UCSF

Reshaping Science and Health by Collaborating Between Borders and Disciplines

Date
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 8:30 am to Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 9:30 am
Event sponsor
Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) and The Embassy of France in the U.S.
Audience
students, staff, faculty, alumni, local science community
Location
Online (YouTube)

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 Tuesday, November 30 to Friday, 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 health care.

Recent progress in health and health care 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.

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Watch Day 1: Tue Nov 30, 2021

8:30 a.m. PT
or
5:30 p.m. GMT

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
8:45 a.m. PT
or
5:45 p.m. GMT

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

Watch Day 2: Wed Dec 1, 2021

8:30 a.m. PT
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5:30 p.m. GMT

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 Art

  • Michael Nilges: Vice President for Technology, Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry, Institut Pasteur; Visiting Professor UCSF 2011

  • Jane Richardson: James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Duke University; Developer of the Richardson diagram

Watch Day 3: Thu Dec 2, 2021

8:30 a.m. PT
or
5:30 p.m. GMT

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

Watch Day 4: Fri Dec 3, 2021

8:30 a.m. PT
or
5:30 p.m. GMT

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 of Structure, Malaria Parasite Biology and Vaccines, Institut Pasteur