Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Can't make it to Boston?
Watch the live stream Sept 12.
The Personal Genome Project has pioneered open sharing of fully consented genomic, biomic, trait and related information. This powerful and collaborative approach is accelerating progress of important biomedical research. Join our diverse panel of scientific visionaries & leaders to discuss the challenges and amazing potential of open-data genomics, biomics, and cutting-edge research of life, body, brain and mind.
Conference check-in begins at 8:00 AM, and the conference program will begin at 9:00 AM.
Thanks to our amazing sponsors, all registration is now free!
(We are still accepting donation-based registrations, and since the Mind First Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, all donations are tax-deductible!)
Meet leaders and pioneers in genomics, microbiomics, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, participatory research, citizen science, and open-access research.
Learn how to use your own data to contribute to research around the world.
Nearly 5000 people have joined our participant community, pledging their data to the PGP's public data ecosystem, making ours one of the most well-characterized and empowered cohorts in history. With every donated byte, the utility of our data library grows.
- George Church, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT; Founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard; Director of NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science; Founding member of the Mind First Foundation
- Martine Rothblatt, PhD, Chairman & Co-CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation; President & CEO of Lung Biotechnology; Board Member, Mind First Foundation
- Ed Boyden, PhD, Co-Director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering; Associate Professor and AT&T Chair, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group @ MIT
- Richard Wrangham, PhD, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Harvard University; Author: "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human"
- Ronald Kessler, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; Principal Investigator, US National Comorbidity Study; Co-Director of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative; Co-Founder, Mind First Foundation
- Madeleine Price Ball, PhD, Harvard PGP and Open Humans Network
- Alexander Wait Zaranek, PhD, Harvard PGP and Curoverse
- Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, Broad Institute; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
- David McRaney, Journalist, Lecturer, Author of You are Now Less Dumb
- Robert R. Morris, PhD, Computational neuroscientist; Founder: Koko
- Justine Debelius, Microbiologist, biochemist; researcher at Knight Lab on the role of the gut microbiome in human health
- Thomas Pickard, PhD, CEO at WITS(MD), serial entrepreneur
- Jack Harris, PhD, Cognitive Computer Scientist, US Air Force; Creator, MindModeling@Home
When & Where
Mind First Foundation & Harvard Personal Genome Project
The Personal Genome Project began at Harvard Medical School in 2005, and has worked to develop a public, open-access scientific resource comprised of data donated from thousands of independent volunteers.
The Mind First Foundation is committed to developing & leveraging new research tools to better understand the mind & brain, and recognizes the PGP's open-access data ecosystem as a tremendous resource for that cause.
Together, we are working to open new doors for participants to collect new data about themselves, and learn how to contribute that data to a larger cause, as well as assisting scientists from around the world in utilizing and enhancing public scientific resources.