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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch
Jan
17
11:30 AM11:30

Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

The human genome is comprised of about 3 billion letters. We all differ from each other by about 4 million letters. These differences are, in part, responsible for our different appearance, our different susceptibility to disease, and our different ways of thinking.

23andMe has the largest human genetic data base associated with traits. I will discuss how this data is collected and used to inform consumers about their personal genetics. In addition, we use the data to generate hypotheses about how to make medicines for people who have unmet needs.

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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch
Dec
20
11:30 AM11:30

Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

This talk will describe our recent scientific breakthroughs to precisely deliver genes into living animals. Functional delivery of messenger RNA (mRNA) in-vivo is key to implementing potentially transformative strategies for vaccination, protein replacement therapy and genome editing, as mRNA carries the instructions for cells to generate their own therapeutics.

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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch
Nov
15
11:30 AM11:30

Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

Lithography is the crux in making ever smaller devices and driving Moore’s Law. Currently, the leading-edge technology is 7 nm. How much smaller could we go? Have we pushed lithography to its limit? In this talk, I will discuss the basics of lithography in semiconductor manufacturing. I will also talk about computational lithography, specifically covering its technology, history, and future trends.

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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch
Oct
18
11:30 AM11:30

Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

From roving Mars to factory automation and rescue missions, robots have already made extremely valuable contributions. In coming years, robots will address even more sophisticated tasks in our daily lives (autonomous vehicles, delivery drones, or home chefs?). Learn about the role of vision to the field of robotics and how it has shifted and greatly expanded the capabilities of robotics today.

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