Initial results from the Reproducibility Project Cancer Biology
31 May 2017 12:00 to 13:00 EDT
220 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge MA - USA
Speaker: Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D. CEO, Science Exchange
Seminar Abstract: Dr. Elizabeth Iorns (Founder and CEO of Science Exchange) will present a seminar on the first replication studies from the Reproducibility Project Cancer Biology.
The Reproducibility Project Cancer Biology is a collaboration between Science Exchange and the Center for Open Science (COS) to independently replicate key experiments from high-impact published cancer biology studies. The project was initiated in response to multiple reports published from the pharmaceutical industry indicating that more than 70% of published findings could not be reproduced.
So far five replication studies have been completed and published - each project cost on average $27,000 to replicate and took 6 months. 2 of the replication studies obtained similar results to the original studies, and 3 of the replication studies obtained different results to the original studies.
Entry instructions: There is no cost to attend the seminar. If you are interested in attending please contact Meghan Spencer. Please check in with security at the Novartis visitor's entrance of 220 Massachusetts Avenue and you will be directed to the location of the seminar.
Speaker | Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is the Founder & CEO of Science Exchange, the Co-Director of the Reproducibility Initiative, and is a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK), and before starting Science Exchange in 2011 was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (where she remains an Adjunct Professor). Elizabeth has received a range of honors and recognition, including the Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, one of Nature Magazine’s ‘Ten People Who Mattered’, and one of WIRED’s '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'. Elizabeth is focused on the development of innovative models to promote the quality and efficiency of scientific research.