Open Science Summit


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, our third 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.

Please join us in unleashing the full potential of open science to solve the most urgent problems facing humanity.


Joseph Jackson – Founder

Joseph P. Jackson III is a philosopher, entrepreneur, activist, and organizer in the Open Science Movement. His goal is to assist the emergence of a new political-economic paradigm that enables sustainable prosperity for all based on distributed, decentralized, appropriate technologies, fully hackable and modifiable to suit the needs of users. He is the CEO of LavaAmp Inc. and the co-founder of BioCurious, a novel community lab effort in the Bay Area.

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Matt Senate – Operations Coordinator

Matt Senate works for PLOS and is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in mathematics. He spends his time working on solutions for access to research, education, knowledge generally and other important resources. He is a sudoer, a free culture advocate, and a learner (like you).

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Ujval Kondragunta – Operations Coordinator

Ujval Kondragunta is a biotechnology consultant for LavaAmp Inc providing strategic insights on funding and penetration into overseas markets. He is interested in new business models for driving scientific innovation and the application of web 2.0 technologies for health-care education and scientific research and financing. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology where he conducted research on stem cell protein biochemistry.

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Alex Hoekstra - Operations Coordinator

Alexander Hoekstra is a biotechnology contributor at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and Project Coordinator for the Personal Genome Project (PGP), an open-source initiative to explore the role of genomes and environments on human traits, based at Harvard Medical School.  He also works with fellow PGP advisor and coordinator Preston (Pete) Estep at TeloMe, Inc. — a DNA-collection and telomere analysis company cofounded with George Church.

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