December 2018: First Edmond J. Safra Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon
The Salon series is a new initiative of the Center. It is envisioned as a forum to promote entrepreneurship at the convergence of biology, medicine, and computing. It is intended to be a meeting, interaction and networking forum for academics, industry, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists interested in joining together biology, medicine and computing.
The series is a collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the BIES series.
The first meeting of the Edmond J. Safra Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon took place on December 12, 2018 at the Porter School of Environmental Studies Building, TAU.
Some 80 participants from industry and academia have gathered in the Porter Auditorium. Prof. Ron Shamir, Head of the Edmond J. Safra Center, opened the meeting, describing the Center and its main activities. Mr. Ariel Greenberg, the representative of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, was the guest of honor. Prof. Noam Shomron, Edmond J. Safra member, Chair of the Salon organizing committee, introduced the speaker, Dr. Mor Amitai, CTO iCarbonX (Israel). Dr. Amitai gave an exciting talk titled "Personalized healthcare: challenges in joining biology, medicine, and computing". The talk was followed by questions and answers. After the talk, participants were invited to a reception and refreshments at the lobby, allowing interaction in an informal environment.
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The next Salon meeting will be announced soon.