A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

The sound of silence

At the sev­enth install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, cell biol­o­gist Jeanne Lawrence described her journey to silencing the extra copy of chro­mo­some 21, which is respon­sible for Down syndrome.

Why reverse innovation will change the world

Global busi­ness strate­gist Vijay Govin­darajan said on Monday at Northeastern’s Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series “Pro­files in Inno­va­tion” that reverse inno­va­tion rep­re­sents one of the biggest oppor­tu­ni­ties for cor­po­rate growth in America.

Biology is a complex matter

World-​​renowned sys­tems biol­o­gist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.