Blockchain is the technology behind virtual currencies, whose popularity has peaked at the end of 2017. Now that the hype is over, we will step back and think about other ways of using blockchain.
Together with a group of experts, we will discuss the possible applications of blockchain in scientific research and healthcare.
Currently, blockchain can already be used in research for data storage, traceability, and health data collection, amongst others. But how likely is it that this technology will be adopted globally and revolutionise the future? Are we, as society, prepared for this technology or will we have to make some changes? What about our health or research data, will it be kept secure at all times? Who will own the chain: governments or private institutions? We are the Life Sciences Zurich Young Scientists Network, a group of volunteer graduate students who aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry. With MindSet, our yearly panel discussion series, we focus on gaining knowledge on and discussing a controversial topic affecting our society by engaging scientists and the public.
Moderators: Joaquin Urdinez & Priyanka Ravikumar
Organisers: Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network Speakers: Dimitra Papadopoulou, Dr. Martin Etzrodt, Girisha Fernando, Prof. Lawrence Rajendran
Panel discussion in English.
Free entry, no registration required.