Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?
The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Rebecca Goulding joined the Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation in 2009 as a postdoctoral fellow and currently works on the potential of alternative intellectual property strategies, regulatory and financial innovation policy to promote neglected disease drug discovery and development. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral fellow (2008-2009) with the Intellectual Property Policy and Research Group (IPPRG) at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, where she worked on an Genome Canada funded integrated GE3LS (ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social aspects of genomics) project that looks at the effects of alternative intellectual property regimes on upstream genomic research.
Goulding completed her BSc in genetics and MSc in hematology/oncology at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She continued her graduate studies at the BC Cancer Research Centre, finishing her PhD in genetics at University of British Columbia in 2008. For her thesis, Goulding studied Ras protein signaling pathways in lymphocytes and the molecular genetics of leukemia development. During the last years of her PhD, she became involved with a student group called Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), which inspired her interest in global health research, particularly in the area of neglected disease drug research.
As the Technology Transfer Manager, Lisa Green works on the Science at Creative Commons project. She is passionate about innovation in open systems, particularly open science.
Green holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California Berkeley. She did two postdoctoral fellowships before leaving bench research to pursue her keen interest in the interface of science and tech. Immediately prior to joining Creative Commons she worked in corporate development for the bioinformatics company NextBio.
Ethan Guillen has been with UAEM as its executive director since September 2007.
Prior to joining UAEM, Guillen worked on policy for the Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, various political campaigns and as a researcher and later manager at a political consulting firm. After receiving his bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University in 2002, Guillen taught primary school in rural India.
Carol Mimura is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) at the University of California, Berkeley. IPIRA is the portal to Berkeley for industry access to Berkeley's preeminent faculty and research capabilities.
She is a member of the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation of the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine, has served on the board of directors of the Children's Hospital Research Institute in Oakland, CA and as a board member (the Chancellor's alternate) of BayBio, the regional voice of biotechnology in Northern California. She was a former Executive Director of U.C. Berkeley's Office of Technology Licensing.
Prior to her positions at U.C. Berkeley, Mimura was an analyst at Technology Forecasters, a consultant to Cor Therapeutics and Genomyx, and wrote for the Genetic Engineering News.
She holds a B.S. degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Biology (biochemistry and microbiology concentration) from Boston University. She was an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at U.C. Berkeley in Biochemistry and in Chemical Biodynamics.