Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Spring 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 (

"Au 21ème siècle, on hacke la biologie..." Thomas Landrain, TEDxParis

"Comprendre, modifier et exploiter des processus biologiques"

Biology without borders : Thomas Landrain at TEDxParisUniversités

Les valeurs véhiculées : il s'agit de démocratiser la biologie et les sciences ...

2 commentaires:

Low-Coste Innovation Blog a dit…

"Thomas is the co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization "La Paillasse" in Paris, one of the world's largest community laboratories, commonly called hackerspaces, that foster open biotechnology. He is an active member of the Do-it-yourself Biology (DIYbio) community, organizing the launch of the DIYbio Europe network and working regularly as one of its spokespersons. He is currently pursuing his PhD studies in Synthetic Biology at iSSB, a CNRS-Genopole research institution. Convinced that the 21st century will be the century of biotechnologies, he is now focusing on making biology more accessible to use as a technology for citizens and amateurs."

Low-Coste Innovation Blog a dit…

Des boîtes de pétri qui vont réécrire l'histoire de l'imprimerie... Du 3D bioprinting... Cela se passe dans l'un des plus grands "fab lab" en open source, "La Paillasse", à Paris...

Fascinant, excellente présentation !