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Join us at the DeSci Summit in Dubai's iconic Museum of the Future, for a groundbreaking summit on Decentralized Science (DeSci), a pioneering movement in the Crypto and web3 landscape.

Discover how DeSci is revolutionizing scientific research through its collaborative, open model that harnesses distributed networks and digital technologies.

This event will showcase the most prestigious DeSci projects, illustrating how decentralized structures and blockchain technology are broadening participation, accelerating research, and redefining the scientific exploration paradigm.

Engage with leading researchers, enthusiasts, and innovators from various backgrounds to explore the vast potential of DeSci.

Location: Museum of the Future, Dubai, UAE

​✨ Event Highlights:

Funding Science through DAOs: Learn about the financial engines empowering DeSci.

  • Blockchain Infrastructure for DeSci: Uncover the latest advancements in blockchain technology that are pivotal for DeSci’s growth.

  • Bridging Web2 and Web3 in Science: Explore the integration and synergies between traditional and new-age digital technologies.

  • DeSci Opportunities in the UAE: Delve into the burgeoning scene of DeSci in the UAE and its potential to lead the region in scientific innovation.

  • The Future of Science with DeSci: Envision the future of science through the lens of decentralization and open-access principles.

Speakers line-up:


  • Max Unfried, CoreTeam @ VitaDAO

In person Speakers:

  • Balaji Srinivasan, Founder of The Network State

  • Bryan Johnson, Founder of Blueprint

  • H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder & Chairperson of UAE Genetic Diseases Association

  • Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO @ Ras Al Khaimah Digital Asset Oasis

  • Paul Kohlhaas, Co-founder of Molecule

  • Niklas Anzinger, Co-founder of Vitalia

  • Akshay BD, Solana Foundation

  • Emil Kendziorra, Co-founder of CryoDAO

  • Todd White, Coordination Steward @ VitaDAO

  • Laura Minquini, Founder of AthenaDAO

  • Anthony Schwartz, CEO @ Artan Bio

  • Pierre-Antoine Mudry, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations @ STS Digital

  • Brian Magierski, Co-founder of CerebrumDAO

  • Tomaz Levak, Founder of OriginTrail

  • Tom Howard, Founder of network0

  • Maxim Kholin - Co-founder of Gero

  • Joshua Jake - Host of Discover Crypto

  • Ethan Chae, Co-founder of Hippocrat


10:00 Doors Open & Light Snacks

10:30-10:35 Inauguration of the Summit (H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder & Chairperson of UAE Genetic Diseases Association)

10:35-10:45 A few words on DeSci. (Max Unfried, VitaDAO)

10:35-10:45 What is DeSci? (Paul Kohlhaas, Molecule)

11:00-11:30 Fireside Chat on DeSci & Network States with Balaji Srinivasan

11:30-11.45 Funding the frontier: From memes to genes (Akshay BD, Solana Foundation)

11:45-12.00 Token Launch: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Pierre-Antoine Mudry, STS Digital)

12:00-12:30 Fireside Chat on DeSci & Digital Assets with Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (RAK- DAO)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-13:45 How BioDAOs and IPNFTs are democratizing medicine (Paul Kohlhaas, Molecule)

13:45-14:00 Pharma On-Chain: Making Drug Development Liquid (Again). (Todd White, VitaDAO)

14:00-14:15 Funding Moonshot cryopreservation research. (Emil Kendziorra, CryoDAO)

Updated Afternoon Sessions

16:10-16:25 Why we need $ATH to colonize Mars. (Laura Minquni, AthenaDAO)

16:25-16:40 Solving the Translation Gap (Brian Magierski, CerebrumDAO)

16:40-17:10 Panel: BioDAOs and the DeSci Narrative Paul Kohlhaas, Todd White, Emil Kendziorra, Laura Minquni, Brian Magierski

17:10-17:25 Launching a Biotech Company via Crypto. (Anthony Schwartz, VitaDAO)

17.25-17.40 A Bio-Crypto Future in Vitalia City. (Niklas Anzinger, Vitalia)

17.40-17.55 The Largest Decentralized Study of Aging And Health (Maxim Kholin, Gero)

17.55-18.10 Autonomous Inferencing with Decentralized Knowledge Graph(Tomaz Levak, OriginTrail)

18.10-18.25 Cooperative protocol for healthcare data (Ethan Chae, Hippocrat)

18.25-18.55 Panel: Decentralizing Science and AI in the UAE with H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar, Tomaz Levak, Tom Howard, Irina Heaver

19:55-19:10 Token Launch: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Pierre-Antoine Mudry, STS Digital)

19.10 Closing

About VitaDAO

VitaDAO is a community-owned collective dedicated to funding and advancing early stage longevity research.

With strategic contributors such as Pfizer Ventures and Shine Capital among over 10,000 members, VitaDAO brings together the forefront of decentralized science and web3 including enthusiasts like Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase.
VitaDAO has successfully funded 22 projects, deploying over $4.2M in capital to date.

• Funding longevity research through IP-NFTs
• Tokenizing IP with the goal of raising funds
• Advancing research & community governance

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