They are change-makers and action-takers: seven exceptional young folks who are each doing extraordinary and inspiring things in the service of their fellow human beings.
Innovative, creative, passionate (and smarter than many of the rest of us are on our best days), these “7 Under 17” are the leaders of tomorrow, and we’re proud to announce that they’ll be sharing their own stories and unique perspectives onstage at C2 Montréal 2019.
Ayaan Esmail: The nanotech enthusiast
Co-Founder, Genis & Innovator, The Knowledge Society (TKS)
Age: 14 years old
Website: Personal portfolio
Ayaan Esmail is a gene analyzer, nanotechnology and genomics enthusiast and the co-founder of Genis, a health-tech startup aimed at understanding human biomarkers in order to create proactive treatments that can diagnose diseases and different types of cancers.
In the past, he has worked on developing a novel method for gene sequencing that is much cheaper and faster than current methods, allowing people to gain access to personalized medicine and more effective treatments. Ayaan has also recently been able to shape DNA into a 3D DNA Icosahedron, allowing the delivery of cancer medications to be more precise and effective than current methods.
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