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Frugal Science

date
19.03.2019 
time
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM 
speaker
Manu Prakash 
affiliation
Stanford University 
language
en 
main topic
Biology: Cell Biology (incl. Molecular, Structural), Developmental Biology
host
Dresden International PhD Program 
abstract

Science faces an accessibility challenge. Although information/knowledge is fast becoming available to everyone around the world, the experience of science is significantly limited. One approach to solving this challenge is to democratize access to scientific tools. To do this, we will explore the philosophy of “Frugal science”; which inspires the design, development, and deployment of ultra-affordable yet powerful scientific tools for the masses. Using examples from my work (Foldscope, Paperfuge), I will share the the process of identifying challenges, designing solutions, and deploying tools globally to enable open ended scientific curiosity/inquiries in communities around the world. By connecting the dots between science education, global health and environmental monitoring, I will explore the role of “simple” tools in advancing access to better human and planetary health in a resource limited world.

 

Last update: 20.03.2019 00:09.

venue 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG Auditorium (big half)) 
Pfotenhauerstraße 108
01307 Dresden
telefon
+49 351 210-0 
fax
+49 351 210-2000 
e-mail
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics 
homepage
http://www.mpi-cbg.de 

organizer 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
Pfotenhauerstraße 108
01307 Dresden
telefon
+49 351 210-0 
fax
+49 351 210-2000 
e-mail
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) 
homepage
http://www.mpi-cbg.de 
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