Leonardo at 500: Future of Healthcare

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

In the five hundred years since his death, few polymaths have matched the intellect, ingenuity and artistry of Leonardo da Vinci (1452  1519). Although more famous for iconic paintings such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, it is in his Codices, where one can really appreciate his expansive vision and unparalleled skills in bridging art, science and technology.

Codex is proud to curate an event inspired by Leonardo’s detailed studies and intricate drawings of human anatomy and physiology. The theme of this event will be to examine the latest technologies in medicine and healthcare, whilst reflecting on Leonardo’s legacy.

The hallmark of Codex events are Codex Talks which are concise presentations, lasting 15 minutes (or less), in which the speaker addresses a challenging question faced by their technology or industry today and ends with a bold prediction for the future. Codex Talks are engaging, entertaining and elucidating. They give the audience something they can walk away with: valuable insights, actionable information, fresh perspectives, and renewed optimism.

Lead Sponsor and Host: MERCK KGaA
Official Timekeeper: ORIS

Merck KGaA, Frankfurter Str. 250, Darmstadt, Germany
22 October 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Prof. Dr. Frank Fehrenbach, Leonardo Scholar, University of Hamburg
What can we learn from Leonardo that could help breakthrough innovation today?
Dr. Rabia Khan, Chief of Translational Medicine, Sensyne Health
What is disease?
Dr. Caroline Hargrove, CTO, Babylon Health
Can my digital twin help me live a healthier life?
Dr. Luciano Rossetti, Global Head of R&D, Merck Biopharma
Is Innovation in Biopharma Sustainable?



Merck KGaA, Frankfurter Str. 250, Darmstadt, Germany