Where Physics and Life Meet at the Nanoscale
In philosophy, the sanskrit concept of Māyā alludes to the illusion created by the limits of our physical senses which prevent us from seeing reality in its deepest essence. If science could tear this veil, what would the world look like and what new technological breakthroughs would result? Dr. Anita Goel, Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym®, is a Harvard-MIT physicist and physician and a world-renowned leader in the emerging field of nanobiophysics, a new science which connects modern physics and life sciences using nanotechnology as a bridge. This new paradigm promises revolutionary solutions to the most pressing problems in health, energy and the environment. For example, this nexus has led to Gene-RADAR®, a fully portable, chip-based diagnostic tool that can detect any disease with a genetic fingerprint from a single drop of blood or saliva, that is being commercialised by Nanobiosym®. Dr. Goel’s many recognitions include being named as the 2013 winner of the XPRIZE sponsored by Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE and one of the world’s “Top 35 Science and Technology Innovators” by MIT Technology Review. Dr. Goel sits on many Boards and Advisory Boards advising the US government and Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin And Pepsico. At Falling Walls, Dr. Goel will introduce some of her inventions and products at Nanobiosym that will decentralise, mobilise and personalise the next generation of healthcare infrastructure.