HOW SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS DEPEND ON BIODIVERSITY
Eric Chivian M.D.
is the Director of the Program for Preserving the Natural World, Inc., an Associate of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, and the Founder and Former Director of The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. He was the lead editor and author of the award-winning 2008 Oxford University Press book Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity, which has been published in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic editions. In 1980, he co-founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gaël McGill Ph.D.
a cellular and molecular biologist, is faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School, where his teaching and research focuses on visualization in science education. He is co-founder & CEO of Digizyme, Inc., a company dedicated to the visual communication of science, and he was a co-author and the digital director of Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor E.O. Wilson’s ground-breaking digital biology textbook, Life on Earth, developed in partnership with Apple Inc. Life on Earth is used in classrooms around the world.
a software engineer and designer, co-founded Digizyme, Inc. with Dr. McGill. She was the lead designer for E.O Wilson’s Life on Earth biology textbook, and is the co-author of a multimedia book on Coral Reefs in development.