Bioinspiration & Radical Simplicity

Cafe des Sciences is honored to welcome Dr. Jeff Karp, who will share the innovative problem-solving tools used by his bio-research lab — tools that are usable by anyone, and applicable across any field.

Event Details

Location

CIC Boston | Milky Way Event Space
50 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 United States

Date

April 12, 2016 from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm

Cost

Free and open to the public

Café Des Sciences with Dr. Jeff Karp: Simple Innovation Tools for Science and Anywhere

Presentation is in English

Dr. Jeff Karp is Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and an affiliate faculty member at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He will give an inspiring talk about two of the most powerful tools used by his bio-research lab to solve problems in innovative ways, on a continuing basis: bioinspiration and radical simplicity.

Jeff explains how his team employs these tools– and how these tools can be effective across any field. Come learn how you can apply these tools in your own life and work– because innovative thinking is crucial for success in today’s fast-changing world.

SCHEDULE

6:30 p.m. – Welcome

7:00 p.m. – Presentation

8:00 p.m. – Networking

 

BIO

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DR. JEFF KARP is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and affiliate faculty at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, given more than 200 national and international invited lectures, and has 65 issued or pending patents. Several of his technologies formed the foundation of multiple on-the-market products, and a few are currently under development and for the launch of two companies, Gecko Biomedical and Skintifique.

The Boston Business Journal recognized him as a Champion in Healthcare Innovation, and MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (TR35) also recognized Dr. Karp as being one of the top innovators in the world (additionally, three members from his laboratory have also received this award).

His work has been selected by Popular Mechanic’s “Top 20 New Biotech Breakthroughs that Will Change Medicine.” He gave a TEDMED talk on bioinspired medical innovation and is a member of the TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board. In 2015 he received a Breakthrough Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and was a commencement speaker at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Karp was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Mentor among all Faculty at MIT and he received the HST McMahon Mentoring award for being the top mentor of Harvard-MIT students. To date, 17 trainees from his laboratory have secured faculty positions.

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