Recent & Upcoming Talks

2019

Bringing Science to the 21 st century: Open Source tools for better research

Webinar for the Open Science MOOC group. Starting theirs webinar series on open science and research improvement.

Setting up a science lab with Open Source Hardware

After work session with high school and college teachers. The main goals of the session were to start a dialogue and find collaborating opportunities. Could teachers use open source hardware to introduce more practical activities in STEM related curriculum?

Building Open Source Scientific Equipment: How researchers are owning their instruments

I presented Flypi as an example on how researchers can leverage the open source movement, to build their own tools, update the design of existing ones, and how this can be used to help development.

Bringing Science to the 21 st century: Open Source tools for better research

Talk at the Rockefeller University in New York City, discussing issues with scientific hardware and how to update/upgrade them using open source technologies.

Building Open Source Scientific Equipment: How researchers are owning their instruments

Talk at the Center for Integrative Neurosciences in the UCSF, discussing aspects and benefits of using Open Source Hardware for research.

Bringing publishing into the 21 st century: The battle for open access

In this community call with Mozilla fellows, I presented traditional publishing models in life sciences, how editing companies allow them to be flawed and abusive, paving way for open access journals, as well as preprints and other publishing models that are fairer and more inclusive.

2018

Open Science Hardware & FlyPi workshop

kick of lecture on open source hardware and the uses of FlyPi

The current landscape of OS Hardware

Talk at the Cape Town University in South Africa, part of a two week long workshop entitled: Advanced Open Labware. Co-organized with Samyra Salek, Joe Raimondo, part of our volunteering work with Trend in Africa

Open Science Hardware in the Biomedical Field - A proxy for other fields

Talk at the Catholic university in Chile, part of a week long workshop showing researchers how to build open source hardware for their experiments. Organized by Fernan Federici

Open Science Hardware in the Biomedical Field

Talk at the National Cuyo University in Argentina, part of a week long workshop showing researchers how to build open source hardware for their experiments. Organized by Nano castro

Open Science Hardware in the Biomedical Field

Part of the Open Source for the Biomedical field example, this talk at the CRI in Paris showed open source projects in the biomedical field and discussed implications of using open source technologies for the dissemination of healthcare.

2017

Open Science: Better standards and outcomes. Part I – Papers, Papers, Papers

Talk at the internal seminar of the Eye Clinic at the University of Tuebingen, where the landscape of academic papers and publishing was discussed, together with ideas on how to promote Open practices (Pre prints, Open Access, Reviewing of Pre Prints) internally.

Academic Science is Crippled: How Open Source and Open Access are bringing science back to the 21st century

Talk at the Student retreat of the Muenich Technical University (TUM). ```Retreat Bernried, 07.-09.06.2017 Invited Speakers: Marcel Quint (University of Halle-Wittenberg, DE), Rüdiger Simon (University of Düsseldorf, DE), André Maia Chagas (University of Tübingen, DE) Courses: Conflict managment in academia (schainundkuchenbrandt, DE), Project managment in academia (Golin Wissenschaftsmanagment, DE) Activities: Table tennis, bowling, hiking ````

Organized by: Alexander Kutschera

The use of open source hardware in the medical field

Remote talk at Higher Institute of Medical Technology (Yaounde, Cameroon) about the use of open source hardware for the medical field, as part of the event “Biohacking in the medical Field: perspectives for developing countries”.

2015

Open source and open access: The (long due) review of modern science

Talk at the Symposium “Open Neuroscience: Free and Open designs for Lab equipment, analysis software and scientific online databases” at the 12th International SONA Conference

2013

The Power of Open Source

Talk at the Symposium: State of the art and affordable basic neuroscience in Africa Insects in focus