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 (

"First Day Of Tomorrow" in Paris -- April 18-19/2014. Book now!

Xavier DuportetPhD Student in Synthetic Biology, an "Hyperactive scientist and creative entrepreneur", (twitter handle: @duportet), is the event organizer.

"Biohackers, you should get your earlybird tickets asap!"


"For the first time in Paris, we're gathering all these biotech & DIY/DIYBIO superstars!
Founder of the Arduino, Founder of Genspace, VP Research of SynBio leader Amyris, Inventor of the lab grown hamburger, HAXLR8R mentor, inventor of the iKnife, the medical 3D printing guru, European Inventor of the Year 2013, founder of SynBioAxlr8r, Andrew Hessel from Singularity University, IndieGogo executive, CEO Global BioEnergies, CEO IntelClinic, CEO QuantuMDx, CSO BreakoutLabs and many more!!"

✖ Register with the code FDOT_BIOHACK for awesome discount on earlybird tickets until April 2nd! LAST CALL ✖
20€ for students, 30€ for scientists, makers and startupers with, 40€ for others: conferences + lunch + diner + cocktail

An overview of the morning program!

✖ 9am: Tomorrow Research ✖
- "Can lab-grown meet revolutionize the way we eat?"
Prof. Mark Post, from University of Maastricht, has been backed by google co-founder with a $60.000.000 grant to make this idea a reality.

- "How to cure diseases with supercharged nanoparticules?"
Prof Patrick Couvreur, nano-oncologist from CNRS has received the Inventor of the Year Award in 2013 from the European Patent Office.

- "Will robotic intelligence make the next leap forward?"
Prof Massimo Versace, director of the Neuromorphic Lab at Boston University founded Neurala in 2006 to commercialize brain-based softwares.

- "The future of surgery: the iKnife and other connected objects"
Dr. Zoltan Takats from Imperial College, is the founder of Prosolia, Medimass and Massprom.

✖ 10am: Tomorrow Startups ✖
- "The power of Big Data"
Jean-Baptiste Rudelle is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO of CRITEO, a global leader of performance display advertising.

- "How robotics will change the world: the story behind the bionic man"
Rich Walker is the CEO of Shadow Robot, a UK company developing cutting edge robotics, notably the Dexterous Hand and the Air Muscles.

- "The 3D Printing revolution"
Dr. Andrew Dawood is a dental-surgeon but also the 3D Printing Headmaster. He just opened Digits2Widget, the largest 3D printing story in the UK.

- "Reprogramming life: the promises of Synthetic Biology"
Dr. Tim Gardner is the VP Research of Amyris, the largest synbio startup that creates reprograms microbes to synthesize high-value added molecules.

✖ 11am: Tomorrow Funding ✖
- "The VC point of view on the next decade of startup funding"
Bill Liao is a partner at SOS Ventures, he co-founded Xing, CoderDojo,WeForst and was an influential early investor in Twitter.

- "When Corporate Venturing helps startups out"
Vincent Schachter is the VP R&D at Total New Energies and partners with many startups to help them grow.

- "When algorithms help investors find diamond in the rough"
Stephen Piron is the founder of Bright*Sun. He developed an algorithm to foster data-driven investments.

- "When crowdfunding replaces traditional investment"
Liz Walz is the Head of International at IndieGoGo, and she will explain one of the most disruptive funding trend!

1 commentaire:

Ethics, Health and Death 2.0 a dit…

Will attend, have registered for both days...