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Dr Rachel Harding

Structural Genomics Consortium
University of Toronto

Dr Rachel Harding completed her PhD at the University of Oxford and now works as a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Prof. Cheryl Arrowsmith at the Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto. Funded by the CHDI, Dr Harding's research focuses on Huntington's disease (HD). Since February 2016, Dr Harding has been keeping an open lab notebook for her HD lab project through the blog and the data repository Zenodo. By sharing data widely and more quickly than is normally done in biomedical science, Dr Harding hopes to catalyze research on this disease.

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Dr. Hebe Vessuri

CIGA (Centro de Investigación en Geografía Ambiental)
UNAM in Mexico

Argentine-born social anthropologist, she is currently collaborating researcher at CIGA (Centro de Investigación en Geografía Ambiental), UNAM in Mexico; emeritus researcher from IVIC (Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research) and principal researcher at the Patagonian Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities of CONICET-CENPAT (Centro Nacional Patagónico), Argentina. She has contributed to the emergence and consolidation of the field of social studies of science and technology in Latin America. In 2006 she was awarded the National Prize for Science of Venezuela and in 2014 the Oscar Varsavsky Prize to the scientific trajectory in the STS field, awarded by the Latin American Society of Social Studies of Science (ESOCITE). Her current research interests include today's wave of internationalization of the social sciences, and the digital transition and its impact on the practice of scientific research in geographically isolated regions. She is also an advisor to the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network.

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