Microbiomics and the Future of Human Health

Special Joint Event

JBNF-BioMed and mHealth Israel presents:

 Microbiomics and the Future of Human Health

Presented by:

George Cigale
Founder, Mycrobiomics
Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins
EIR, Columbia University Technology Ventures

Sunday, February 22th, 2015 at 17:30

Bacterial cells in the body outnumber human cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Yet only recently have researchers begun to elucidate the beneficial roles these microbes play in fostering health. Some of these bacteria possess genes that encode for beneficial compounds that the body cannot make on its own. Other bacteria seem to train the body not to overreact to outside threats. Advances in computing and gene sequencing are allowing investigators to create a detailed catalog of all the bacterial genes that make up this so-called microbiome. Unfortunately, the inadvertent destruction of beneficial microbes by the use of antibiotics, among other things, may be leading to an increase in autoimmune disorders and obesity.

George Cigale recently launched a new venture: Mycrobiomics, Inc. to make discoveries in Microbiomics that will improve human health. Mycrobiomics, Inc is partnering with creative and inspired scientists at top research institutions, scientists who see the world a little differently, who challenge long-held beliefs, and who see the big picture. George Cigale is looking to meet up with Israeli scientists, medical professionals and companies that  contribute to the field. The focus is on understanding what our gut bacteria need to help us be healthy, in body and in mind. Discoveries will lead to consumer products and licensing opportunities.

This event is sponsored by the JCT – Lev Academic Center and Bio-Jerusalem.

RVSP to reserve your place. There is a 20 NIS entrance fee to the event.

About our Guest Speaker:

George Cigale
Founder, Mycrobiomics, Inc.
Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins.
EIR, Columbia University Technology Ventures

George Cigale recently founded Mycrobiomics, Inc., an early-stage life sciences venture formed to improve human wellness by nurturing healthy microbiomes. George is active in life sciences as a Member of the Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, as an Advisor to the American Microbiome Institute, and as an Executive in Residence at Columbia University Technology Ventures.

Previously, George Cigale founded Tutor.com in 1998 and served as its CEO until 2013. Under George’s leadership, Tutor.com became the leading provider of on-demand instructional solutions for students and professionals, with a proprietary technology platform that connects students and professionals to experts for on-demand and personalized help. Students have turned to Tutor.com over 10 million times and counting. Tutor.com was acquired by IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASD: IACI) in December 2012, and George became its Chairman in 2013.

George remains active in education by serving as a Trustee on the Board of Columbia University Teachers College. He also works with CEOs of early stage companies through Abenaki Ventures, an advisory firm providing strategic services for growing education and internet companies.
Before founding Tutor.com, George spent 15 years in education, software, and Internet industries, including executive positions at The Share Group, Adizes Institute, and The Princeton Review. George previously served on the Boards of Poets House and SIIA Education Division, and Chaired the National Advisory Council for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
George received a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and currently lives in Pleasantville, New York, with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter @gcigale and on http://ceotutor.blogspot.com/

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