About The workshop
A multidisciplinary group of specialists in healthspan and longevity research will collaborate with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines, including construction pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.
Areas to be addressed include furthering the human healthspan via the design and construction of complex structures and molecular machines built via organic and inorganic synthesis; objects and devices constructed from DNA, RNA, proteins, or biomimetic polymers; construction via scanning probe; and other approaches to building with increasing precision from the bottom up.
Your participation should bring the following benefits:
1. To assist you in finding the best multi-disciplinary researchers pursuing your areas of interest
2. To speed your evaluation of these new contacts via real-time interactions at the meeting
3. To stimulate entirely new, fundable research projects and work on actual research proposals
4. To explore new funding sources
The participation includes an invitation to the Feynman Prize Award Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, September 16.
Chatham House RulE
To encourage cutting-edge discussion, we'll be following the Chatham House Rule for the majority of the event, as it is used at the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos. This will allow you to speak freely on any topic without concern that your comments might be attributed to you without your express permission. The final white paper may contain a list of participants and their affiliations.
To aid our preparation of a written event whitepaper, we will be doing audio recording throughout the event -- this is for reference only and will not be made public. Separately, if you're willing, we'd appreciate your making some brief informal remarks on video regarding your views of the event and its topic. Every participant will be asked to sign a Waiver, Indemnity and Release Form, but participation in the video is entirely voluntary. You will have the opportunity to contribute to individual whitepapers and reports where you will be credited as an author.
Demir Atkin, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology, Stanford
Joshua Ballard, Zyvex Labs
Jonathan Barnes, Dept. of Chemistry, Washington Univ.
Jeremy Barton, Nanofactory Corporation
Anne Brunet, Genetics, Stanford
Steve J. "Bucky" Butow, DOD Defense Innovation Unit Experimental
Chuyang Cheng, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern Univ.
Paul Cherukuri, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice Univ.
Laura Deming, The Longevity Fund
Martin Edelstein, Covalent/ Agua Via
David Forrest, Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office
John Furber, Legendary Pharma
Steve Fowkes, Nanopolymer Systems
GIovanna Ghirlanda, Molecular Sciences, Arizona
William A Goddard, III, Caltech, Dept. of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics
Ashwin Gopinath, Bioeng/Bio, Caltech
Tanya Jones, Arigos Biomedical
Kent Kemmish, Stealth Biotech
James B. Lewis, Foresight Institute
Clinton (Cosmo) Mielke, Project Infinome
Stephanie Morris, NCI, NIH
JD Northrup, Chemistry, Temple University
Ravi Pandya, Cancer Genomics, Microsoft
Gayle Pergamit, Covalent/Agua Via
Kevin Perrott, SENS Research Foundation, & Buck Institute
Jed W. Pitera, Almaden Research Center, IBM
Hai Qian, Chem, Dartmouth College
Shivana Sharmi, Calif Nanosyst Inst, UCLA
William Shih, Bio Chem & Molec Pharma, Harvard
Michael Skuhersky, MIT Media Lab
Nelson Teng MD, Oncology, Stanford
Jonathan Ward, Quantum Eng
9 AM to 6 PM both days
Feynman Prize Award Dinner on Saturday evening
The Lodge (Elks) Palo Alto
Palo Alto Room, 2nd floor
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
All meals and snacks are provided at no charge over the duration of the workshop.
Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- The festive dinner will be part of the Feynman Prize Award Ceremony
Sunday: Breakfast and lunch
Please let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have by emailing email@example.com.
Attendees can book their accommodations at the Foresight group rate. The Hilton Hotel is across the street from the workshop venue.
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
4216 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Reservations Hotel 650-843-0795
Foresight Group Code FORE09
Rooms are $139/night plus tax.
Christine Peterson, Facilitator
Steve Burgess, President
Allison Duettmann, Coordination
Jim Lewis, Research Analyst
Marcia Seidler, Event Organizer
For any questions or help with logistics, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Foresight Institute
Foresight Institute researches technologies of fundamental importance to the human future, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, cyber security, and artificial intelligence. We reward research excellence, restrain recklessness, and create community to promote beneficial uses of these revolutionary technologies and reduce misuse and accidents potentially associated with them.
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