The Open Science Summit unites researchers, life science industry professionals, students, patients and other stakeholders to discuss the future of collaborative science and innovation.
This, the second year, features in-depth sessions on new models for drug discovery and clinical trials, personal genomics, the patent system, the future of scientific publications, and more.
Gerald Barnett works in university research contracting and intellectual property management, with an emphasis on policy, software, digital media, and open systems. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has funded him for three years to work on creating new ways of transforming university innovation practices, with a focus on engineering. The project, the Research Technology Enterprise Initiative supports universities, companies, and non-profit organizations looking to break from ordinary approaches to research, innovation, and economic development.
Rob Meagley is an inventor, scientist with interests in processes and materials for nano-, bio- and MEMS technology. He founded ONE Nanotechnologies, LLC, in August of 2007 to develop and market proprietary technology for the detection and identification individual biomarkers in complex mixtures and to provide consulting services to the nanotechnology, MEMS and biotechnology communities. In 2008 investigations into nanostructured films led to the development of new deposition technology, which is reflected strongly in ONE's IP Portfolio.
Rob holds a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in pharmaceutical synthesis and was a post doctoral fellow at Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley. He joined Intel Corporation in 1998, starting with a brief stint in the CMP materials Group, then in the Lithography Materials Group in 1998 (with another brief stint in the Commodity Chemicals Group in 2002), and became the Litho Materials Group's manager in early 2003. In August of 2004 he was named Intel's Researcher-in-Residence at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and served there as Intel's Principle Investigator and Engineering Manager. The team, Molecules for Advanced Patterning (MAP), was focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of advanced lithography materials.