• The 2016 Blavatnik Science Symposium

    The 2016 Blavatnik Science Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Chris Chang (University of California, Berkeley) and Edward Chang (University of California, San Francisco)Presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences
    Reported by Hallie Kapner | Posted March 16, 2017


    On July 18–19, 2016, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted the third annual Blavatnik Science Symposium, a gathering of 54 laureates, finalists, and alumnae of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. What began in 2007 as a regional program granting unrestricted funds to a small cohort of extraordinary young scientists has grown into a robust community nearly 200 strong.

    The Blavatnik Science Symposium has become a vital component of the Blavatnik Awards community, bringing winners and finalists together for two days of research updates, panel discussions and networking among this interdisciplinary group of scientists.

    Use the tabs above to find a meeting report and multimedia from this event.

    Presentations available from:
    David Charbonneau (Harvard University)
    Matthew Disney, PhD (Scripps Florida)
    Pieter Dorrestein and Rob Knight (University of California, San Diego)
    Casey Dunn, PhD (Brown University)
    Stuart Firestein (Columbia University)
    Antonio Giraldez, PhD (Yale University)
    Hani Goodarzi, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)
    Jinzhong Lin, PhD (Yale University)
    Arash Nikoubashman (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    Amit Singer, PhD (Princeton University)
    Edward Valeev (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

    Presented by

    • Blavatnik Family Foundation
    • The New York Academy of Sciences

    How to cite this eBriefing

    The New York Academy of Sciences. The 2016 Blavatnik Science Symposium. Academy eBriefings. 2016. Available at: