Edible Vaccines? Maryna Korshevniuk says yes at the Falling Walls Lab Kyiv 2016
The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the Klitschko Foundation hosted its second Falling Walls Lab in the Ukraine on 29 September 2016.
20 talented academics of a variety of scientific disciplines presented their innovative ideas, research projects and business models in front of a renowned jury and more than 950 guests.
The jury selected the most impressive idea based on breakthrough factor, impact and performance. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Kyiv 2016 will travel to Berlin to participate in the Falling Walls Lab Finale as one of 100 finalists from across the globe. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference where top researchers and institution leaders from academia, industry and policy-making come together on 9 November 2016.
Meet the winner:
Maryna Korshevniuk Ukraine National Technical University of Ukraine Breaking the Wall of Edible Vaccines
Maryna presented her work on the transient genetic transformation of edible plants. Today, vaccinations are particularly acute due to an increase of infectious diseases, as well as mutations of known diseases. Novel medical methods allow to switch on the accumulation of immunologically active proteins inside cells of raw edible plants.
Meet the jury:
Viktor Tsykunov (Chairman), Developers and Platform Evangelism Lead, Microsoft Ukraine
Alina Nosenko, Director, Klitschko Foundation
Iaroslav German, Software Engineering Director, Epam
Vasyl Mylko, Head of R&D, SoftServe
Vladyslav Kurmaz, Software Engineer Consultant, Globallogic Ukraine
Ivanna Bondarchuk, Head of Development & Innovation, Bayer CropScience division
The winners of the Falling Walls Lab Kyiv 2016