Frontiers Forum 2019 – Science Unlimited

The Frontiers Forum brings together 400+ top global scientists and other thought leaders. The full 2019 program provided a valuable opportunity for the Frontiers community to see and discuss the latest in Open Science.

The 2019 Science Unlimited event showcased inspiring developments powering our world of tomorrow, from world leading experts on health, longevity, sustainability and more. See the speakers below and watch their full talk videos.

Global trends

Anna Rosling Rönnlund  Gapminder Foundation

Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Gapminder Foundation

For a fact-based worldview

Anna Rosling Rönnlund, co-author of the bestselling book Factfulness, dismantles the mega-misconceptions shaping our worldview and shows what the world really looks like, in ways everyone can understand.

Bio & full talk video

Bracken Darrell , Logitech  Mehmood Khan , Life Biosciences   Stefan von Holtzbrinck , Holtzbrinck Publishing Group  Henry Markram , EPFL

Bracken Darrell, Logitech
Mehmood Khan, Life Biosciences
Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Henry Markram, EPFL

Amplifying the impact of scientific innovations

Bracken Darrell, Mehmood Khan, Stefan von Holtzbrinck and Henry Markram discuss innovation and how to successfully get cutting-edge science out of the lab to make the greatest possible impact on the world.

Bios & full talk video

Stephan Mergenthaler  World Economic Forum

Stephan Mergenthaler
World Economic Forum

Our world maps need a system reboot

Stephan Mergenthaler outlines new maps that allow us to more easily see links between, and the latest research on, complex global issues and developments like migration, climate change and social media.

Bio & full talk video

Kamila Markram  Frontiers

Kamila Markram
Frontiers

SCIENCE UNLIMITED

Kamila Markram describes how open science can guide artificial intelligence to exponential innovation and provide new solutions for clean energy, sustainable development and healthy living.

Bio & full talk video

Future humans

Spencer Wells   Insitome

Spencer Wells
Insitome

The past, present and future of personal genomics

Leading population geneticist and pioneer of the consumer genomics industry, Spencer Wells, discusses the complex issues surrounding today’s era where more and more people have their DNA sequence, or that of a relative, online.

Bio & full talk video

David Sinclair  Harvard Medical School

David Sinclair
Harvard Medical School

Cracking – and reversing – the aging clock

Listed as TIME magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,” renowned longevity researcher David Sinclair explains his revolutionary findings on why we age – and how we can reverse the process to extend our healthspan.

Bio & full talk video

Christopher E. Mason  Weill Cornell Medicine

Christopher E. Mason
Weill Cornell Medicine

Homo galaxias: Preparing our species for space

Christopher E. Mason has a 500-year vision for human survival– and not just on Earth. He presents the latest data from NASA’s astronaut twin study on the effects of space travel and how we may survive on other planets.

Bio & full talk video

Healthy planet

Claire Kremen  University of British Columbia

Claire Kremen
University of British Columbia

Designing landscapes that work for people and nature

Claire Kremen believes protected areas are not enough to preserve our planet’s species and habitats. She shows a complementary approach that helps save biodiversity in the spaces people share with nature.

Bio & full talk video

Matthew McCabe  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Matthew McCabe
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Eyes in the sky for precision food and water security

Matthew McCabe collects high-resolution data from drones and shoe-box satellites. He demonstrates how this advanced aerial imaging, combined with machine learning, is fueling a digital transformation in agriculture.

Bio & full talk video

Anne Bowser  The Wilson Center

Anne Bowser
The Wilson Center

Using citizen science to modernize the environmental movement

Anne Bowser is helping to launch the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign. She describes how millions of people will collect and share data on air and water quality, biodiversity, climate change and health.

Bio & full talk video

Healthy lives

Jayasree K. Iyer  Access to Medicine Foundation

Jayasree K. Iyer
Access to Medicine Foundation

Bringing healthcare to all people

Jayasree K. Iyer celebrates the incredible advances in medicine and global healthcare over the past decade, and efforts to improve access in low- and middle-income countries.

Bio & full talk video

Grégoire Courtine  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Grégoire Courtine
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

From wheelchair to walking after spinal cord injury

Several paraplegics can now walk again thanks to Grégoire Courtine’s wireless implants. He illustrates the technology behind this breakthrough, plus the next steps to develop commonly available treatments.

Bio & full talk video

Mavi Sánchez-Vives  Institute of Biomedical Research Augusto Pi y Suñer

Mavi Sánchez-Vives
Institute of Biomedical Research Augusto Pi y Suñer

Transforming lives with virtual reality

Mavi Sánchez-Vives demonstrates how our brains can accept virtual bodies as our "own" – and how immersive virtual reality tools can help change people's perspectives and behaviors.

Bio & full talk video

Frontiers leading Open Science

Mirjam Curno  Frontiers

Mirjam Curno
Frontiers

From launch to leader

Mirjam Curno shows why Frontiers is the 4th most cited academic publisher in the world – because its journals are built with data-driven insights, involve the best editors and showcase groundbreaking Research Topics, that create visibility and impact.

Bio & full talk video

Marie Soulière  Frontiers

Marie Soulière
Frontiers

Benchmarking peer review

Marie Soulière highlights how Frontiers surpasses industry benchmarks compared to global standards, in the quality and efficiency of its peer review process, the services it provides, and its user satisfaction ratings.

Bio & full talk video

Daniel Petrariu  Frontiers

Daniel Petrariu
Frontiers

Powered by technology

Daniel Petrariu talks about how the Frontiers Open Science platform enables its award-winning, rigorous peer review process while providing maximum data insights, and how AIRA (our Artificial Intelligence Review Assistant) supports editors and staff in making the best decisions throughout the process.

Bio & full talk video

Chantelle Rijs  Frontiers

Chantelle Rijs
Frontiers

COMMUNICATION FOR INNOVATION

Chantelle Rijs presents how Frontiers’ Open Science platform and post-publication services for authors has been developed for maximum visibility and impact.

Bio & full talk video

Ronald Buitenhuis  Frontiers

Ronald Buitenhuis
Frontiers

CALLING FOR TRANSPARENCY

Ronald Buitenhuis shows how Frontiers' policy of transparency is helping researchers make informed decisions, while bringing benefits of open science to universities, national consortia and funders.

Bio & full talk video

Frederick Fenter  Frontiers

Frederick Fenter
Frontiers

The emerging open science ecosystem

Fred Fenter presents a high-level view of this transformational potential and how it supports the open-science ecosystem that is now rapidly emerging.

Bio & full talk video

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