Life sciences, (e)health and artificial intelligence professionals attended the Science & Innovation dinner. The event aimed to highlight the countless collaboration and establishment opportunities, as well as the powerful knowledge network in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Our initiative Smart Health Amsterdam co-organised this dinner with Amsterdam Science Park.
During roundtable discussions and pitches, guest speakers and experts presented companies to identify unique collaboration opportunities and get acquainted with everything the Science Park has to offer. Including the access to award-winning researchers and cutting-edge laboratory facilities. These ultimately bolster synergy between research, education and entrepreneurship in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, and beyond.
Rob van der Mei, Research and Development professor at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) provided a few practical examples. He talked about medical research optimisation and algorithms which help doctors decide on treatment for cancer patients. These advancements have the potential to save human lives and reduce waitlists in healthcare.
Pernette J. Verschure, Functional Epigenome Dynamics professor at the University of Amsterdam, discussed her work in developing long-term epigenetic reprogramming to address societal challenges.
Guests were fascinated to learn how our genetic material is programmed, as Verschure explained, with innovative techniques for re-instructing the epigenome by exploiting the variability between cells. Part of an EU project – which unites various universities and companies like Bristol Myers, Unilever, Enza, Keygene and Confocal – this is a revolutionary way to maintain a good health but also to grow crops in a changing climate.
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