What a joy listening to a brilliant scientist communicate accessibly, with clarity, humor, friendliness! Recently nominated first presidential science advisor with a seat in the cabinet, what a great conversation Prof. Eric Lander had with Alan Alda, about his leading role in the Human Genome Project and how the insights it’s revealed into diseases - from Covid-19 to cancer - are leading to treatments, and even cures, that he never imagined possible.
I was reminded fondly of the Israeli team leading the CRISPR IL consortium, https://lnkd.in/dUvVr3R top researchers and entrepreneurs bridging academia and industry, whom I had the privilege of helping prepare for their high stakes Israel Innovation Authority presentation.
With their visionary proposal and impactful delivery, they nailed it big time and won a mega grant.
CRISPR IL are now spearheading the initiative to leverage the development of CRISPR based technologies in academia and industry as a powerful growth engine for Israel, bringing much needed applied innovation to address major global challenges and benefit humanity worldwide.