Most people I know would not consider protein structure analysis of mutations causing inheritable diseases “spare time fun”. Then again, most people I know don`t think I am like most people they know. This week I`m a “single-dad”, since my wife is traveling. So my spare time right now is almost non existent. Nevertheless, the thought of mutating a Proline into a Glycine at position 22 intrigued me, so I spent a few minutes simulating it.
The last couple of weeks in October I went to Valencia to attend the Digital Health Venture Forum, where I received the Best Presentation Award. After spending a few days with my family and my Spanish team, and participating in an art installation by the SuperFlex collective on the 25th, I returned to London. October 27 I went to the beautiful Oxford Science Park to have a couple of business meetings.
Tuesday, October 11th, was day four, and last, at the Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego. Some of the talks I enjoyed the most: Exponential Thinking & Future Predictions: Ray Kurzweil Co-founder & Chancellor, Singularity University Exponential Entrepreneurship: Zayna Khayat, PhD Lead, MaRS Health and Director, MaRS EXCITE Stephanie Marrus, MBA Entrepreneurship Center Director, UCSF Investing In The Future: Vinod Khosla Founder, Khosla Ventures Visualizing the Future of Medical Education, from VR to the OR:
Monday, October 10th was day 3 at the Exponential Medicine Conference San Diego. For me the highlights were: Bold Innovation: Peter Diamandis, MD Co-Founder, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, XPRIZE Redesigning Care: Tony Young, PhD FRCS National Clinical Director for Innovation, NHS England Bakul Patel, MBA Associate Director of Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health Getting the xMED Scrubs Photo on the Beach, with an awesome drone:
Sunday, October 9th, was day two at Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego. Some of the highlights were: From ‘Omics to Action Moira Gunn, PhD Host, NPR’s Biotech Nation Larry Smarr, PhD Professor, UCSD and Director, Calit2 George Poste, DVM PhD FRS Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative- Arizona State University Mobile, Connected, Digital Health David Albert, MD Founder, AliveCor Stanley Shaw, MD PhD Co-Director, MGH Center for Assessment Technology & Continuous Health Bakul Patel, MBA Associate Director of Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health Ulrik Wisløff Professor: Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Innovating at Scale: John Mattison, MD CMIO and Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente
Saturday, October 8th, I attended day 1 of the Singularity University Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diegoat the amazing Hotel Del Coronado. The event was organized mainly by Will Weisman and the incomparable Daniel Kraft, MD (whom I met last year at the London Stock Exchange), both from Singularity University. The Conference was fully packed with activities. Morning activities started at 7am and included Yoga, Meditation, Art, and Beach Run. Evening activities changed every day, and included things like Team Collaboration & Innovation Games, Gadget & S’mores Bar, Music & Magic at the Bar, UnConference, or Silent Disco.
I am interested in many things. One of the main ones is technology. And within technology, software development to view telemetry data in different ways, within the same application. Answering NASA’s call to help contribute to the exploration of the solar system, I got access to their next-generation mission control framework being developed at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley being used for mission planning and operations in the lead up to the Resource Prospector mission, and at NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to view data from the Curiosity Rover.
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