After months of e-mails and talks, now it is official: 23andMe, one of the (if not the) most famous companies focusing on personalized genetics, will present a slideshow in Second Life in the next session of the Scifoo Lives On series on the 24th of June at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (= 17:00 GMT).
I’m really happy because they have the potential to prove the advantages of Second Life in global communication. And 23andMe will be the first genetic company to give a talk in the virtual world. They seem to be quite open to the web 2.0 world as they will be one of the sponsors for the BioBarCamp that is a more than interesting unconference organized be Attila Csordás (unfortunately, I live in the other side of the world…).
If you would like to participate:
That’s all. If you can’t have access to Second Life (due to graphic card problems, e.g.), don’t worry, I will blog live about the whole event.
The Scifoo Lives On series is a continuation of the SciFoo conference in Second Life.
A screenshot of one of our past events focusing on web 2.0 and medicine
Some past events:
- Nature’s role in e-Science: Second Life conference LIVE
- Famous Scientific Bloggers in Second Life: LIVE
- Live Coverage: SciFoo lives on session about videos in science
- Live Coverage Now: SciFoo lives on session about the definition of Open Science
- SciFoo lives on in Second Life: Web 2.0 and Medicine
- SciFoo lives on: in Second Life