Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Gemma Turon

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Trained as a molecular biologist, Gemma completed a PhD in colorectal cancer and stem cells at IRB Barcelona in 2019, before taking a one-year break to focus on working and volunteering in the third sector. This shifted her scientific interest to global health and neglected diseases, and the existing barriers to tackle some of the most urgent health issues in developing countries. In November 2020, she co-founded the Ersilia Open Source Initiative, a UK-based NPO focused on disseminating AI/ML tools for research in infectious and neglected diseases. As CEO of Ersilia, she aims to explore new ways of community building and engagement in the scientific arena, at the intersection between academia, biotech start-ups and NPOs.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Ersilia, a hub of AI/ML models for infectious disease research
Democratizing the access to state-of-the-art data science to researchers worldwide.
Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 13:25 13:45
Artificial Intelligence Panel Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 14:05 14:20