Science Curio Webinar Series - Session 3: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - FRANCE

    08/10/2021 - 17:30
    India, New Delhi
    08/10/2021 - 18:45
    Nuffic Neso India and EURAXESS India

In our third session, which will take place on 8th Ocotober, 5:30-6:45pm IST, we will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare.

In this session, we will converse with two clinicians and two mathematician/statisticians from India and France, all focused on applying the tools of AI, from diverse perspectives, towards betterment of some the most serious health issues.




About the topic

Advancement in medicine and healthcare have witnessed significant success over the recent times. The intense improvement in healthcare has resulted in increased life expectancy. However, the increased longevity is also accompanied by growing challenges for healthcare systems, thus mounting costs; and the medical and health experts struggling to meet the necessities of the patients.

The challenges are mostly due to an aging population, stringency in expectations and emerging diseases due to a major shift in lifestyle. It is expected that in the next thirty years, one in four people in Europe and North America will be over the age of 65. Thus, the healthcare systems will have to deal with more patients with complex needs. Healthcare mechanisms cannot remain sustainable if significant structural and transformational changes are brought about. According to the World Health Organization, there will be a shortage of 9.9 million physicians, nurses and midwives over the next ten years.

There is therefore, a serious urgency to train more healthcare professionals, and it is equally important to ensure their time is used judiciously towards caring for patients. These daunting issues are of particular relevance in the Indian context in view of its ever-growing population.

Relying on computerization, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the current healthcare apparatus, and assist in addressing some of the above challenges.


About the webinar series

EURAXESS India in association with Nuffic Neso India and other European partner organisations, namely Innovation Attache of the Netherlands, Swissnex, CNRS and German Consulate Bangalore, presents the first ever “Science Curio Series” which will motivate young Indian researchers and foster collaborative opportunities between companies and education institutes in disciplines like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IOT) and Big data analytics.

This will be a year-long webinar series where each of the European partners will, in an exclusive session, showcase the developments taking place in the realm of science and innovation and how they are collaborating with Indian partners.


About the Speakers


Dr Srini Kaveri

Dr Srini Kaveri received his Veterinary Medicine degree in Bangalore India, and his Ph.D. at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. He carried out his post-doctoral training at IDEC, San Diego, USA. Dr Kaveri joined the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France in 1990. Since then, he has been leading a research team, at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Paris. Dr Kaveri’s research is focused on immunology, immunopathology and immunotherapy. Dr Srini Kaveri has been actively involved in Indo-French collaborative research activities. Dr

Kaveri represents CNRS as the Director of New Delhi Bureau at the French Embassy since February 2015.

Dr Pooja Rao

Dr Pooja Rao is a physician turned data scientist, she heads research and development at Qure.ai. an AI-for-medical-imaging company that she co- founded in 2016 to improve healthcare access and affordability. Qure.ai creates deep learning technology that interprets medical images like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. At Qure.ai she leads the conception and development of AI products through clinical validation, peer- reviewed publications and US FDA clearances.

Dr Bertrand Farnault, MD

Dr Bertrand Farnault is the Head of oncology Department at the Franco- Vietnamese Hospital in Saigon and having set up clinical development collaborations, he has a grip over the relations between Asian countries and importantly the different types of health systems in several countries around the world. As an oncologist with deep-rooted fascination with the role of cancer environment, and especially immune contexture, Dr Farnault joined Veracyte, an oncology laboratory, to lead Immunoscore development programs.

Dr Malay Bhattacharyya

Dr Malay Bhattacharyya is a faculty at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Dr Malay Bhattacharyya is a certified Design Thinker from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a doctorate in CS from Indian Statistical Institute. He has about 7 years of teaching and 14 years of research experience. Dr Bhattacharyya’s current research interests encompass Crowdsourcing, Big Data Analysis, and Computational Biology. He has published research studies in high-impact journals like Cell, Nature Medicine, and The Lancet Microbe.

Professor Antoine Chambaz

Professor Antoine Chambaz is professor of statistics at Université de Paris, a member of MAP5 (UMR CNRS 8145) and the head of its Statistics team. Professor Antoine Chambaz is also the director of FP2M (FR CNRS 2036), the Parisian Federation of Mathematical Modelling. Antoine Chambaz holds a PhD in mathematics (2003) from the Paris-Sud University. His main research interest is in theoretical, computational and applied statistics, and in causality.