Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, Co-Founder & Partner of Holomic LLC and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, UCLA, will be speaking at the 16th Annual Milken Institute 2013 Global Conference in Los Angeles, California.
The aim of the conference is to convene a network of influential decision-makers from the private and public sector globally to solve important social and economic challenges that improve lives. Speakers at the conference are a respected team of economists, industry experts, and scholars including Marc Andreessen , Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, Madelyn Antoncic , Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank, Gary Becker, Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of Chicago, Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, BlackBerry, Lisa Ling, Host, “Our America”, and Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America.
Dr. Ozcan will speak on the ‘Bioscience Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind Panel’ to address some of the most groundbreaking bioscience breakthroughs in the last century, including the technologies emerging from his research lab at UCLA, currently being commercialized by spin-off Holomic LLC. Dr. Ozcan will be joined by the likes of David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology and Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health on the panel that will take place at the conference on May 1, 2013.
The conference aims at identifying emerging trends, which are widely reported globally by over 150 journalists. With a tagline of “Where the World Connects”, the 16th Annual Milken Institute 2013 Global Conference has attracted over 3000 attendees from more than 50 nations.
Holomic LLC was formed in 2011 to commercialize advanced BioPhotonics technologies invented at the world-renowned research laboratory of Professor Aydogan Ozcan at UCLA. The technologies include rapid diagnostic test readout; lens free holographic and tomographic microscopy; brightfield and fluorescent microscopy; and flow cytometry. The common thread is cost-effective implementations on cellphones or other lightweight portable platforms for applications in medical diagnostics and global health monitoring. (holomic.com )
About the Milken Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. (www.milkeninstitute.org)