The Synaptic Leap is a project started by Ginger Taylor aiming to create enabling systems to make open source, collaborative development straightforward for biomedical researchers. The project bills itself as "Open Biomedical Research", and this is the topic of this week's show.
This week on Open Views I'm joined by Dr. Matthew Todd, lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Todd's work in drug discovery for tropical diseases such as schistosomiasis is internationally recognized. He is also a proponent of the use of the Free/Open Source model for doing biomedical research in areas such as tropical diseases and biochemistry.
Dr. Matthew Todd is currently a research advisor at The Synaptic Leap, and we'll be talking about what Open Source in bio-medicine really means, how it is implemented, and what the impact of the Free/Open model is in biomedical research.
Jackie Dodd, wife of U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Christopher Dodd of Connecticut [D]
Jackie Dodd spent 20 years working in national security policy, foreign affairs and trade for the US Government. As CEO and Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank during the Clinton administration, Mrs Dodd visited over 90 countries around the world, leading trade negotiations and opening new markets to US goods.
Prior to her executive branch experience Mrs Dodd worked on issues of national security in the Congress, she holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
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Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry,as taught by the legendary sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of India. In 1990,Gangaji (then Antoinette Roberson Varner) entered this lineage through Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji. Since that time,she has traveled the world,holding gatherings and retreats with spiritual seekers of all faiths.
James Moore interviewed Valerie Plame live on Planet Erstwild on Dec 7, 2007. Plame is the covert CIA operative outed by senior administration officals in retaliation for an editorial her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote in the New York TImes in July 2003. Titled "What I Didn't Find in Africa", Wilson's revelations led the White House to retract the centerpiece of the January 2003 State of the Union address in which the president quoted British sources that Iraq was actively seeking weapons of mass destruction and thereby threatening U.S. interests.
GUSTAVO COLLANTES OF HARVARD
Gustavo Collantes is a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, who focuses on energy and climate change policy, particularly as they relate to transportation, and the economics and politics of low-carbon energy alternatives.
Gustavo will be at the Kennedy School of Government, while retaining collaborative research with the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis. Until recently, he led the Policy and Business Strategy track of the Hydrogen Pathways project at UC Davis.
Tune in Friday at 1pm or Monday at 8 am as Monica and Caroline welcome another powerhouse of feminine wisdom to Writers' Voices.
For over 20 years, former Fairfield resident Meryl Runion has owned and operated a training and information service company. In addition to designing, marketing and presenting customized seminars, Meryl worked as an independent contractor for the World Plan Executive Council, presenting personal development training on their behalf. For eight years, Meryl contracted extensively for SkillPath Seminars, teaching management, communication, conflict management and personal development classes worldwide.
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