[open-science] Please consider voting for our project in the Australian Innovation Challenge

Matthew Todd matthew.todd at sydney.edu.au
Mon Dec 5 10:54:14 UTC 2011


I really don't want to spam this list, but I wonder if I could ask people
to consider voting for a team I'm leading in the Australian Innovation
Challenge. I've collected a really wonderful group of about 15 people
together from across science and beyond, based in Sydney but including
others, who are interested in whether we can apply lessons recently learned
in open science to open source drug discovery in traditionally
profit-making areas such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. If we won the
prize (of a few thousand dollars) we'd convene a meeting early next year,
which would be broadcast on the web, to discuss the feasibility of such
projects, and the identities of the molecules that would be the early focus
- most likely ex-pharma compounds which have been abandoned through side

Happy to discuss the idea more, of course. It's a step beyond the open
source drug discovery for malaria project we're currently doing, and allows
us to address head-on whether and how pharma can be involved with open
projects. We'd start small and try to build something from the ground up.

In the meantime, if you wish, you can vote for us in the Health category


The voting closes in the next *48 hours*, though...

(you may be asked for an Aussie postcode, for some reason. Sydney Uni, for
example, is 2006)

Some back story is here, FYI:




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