Biodesign’s FUSION 2017 Scientific Retreat!
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A message from the Executive Director
Welcome to FUSION 2017 – our Biodesign Scientific Retreat.
I have been looking forward to our annual scientific retreat – one day each year where we can step outside of our laboratories and offices to truly engage – scientifically, academically and socially, to discover new ideas we can pursue together. The idea is to produce a learning environment; an environment where we can create, learn and work together, with the goal of discovering new ways to solve some of the world’s largest problems in health, security and sustainability: a true intellectual fusion.
Today’s presentations, discussions, activities and poster session will focus on the vision and future direction of the Biodesign Institute, to 2020 and beyond. We will learn together, highlight the work of our young and developing scientists, celebrate scientific inquiry and gain a deeper understanding of our research as we explore new funding targets and launch collaborative activities to advance the Biodesign Institute.
Thank you for coming! I look forward to your active participation at our Scientific Retreat.