Hora: 4:30-8:30 pm
Lugar: D’Or Institute for Research and Education – IDOR
Biotech Tonic, Latin America’s leading targeted and informal scientific and networking event, moves out for the first time to Brazil, to sunny Rio de Janeiro.
We are pleased to invite you to join us for drinks and insightful conversations about biotech and business on May 14th, 4:30 pm at the D’Or Institute for Research and Education – IDOR (Rua Diniz Cordeiro, 30 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22281-100).
We will have a memorable evening with Dr. Pablo Valenzuela, Co-founder and Scientific Director of the Fundación Ciencia & Vida, with the talk «Curiosity as a Transformative Agent: A personal Experience».
In this personal account, Dr. Valenzuela will highlight the fundamental role that curiosity plays in the creation of new knowledge, which then gives rise to products and revolutionary services that impact our society. For the scientist «biotechnology is a science of information, and when there is new information, there are new possibilities».
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Pablo Valenzuela is a biochemist from the University of Chile with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University USA. He did his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and held the position of professor in the Department of Biochemistry of that institution.
In 1981, together with W. Rutter and E. Penhoet, he co-founded Chiron Corporation, which a decade later became the second largest biotechnology company in the world. As Vice President of R&D at Chiron, Valenzuela was responsible for the development of biotechnology products and inventor in more than 50 patents in Chile and abroad.
His achievements include the creation of the vaccine against hepatitis B, the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, the elucidation of the genome of the HIV virus and the development of blood screening tests that have made blood transfusion in the world free of many diseases.
He is also the Co-founder and Director of GrupoBios S.A., the first biotechnology company in Chile, and co-founder of Fundación Ciencia & Vida. He is a Board Member of Nova Mineralis, President & CEO of Andes Biotechnologies Inc. and member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences.
In 2002, he was awarded the National Prize for Applied and Technological Sciences of Chile. In 2013, the Bay Bio Life Science Association awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award and, in 2014, he was awarded the UCSF Medal, the highest award given by that university.
OPEN D’OR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION HUB
Open D’Or Healthcare Innovation Hub is a platform created by the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) to promote open innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare by stimulating innovative startups to become globally competitive in the biotechnology and digital health sectors.
Its mission is to identify companies, promising entrepreneurs and disruptive technologies, and to support the development of their innovative solutions with programs of specialized mentorship, and by providing access to the healthcare environment, through connectivity with Rede D’Or São Luiz hospital network and its surrounding ecosystems.
Do not miss out this unique edition of the Biotech Tonic in Rio!Monday, May 14th, at 4:30 pm at the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR),located at Rua Diniz Cordeiro, 30 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 7th.
Do you want to learn more about past editions of the Biotech Tonic? Visit our YouTubechannel for more.
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm Registration0
5:00 pm – 05:15 pm Opening Remarks: Jorge Moll & Cristían Hernández
05:15 pm – 06:00 pm Keynote Speech: Pablo Valenzuela; Mediator: Cristían Hernández0
6:00 pm – 06:30 pm Q&A (Public)
06:30 pm – 06:45 pm Brief Comments: Sebastián Bernales (Fundación Ciencia & Vida), Jorge Moll (IDOR), Luiz Eduardo Caroli (BioZeus); Mediator: Cristían Hernández0
6:45 pm – 08:15 pm Networking08:15 pm – 08:30 pm Closing Remarks
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