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 (

Tim Gardner, Riffyn: "The industrial revolution of genetic engineering"

The industrial revolution of genetic engineering: synthetic biology. Let's start building the future! Tim Gardner's Keynote at The First Day of Tomorrow 2014 Paris, April 18. Twitter: . The application of industrial measurement systems is the next frontier in Synthetic Biology. Next frontier in synthetic biology: applying industrial measurement & quality, even during the research process. #Gardner #Riffyn. 3D printing of stem cells.
"Hi Catherine, I noticed that you posted my talk from the FDOT conference on youtube. I am flattered and appreciative that you enjoyed it. But for many reasons I do not want the presentation on youtube. Would you mind removing the post? Perhaps we can have a chance to meet in person at some event the future. And perhaps there will soon be a presentation I don't mind posting on youtube! Thanks in advance for your understanding." All the best, Timothy Gardner

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Tim is a great engineer, he just left Amyris to dedicate himself to his new startup, Riffyn. He said he was still collaborating with Amyris.
on twitter: @Amyris
This is the video of his keynote in Paris last Friday, April 18th, at the "First day of tomorrow" conference and challenge. Organiser of this conf: Xavier Duportet.

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Tim Gardner is interested in hearing from coding experts! His e-mail: