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    FiB Episode 027 - Folding@Home at 1.3 Petaflops

    Dr. Pande explains how he uses the worlds' fastest computer to solve some of the most difficult problems in biology

    Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Steve Gibson

    Guest: Dr. Vijay S. Pande, Director of Folding@Home and Associate Professor of Chemistry and of Structural Biology, Stanford University

    Steve Gibson joins me in interviewing a true visionary of biotechnology: Dr. Vijay Pande. Dr. Pande is the creator and Director of Folding@Home, the world's largest distributed computing project (Stanford University) that seeks to address some of the most difficult problems in biology.

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    Reader Comments (8)

    Marc. Good Show! and great to see you still kicking hard getting interesting interviews. Cheers and happy holiday.

    December 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Leng

    Although the closest I get to biotech is reading Scientific American, I did enjoy the show and it was good to hear Steve's voice
    will now listen to the previous shows and get my daughter (who is studying in this field) to also catch your shows
    thnx

    January 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRayn

    Good episode! I enjoyed it.

    Suggestion:

    A fantastic episode would be an interview with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a biogerontologist.

    If you are not familiar with him, you can start with this TED video:

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/39

    Then move on to his articles and FAQs here:

    http://www.mfoundation.org/sens

    And finally, the best source is his book:

    http://www.mfoundation.org/index.php?pagename=book_promo

    I HIGHLY encourage you to check out his stuff. Keep an open mind and read all the way through.

    Cheers,

    Mike

    January 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael G.R.

    I will check him out. The Ted talks are fantastic...

    January 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Pelletier

    Great!

    I've recently finished reading his book and it was fascinating.

    His ideas can seem ambitious, but there was a public challenge in Technology Review recently and nobody could successfully poke holes in his theories.

    I've personally donated money to the Methuselah Foundation to help with SENS research.. Gotta put money where your mouth is :)

    January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael G.R.

    Oh, I forgot. There's also a longer video of De Grey speaking at Google:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8554766938711591377&hl=en" REL="nofollow">http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8554766938711591377&hl=en

    January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael G.R.

    btw, another GREAT interview would be Jeff Hawkins.

    Guy who invented the Palm and Treo, now working in Neuroscience, trying to understand the neocortex and create A.I.

    Check this out:

    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/316/" REL="nofollow">http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/316/

    There's also his book: On Intelligence

    January 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael G.R.

    Hawkins has been on my list for a long time. I will be doing another round of invites in about a week or so.

    Thanks again for the suggestion: keep 'em coming!

    January 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Pelletier

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