Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Out Summer 2017)

Welcome to the digital era of biology (and to this modest blog I started in early 2005).

To cure many diseases, like cancer or cystic fibrosis, we will need to target genes (mutations, for ex.), not organs! I am convinced that the future of replacement medicine (organ transplant) is genomics (the science of the human genome). In 10 years we will be replacing (modifying) genes; not organs!

Anticipating the $100 genome era and the P4™ medicine revolution. P4 Medicine (Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory): Catalyzing a Revolution from Reactive to Proactive Medicine.

I am an early adopter of scientific MOOCs. I've earned myself four MIT digital diplomas: 7.00x, 7.28x1, 7.28.x2 and 7QBWx. Instructor of 7.00x: Eric Lander PhD.

Upcoming books: Airpocalypse, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) 2017; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (2018).

I love Genomics. Would you rather donate your data, or... your vital organs? Imagine all the people sharing their data...

Audio files on this blog are Windows files ; if you have a Mac, you might want to use VLC ( to read them.

Concernant les fichiers son ou audio (audio files) sur ce blog : ce sont des fichiers Windows ; pour les lire sur Mac, il faut les ouvrir avec VLC (

Disrupt Europe Startup Battlefield in October 2013 in Berlin

To all European Startups: be in Berlin in October 2013!

"Calling all startups from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We want you. For the very first time, the full TechCrunch Disrupt conference (complete with the main TechCrunch Editors and Writers) is coming to Europe and we’re looking for the very best startups to launch on our Disrupt stage as part of the world-famous Startup Battlefield. The winner gets a shiny Disrupt Cup, $50,000 cash, and a huge amount of attention from the world of tech.
The Startup Battlefield is the heart and soul of our conferences. Companies like Yammer, Dropbox, FitBit, Swype and hundreds more have launched from the Disrupt stage. We’ve always had an international contingent, but come October, it will be Europe’s time to shine.

 Last month, at Disrupt NY 2013, Enigma bested a very impressive batch of startups including HAN:DLESupplyShift, and Zenefits. The very best startups show up at Disrupt.
Are you ready to launch your company on the biggest startup launch stage and get the highest profile possible? Tell us about it.
For the first two days, 30 companies will present their product to a panel of judges — a group of experts that include partners from major VC firms and CEOs and other execs from major tech companies who take you through your paces. Then comes a shortlist and if you make it to that you pitch again.
But first you have to apply. Click here for the application and full list of rules.
More details about Disrupt Europe:Berlin 2013 will be announced in the coming weeks. ‘Early bird’ tickets are currently on sale at a significant discount. We are preparing a stellar line up of speakers and panels, the cream of Silicon Valley and Europe combined. Disrupt Europe: Berlin will also play host to some awesome parties and receptions. We hope you’ll join us.


But we need your help. Apply for Startup Battlefield and help us make the first Disrupt in Europe one they’ll talk about for years to come.
Applications are reviewed by TechCrunch writers and on a rolling basis — and the last two Disrupts had record numbers of applicants — so it’s to your advantage to submit as soon as you are ready. Due to strong demand, we are unable to review applications more than once, so please do not submit a draft application before you are ready for final consideration. Just submit the one good one.
PowerPoint slides and video demos are optional but highly encouraged. We reserve the right not to review applications without video demos based on application volume. We look forward to reviewing your application.

All submissions are confidential unless otherwise permitted by applicants on the application form.

And of course, our sponsors help make events happen. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team at" (Source)

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