DayCon is a free, daylong science conference consisting of talks and interactive demonstrations given by graduate student scientists. This year’s topics include artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing, engineering the microbiome, virus-based technologies, quantum computing, and more!
DayCon is generously supported by Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Council, and Addgene.
Curious about what goes on at DayCon? Check out content from previous years below.
DayCon 2018: “Tomorrow’s Tech, Today” Videos:
(program available here)
Microbes as the Engines of Biotechnology
Viruses as Medicine
The World’s Electronic Graveyard: Solving the E-Waste Dilemma
Geoengineering: A Risky Climate Solution
Technologies and Designs for Crowdsourcing
Brain-Machine Interfaces: Bridging the Accessibility Gap
Batteries of the Future
Nuclear Energy: A Power Source for the Future?
How Genetic Engineering is Shaping the Future of Medicine
DayCon 2017: “Planet Earth”
DayCon 2016: “Bodies in Motion” Slides and Videos:
Aging and the Human Body
Genetics of Athletic Ability
A History of (Mostly Vertebrate) Locomotion
Pimp Your Ride: a Futuristic look at Bioengineering the Human Body (video)
The Skin We Move In
From Walking to Marathons: The Role of Nutrition in Exercise
The Physics of Sports (video)
The Future of Motion: Technologies for Prosthetic Limbs
DayCon 2015 Slides (Videos available here):
Cracking the Code: The Genetic Basis of Disease
Genes Gone Wild: The Biology of Human Cancer
Viruses: Hacking the Host
From Broad Street to Boston: Tracking Infectious Disease Outbreaks Using Molecular Epidemiology
From 1552BC to the 21st Century: How Science Made Diabetes Treatable
Preparing for The Battle: Antibiotic Resistance
Psychiatric Disease: Learning about the Brain from Diagnosis to Treatment
Bench to Bedside: The Drug Discovery Pipeline