The Biggest Challenges in Cancer Research & How to Use ML to do Drug Discovery with Sarah Constantin

TL;DR Drug Discovery using machine learning is working and holds great promise Most cancer treatments are incredibly expensive and only extend life by a few months Cancer research started when in WWII it was discovered mustard gas could cause tumor regression Lack of diversity in approaches is one of the main bottlenecks A lot of friction between a researcher with a great idea and getting [...]

By |2018-01-24T02:19:08+01:00January 24th, 2018|Collaboration, Funding|0 Comments

Why 85% of health research is wasted with Paul Glasziou

TL;DR 85% of biomedical research is wasted 50% of it because it never gets published of the remaining, another 50% because publication is not complete and applicable of the remaining, another 50% because study includes fixable design flaws and lacks systematic review of literature Several initiatives underway to fix the issues, of technological and financial nature. Some funders achieve 98% publication rates. Technological tools assist [...]

By |2018-01-12T13:47:01+01:00January 12th, 2018|Collaboration, Funding|0 Comments

Github for Science with Marcio von Muhlen

In this podcast, we get to know Marcio von Muhlen, a biological engineer trained at MIT turned entrepreneur & product manager in Silicon Valley. He was working on cancer diagnostics through blood samplingĀ and wanted to have better access to the work from other scientists in the field. Frustrated about having to pay for research articles, he recognized early on that we need a github for [...]

By |2018-01-11T00:43:26+01:00January 6th, 2018|Collaboration|0 Comments


What does bio2040 want to achieve? bio2040 is a podcast and blog created by entrepreneurs and scientists. Here you can Discover the biggest challenges in healthcare and drug discovery Meet the best cofounders, employers and candidates to tackle the challenges together What is the motivation behind bio2040? Disease is by far the largest cause of mortality and a large cause of suffering for most human [...]

By |2018-01-27T15:22:58+01:00December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments