The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast

Episode 20 with Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt, neuroscience professor at VIB-KU Leuven, explains the role of glial cells in neurodegenerative diseases and discusses boxing and motorbike racing.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Matthew is a group leader at VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, where his lab studies the molecular mechanisms that control development and function of astrocytes in vivo, and how they interact with neurons.

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Episode 21 with Noor Siddiqui

We spoke with Noor Siddiqui about how Orchid is using polygenic risk scores for common diseases for preimplantation screening.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Noor is the Founder and CEO of Orchid, a reproductive technology company. Prior to Orchid, Noor was an AI researcher at Stanford where she worked on applications of deep learning to genomics. She was also formerly a Thiel Fellow, working at Remedy.

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Episode 19 with Lucia Huang & Jimmy Qian 

Lucia and Jimmy, co-founders of Osmind, discuss psychedelic therapies for mental illness, the future of the Bay Area, and public benefit corporations.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Lucia is co-founder and CEO of Osmind, which has developed an electronic health records system tailored to people with treatment-resistant mental illness. She received her MBA from Stanford and, previously, worked to help find cures for ALS and Parkinson’s at Verge Genomics.

Jimmy is co-founder and COO of Osmind, which has developed an electronic health records system tailored to people with treatment-resistant mental illness. He is currently on leave from Stanford’s MD program, and has previously founded multiple successful non-profits.

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Episode 18 with Grant Belgard

Our regular host, Grant Belgard, founder of The Bioinformatics CRO, talks about his career working remotely and how he expects technology to change the biotech industry.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Grant is founder and CEO of The Bioinformatics CRO as well as head of bioinformatics at bit.bio. He previously earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, with joint training at the NIH, and worked as a research scientist in biotech. 

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Episode 17 with Ambika Bumb

We talk with Ambika Bumb, science and technology advisor to the department of state’s crisis management and strategy team, about nanotechnology, the pandemic, and biotech start-ups.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Ambika is the health science and technology advisor for the department of state’s crisis management and strategy.  Previously she studied nanodiamonds as a NIH-Marshall Scholar and subsequently founded Bikanta applying nanodiamond technology to diagnostics.

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Episode 16 with Lucas Steuber

We talk with Lucas Steuber, clinical product and marketing director at Cognixion, about using a brain-computer interface and augmented reality to help people with speech disabilities communicate.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Lucas is clinical product and marketing director at Cognixion. A renowned linguist and speech pathologist, he has helped develop a brain-computer interface with augmented reality to help people with speech disabilities communicate.

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Episode 15 with Trevor Martin

We talk with Trevor Martin, co-founder and CEO of Mammoth Biosciences, about using CRISPR technology to detect SARS-CoV-2, his experience as a new CEO, and science education.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Trevor is co-founder and CEO of Mammoth Biosciences, discovering novel CRISPR systems that enable new possibilities for expanding biology. For example, using CRISPR as a COVID-19 diagnostic test. He has previously been honored as Forbes 40-under-40. 

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Episode 14 with Dan Geschwind

Dan Geschwind, professor and associate vice chancellor at UCLA, shares his path to neuroscience, thoughts on precision medicine, and why one should use unbiased methods to prioritize hypotheses.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Dan is a professor and associate vice chancellor at UCLA. His group has pioneered the application of systems biology methods in neurologic and psychiatric disease, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and neurodegenerative conditions.

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Episode 13 with Deepti Gurdasani, Christina Pagel & Nisreen Alwan

In our first panel discussion, three COVID experts share their thoughts on emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 and the growing selective pressures for immune escape.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Deepti Gurdasani

Deepti is a clinical epidemiologist and senior lecturer in machine learning at Queen Mary University of London. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she uses machine learning to understand prominent clusters of patients’ symptoms and how people are likely to progress over time.

Christina Pagel

Christina is director of the Clinical Operational Research Unit and a Professor of Operational Research at University College London. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she works closely with clinicians and public health professionals to communicate research to the public.

Nisreen Alwan

Nisreen is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Southampton, researching maternal and child health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alwan uses social media to communicate public health messages and to call for long COVID to be counted and measured.

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Episode 12 with Delian Asparouhov

Delian Asparouhov, co-founder of Varda Space Industries and principal at Founders Fund, talks about space manufacturing, economic bubbles, and tech investing.

On The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, we sit down with scientists to discuss interesting topics across biomedical research and to explore what made them who they are today.

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Delian is the co-founder of Varda Space Industries and principal at Founders Fund.  He was awarded the Thiel Fellowship in undergrad and moved from MIT to Silicon Valley.  His company Varda is working to manufacture products such as human organs in a microgravity environment.

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