)  Networking (with a small drink in the background).

Date and place:

November 18th, 2013, 3 pm – 5 pm

Athens Hall in LifeScience Park,

ul. Bobrzynskiego 14, Krakow

 

 The lecutre and discussion will be held in English. The program may slightly change.

Participation is free of charge. Obligatory online registration at https://thinkgin.konfeo.com/

The number of seats is limited.

Welcome!

 

   BIOGRAPHY

Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life — biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture — is affecting every one of us. He is known for using storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now.

Raymond is: Chair of the Biotech Track at Singularity University (http://singularityu.org/), a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to training leaders about exponential technologies. Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious (http://biocurious.org/), the hackerspace for biotech, a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIY bio hobbyists and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage. Part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina, where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics. His work and story have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, and Nature.

Raymond’s postgraduate work includes studies at Texas A&M University, Stanford and UC Berkeley in electrical engineering, computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology. Past employers are Genomera, Illumina, Ingenuity Systems, TANSTAAFL Media, QIAGEN, Viatel, NASA, and the other federal agencies. Raymond develops and advises a variety of companies and organizations, including Genomera (crowd-sourced clinical trials), Vecoy Nanomedicines (synthetic biology anti-virus platform), Androcyte (longevity research), and Nanokit (DNA origami).