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Ann-Marie Roche

Director, Corporate Markets Marketing, Elsevier

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About the author: An experienced and passionate global marketing leader in creating useful, usable and enjoyable customer experiences. I started my career as a researcher and after joining Elsevier, I have had the opportunity to get closer to the fascinating world of Life Sciences, which I now use to identify and further explore key issues such as data as a service, AI, data extraction and personalized medicine. My goal is to engage with my audience and support knowledge sharing and discussion.

Posts by Ann-Marie Roche

World Hepatitis Day 2021

Posted on July 15th, 2021 in Pharma R&D

Every 30 seconds, a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness. This terrible death toll is why the mantra for World Hepatitis Day (July 28) this year is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”.

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How the Elsevier Foundation partnerships support sustainable development

Posted on July 7th, 2021 in Chemistry

OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World award winners

Each year, the Elsevier Foundation gives over $1 million to an array of non-profit organizations. This support has gone to promising collaborations, STEM initiatives, leadership programs, technology platforms, early to mid-career scholars and more.

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Collecting DNA from thin air

Posted on July 2nd, 2021 in Pharma R&D

In a proof-of-concept study published this spring, researchers revealed that animal DNA can be collected from air sampling. The study’s authors have dubbed this DNA “airDNA,” and it could open up a lot of possibilities for better understanding the world around us.

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Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

Posted on June 18th, 2021 in AI & Data

When thinking of artificial intelligence (AI), many people rely on cultural touchstones from science fiction films and TV. They might think of HAL, the calm-voiced AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Data, the even-tempered android from Star Trek. We tend to imagine that artificial intelligence will be driven by reason, logic and facts – not by the emotions and prejudices that get us regular humans into trouble so often.

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