STEMcIUB Darwin Regional Conference
2 Feb, 23 - 5 Feb, 23
The Darwin International Conference organized by Bioriidl, India's first DIY biolab, brings together research enthusiasts from across the world every year, providing a platform for cutting-edge research topics, talk sessions by established biologists, hands-on workshops, tours, Research Symposium, and more. STEM Community, IUB collaborated with Darwin India to organize the "Regional Conference" as part of the Darwin International Conference 2023.
The scientific talk session began with keynote speaker Darlington Akogo, founder and CEO of minoHealth, who has developed ScarffoldNet, a tool that aids in the classification of synthetic scaffolds in regenerative medicine. He talked about the use of artificial intelligence and computation in health sciences. The following keynote session was by Dr. Filipe Pereira who established cell fusion and heterokaryons as a new technique to research cellular reprogramming mechanisms towards pluripotency during his PhD. His talk focused on anti-cancer immunotherapy where he delved into the biochemistry of how cells acquire, maintain, and ultimately change or reverse their identity.
Dr. Xavier Palmer and Dr. Lucas Potter held the third Scientific talk session, discussing their research at the intersection of Biological and Computational Fabrication, and Security Research.
The final panel discussion, titled "Integrated technologies and the importance of community science education for sustainable innovations,” featured Dr. Walker, a learning scientist who focuses on the application of new computational and biological technologies in middle and high school curricula, Carolyn Angleton, a biotechnology student who organizes and moderates panels on the global community biolab movement and designs art/science curriculum protocols. and Karolina Sulich, a post-artist who investigates the relationships between people, biology, and technology in her works and promotes open science, moderated by DLS student Ashrafi Anjuman Sneha.
Find the panel session talk highlighting bio design as an integrated technology for education, along with all other sessions at the STEM Community, IUB Facebook page and STEMcIUB YouTube channel.