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Falling Walls Winners Session: Life Sciences

Falling Walls Foundation

LIVE: The 10 winners in the category Life Sciences present their breakthrough work

Over the past months, over 900 nominees from 111 countries have made the journey to become the Science Breakthrough of the Year in their respective category. In this session, the TOP 10 WINNERS in the category Life Sciences present their breakthrough work and its profound impact on science and society.

A must-see for all curious minds who strive to know about top breakthrough thinking in the scientific study of life and organisms (e.g. biology, neuroscience, zoology).

 
We are delighted to announce the ten winners in the category Life Sciences:
 
STEFAN DÜBEL – TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BRAUNSCHWEIG
Breaking the Wall to Corona Antibodies
Stefan Dübel generates natural human antibodies that completely block COVID-19.

ERAN ELINAV – THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Breaking the Wall of the Gut-Brain Connection in ALS
Eran Elinav focsses on decoding host-microbiome interactions and their effects on health and disease.

XIANG-DONG FU – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO (UCSD)
Breaking the Wall to Replenish Lost Neurons
Xiang-Dong Fu has developed a new strategy to convert astrocytes into functional neurons, and thereby rebuild lost neural circuits.

CHRISTIAN HACKENBERGER – LEIBNIZ-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FÜR MOLEKULARE PHARMAKOLOGIE (FMP)
Breaking the Wall to Next Generation Biopharmaceuticals
Christian Hackenberger contributes to the development of protein-based therapeutics to target cancer and viral infections.

MICHELLE MONJE – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Breaking the Wall of Brain Cancer
Michelle Monje works at the intersection of neuroscience and brain cancer biology.

SERGIU PASCA – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Breaking the Wall of Neuropsychiatric Disease
Sergiu Pasca’s team grows human brain organoids and assembloids from stem cells to learn about development and disease mechanisms.

HOLGER PUCHTA – KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (KIT)
Breaking the Wall to Sustainable Agriculture
Holger Puchta uses CRISPR/Cas technology towards a more sustainable agriculture.

STEPHAN SIEBER – TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Breaking the Wall to Next Generation Antibiotics
Stephan Sieber discovers a new type of antibiotic overcoming several previous limitations.

GIOVANNI TRAVERSO – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
Breaking the Wall of Drug Delivery and Nutrient Absorption
Giovanni Traverso has developed a transformative technology to improve drug delivery and nutrient absorption.

HAITAO YANG – SHANGHAI TECH UNIVERSITY
Breaking the Wall to COVID-19 Inhibitors
Haitao Yang has worked to combine structure-assisted drug design and virtual drug screening to help identify new drugs to combat COVID-19.

 

 

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