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About Event

After the successful examples of DeSci Berlin, DeSci London, DeSci Boston, DeSci Day (Buenos Aires) and DeSci Denver, the Polygon Guild of Rio de Janeiro decided to organize DeSci Rio.

1 day event on March 29th 2023 as a side-event of Ethereum Rio (March 28-30th)

Rio de Janeiro has the most vibrant blockchain community in
Brazil with major events as Blockchain Rio Festival, NFT.Rio and
ETH Rio happening here. Furthermore, the MaraValley Innovation Hub is being built in Rio too.

This is the first DeSci conference in Brazil. A place where academics and entrepreneurs can meet and build together.

Official languages: Portuguese/Spanish/English

5:00 PM
Welcome address - Polygon Guild

5:15 pm - 6:25pm
Panel: The path to DeSci: why and how ?

Chair: Nahuel Gonzalez (DeSci Latam)

Carolina Menchaca (DeSci World)
Brenda (DeSci Latam)
Maria Goreti Freitas (deScier)

6:25pm - 7:35pm
Panel: Health and Blockchain

Chair: Alberto Dávila (Polygon Guild Rio, IberoAm & Lumeeira)

Rodrigo Jardim (Lumeeira & IberoAm)
Edson Amaro (Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein)

7:35pm - 8:45pm
Panel: Biotech and Synthetic Biology

Chairwoman: Maria Sampaio (Coractium & UFRJ)

Mauro Rebelo  (BioBureau & Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Helena Castro (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Monica Montero Lomeli (Osiris Life Sciences & UFRJ)

8:45pm - 9:15pm
Coffee-Break displaying Polygon ecosystem on screen

Talk: 9:15pm - 9:45pm

"The MaraValley Innovation Hub"

Alexandre Vermeulen (Invest.Rio)

9:45pm - 10:55pm
Panel: Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Chairman: Raphael Kling (BrasilNFT)

Luciano Vassan (BrasilNFT)

Sandro Langer (Sinapse Social)

Luzia Sampaio (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

11pm Closure


DeSci Latam




Sintese Biotecnologia
Molecule DAO