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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Dr. Prasun Mishra

Founder at Global Sustainability Impact Fund LLC
Dr. Prasun Mishra is a leading life science, technology, and healthcare thought leader and an Impact Investor. He chairs WISE: World Investors and Entrepreneurs Society, an investment collective with a global footprint. He is also co-leading the effort to form GSIF: Global Sustainability Impact Fund in collaboration with several government and non-government agencies.

He is a renowned scientist with numerous publications/ patents to his credit and has contributed to developing several drugs and combinations in trials and approved. During his career, he served at several prestigious institutions, including pharma giant Genentech, Roche, Rutgers University, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Government. His research work has been recognized globally, with over 40 prestigious awards, over 50 keynote talks & invited lectureships and candidacy for the most prestigious Trans-NIH Earl Stadtman Investigator Tenure Track position. He is also a recipient of "two" NCI Director's Innovations Awards, one from Dr. Harold Varmus, the Nobel Laureate.

A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Mishra is also a co-founder of Precision BioPharma Inc., an antiviral drug development company, and Agility Pharmaceuticals, a technology-driven pharmaceutical company. Among his professional associations, he serves The American Association for Precision Medicine (AAPM) as the founding president. He also served as a founding investor/ advisor to Barcelona Ventures, is part of a few angel groups, and is an advisor to a few venture capital and private equity firms, including Legacy Health Capital, Elysium Ventures, and Global Health Impact Network and Funds. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health Hub. He is an advisor to UCSF's Catalyst Program, Innovation Ventures, and InVent Fund.

Dr. Mishra is also a founding partner in the Silicon Valley-based M7 Healthcare Accelerator and advisor to H7-BioCapital Accelerator Fund. And has been an advisor to several leading startup accelerators, including Indie-Bio, California Life Sciences, JLabs / Johnson & Johnson Innovation, HIMSSS Health 2.0 Zygote accelerator, and Med Labs. Due to his unique perspective and selfless service, he is a highly respected and sought-after mentor to many.