Hanoi, Vietnam – Media Outreach – July 19, 2022 – VinFuture Foundation officially launched a A series of Six InnovaTalk Webinar Focus An important area of ​​science and technology to introduce new technology trends It may provide evidence for Solutions Urgently globally problems.

This series aims to promote community-oriented values ​​of science and technology, inspire domestic and foreign scientists, especially young scientists, and share knowledge in an attractive and accessible way for science enthusiasts. , Started by VinFuture Foundation.

The InnovaTalk Webinar Series includes six seminars that will be held at Zoom from now until the end of November 2022.

Each seminar will be led by a member of the VinFuture Science Council or a VinFuture Award winner. Invited guest speakers are leading international scientists in a variety of high-tech disciplines and are prominent in the world’s top universities and research institutes, including the University of California Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Oxford University, Stanford University, and Singapore National University. Professor. , And other prominent universities.

The highlight of the Webiner series is the active participation of the Vietnamese scientific community, with the participation of leading national scientists, experts from technical laboratories and academies, representatives of companies, organizations and ministries. The VinFuture Foundation hopes to demonstrate the meaningful role and contribution of the Vietnamese scientific community in the global value chain through discussions and interactive activities.

Share about the networking event series and Dr. Le Thai Ha – CEO of Vin Future award Said: “In the 2022 Innova Talk series, I want Join hands to solve global problems. Each webinar opens Up Opportunities to connect and promote the science and technology community Alternating current And cooperation, When Helps accelerate the development of the industry towards health, modern, When Sustainable society After the COVID-19 pandemic, Continue thereMolding And resurrectioningtheme 2022 VinFuture season

The first webinar on the theme of “High-Tech Agriculture-Genetically Modified Livestock” was successfully held on June 29th. The second InnovaTalk webinar will be held on July 26, 2022, with the theme of “Measuring Cancer at the Point of Care.” The webinar will be chaired by Professor Chi Van Dang, a member of the VinFuture Prize Council and Science Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in the United States. Webinar’s focus is on presentations on methods and techniques to help develop precision cancer diagnostic techniques by Professor Brian T. Cunningham, Director of Pathological Diagnostic Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, Chair of Intel Alumni, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Champaign.

To listen to the speaker’s presentation and participate in the second webinar discussion and interaction on the theme of “Measuring Cancer at the Point of Care,” https: // You can register for a webinar on the cloud. info.vinuni.edu.vn/vinfutureprize_innovatalk_2022_webinar_2

Through the webinar series, VinFuture aims to build a platform for more than 2,000 viewers to connect with science, exchange knowledge, and discuss imminent global issues with scientists and scholars.

InnovaTalk Webinar Series topics:
1. Webinar # 1 (June): High Tech Agriculture – Transgenic Livestock
2. Webinar # 2 (July): Point of Care Cancer Measurement
3. Webinar # 3 (August): Artificial intelligence
4. Webinar # 4 (September): Green Energy
5. Webinar # 5 (October): Advanced Materials
6. Webinar # 6 (November): Environmental Sustainability

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About VinFuture Foundation

Established on December 20, 2020 on the occasion of International Human Solidarity Day, the Vin Future Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation founded by Mr. Phạm Nhật Vượng, Chairman of Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s leading private conglomerate. His wife, Madame Phạm Thu Hương.

The Foundation’s vision and mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. The Foundation’s core activity is to award the VinFuture Award annually for breakthrough scientific research and innovations that have already contributed to or may contribute to improving people’s lives.

The VinFuture Awards consist of four award categories, of which the US $ 3 million worth of Grand Prize is one of the world’s largest annual awards, and three special prizes (each worth US $ 500,000) are for female innovators and innovators. Dedicated. From innovators who have made outstanding achievements in developing countries and emerging fields.

In addition, the Foundation is engaged in many activities to fulfill its mission, including funding research, cooperating in academic development, and promoting STEM education.

2021 VinFuture Award Winners
Grand Prize: Dr. Katalin Kariko, Professor Drew Weissman (USA), Professor Pieter Cullis (Canada) conducted groundbreaking research on vaccine mRNA technology.

“Innovators with Outstanding Performance in Emerging Fields” Special Award: Professor Omar Goat (USA) working on the discovery of metal-organic framework materials (MOFs)

“Female Innovator” Special Award: Professor Zhenan Bao (USA) working on the development of flexible electronics with the sensing properties of human skin.

Special Award for Innovators in Developing Countries: Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) for research on pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV transmission.

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