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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

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