Over the past several months, I have been frequently asked questions about Insilico Medicine. So I think it’s time to clarify a few important details about the way we do things around here.
I work for a company, which aims to empower women and promote their work as company philosophy. Women get managerial and business responsibilities and get to travel and meet leaders in many industries. I must say, this is absolutely amazing. Apart from developing working anti-aging therapeutic interventions on a daily basis, I enjoy the opportunity to manage our research projects and to go on “workations” during which I draw inspiration from the most influential scientists in the world.
We hire only top-class scientists through competitions and hackathons. My first conference abstract was published when I was 15 years old and from that day on I won several biology and mathematics competitions. I consider myself a shy person and I do not like to brag, but I am proud that my CV impressed our CEO and I became a part of Insilico Medicine team. The company brought together the best mathematicians, biologists, bioinformaticians, bioengineers (and other scientists) and united them on a mission to conduct advanced aging research in order to extend healthy longevity.
Insilico Medicine is apolitical. We do not think changing regimes quickly is good; you need to build innovative industries that are not dependent on natural resources first. The best way to do it is to grow women bioinformaticians, who can work even if they get a child. Although women at our company have decided to postpone reproduction and to concentrate on aging research, it is good to know that you can still be productive and contribute to longevity science, even if you become a mother.
Also I must apologize for being absent for so long. I was consumed with the JP Morgan conference - the best conference in biotech, where I was the youngest participant, I guess. Unfortunately, I was so busy during the conference days that I did not have much time to explore San Francisco. Our team organized 700+ meetings in total, so we were all in at the end of the day and all we could do is to get several hours of sleep at our cozy apartments (one for the ladies and one for the gentlemen) that we rented on Airbnb. The frustrating part was that this gathering for investors and companies lacked gender diversity. I am going to write a post soon about women having a difficult time advancing in biotech companies and sexism in this industry.
Here are some photos from San Francisco :)
|Surrounded by serious men in suits at Sir Francis Drake.|
|As always, Alex gave a wonderful presentation.|
|Airbnb is a great tool to rent a homely accommodation.|
|Now I am following up. A lot.|