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#109 Making Illness Optional with Naveen Jain and Momo Vuyisich


View #109 Making Illness Optional with Naveen Jain and Momo Vuyisich

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“Making Illness optional?” I want to address the provocative title of today’s podcast head on because it’s not just clickbait. It is the genuine ambition of my next 2 guests on the show.

Momo Vuyisich is co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Viome who provides scientific leadership and his vision is to revolutionize healthcare from “symptoms management” to true preventative medicine. He leads product development, clinical test implementation, and their comprehensive clinical research portfolio. Momo is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. Before co-founding Viome in 2016, Momo spent 12 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led the Applied Genomics team, which developed the core technology used by Viome today.

Naveen is quite frankly one of the most energising and inspiring billionaire entrepreneurs of our time. An intensely curious personality who believes that the energy of an obsessed entrepreneur infused with innovative technologies can create crazy ideas that push humanity forward. He is the author of the award-winning book ‘Moonshots – Creating a World of Abundance.’ And his current moonshot adventures are Moon Express and Viome.

Moon Express is the only company globally with permission to harvest resources from the moon—developing the infrastructure needed to push humanity forward towards a true multi-planetary society.

He is vice-chairman of the board at Singularity University, and Naveen focuses on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s greatest challenges by using and developing innovative technologies. He has many accolades including the “Humanitarian Innovation Award” from the United Nations.

Viome has a mission is to “make illness optional.” By building an AI-driven platform that analyses the interaction between food, our microbiome, and our human cells, Viome is able to develop precision nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. Rather than another gut health or nutrigenomics testing product, Viome is a data-driven precision nutrition company. 

 

Today we chat about:

  • Momo’s personal health journey with idiopathic arthritis
  • Naveen’s moonshots
  • The limitations of DNA reviews
  • Viome Research Institute making the tech available for more people
  • Different types of omics
  • The gut as a series of chemical reactions and food as an addition to these reactions
  • Predictive as well as preventative medicine

 

This episode is not branded or sponsored in any way by Viome or today’s guests.

 

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Summary

What a pleasure to chat with both Momo and Naveen on the podcast today – it was so interesting to hear about their backgrounds  and also the incredible work that they have done and will continue to do with Viome.

Please see the guest information section below for full details on each of our guests today.


Guest: Naveen Jain and Momo Vuyisich

Momo Vuyisich

Momo Vuyisich is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Viome, a data-driven precision nutrition company. Momo provides scientific leadership at Viome and his vision is to revolutionize healthcare from “symptoms management” to a true preventative medicine. He leads product development, clinical test implementation, and comprehensive clinical research portfolio.

Momo is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. Before co-founding Viome in 2016, Momo spent 12 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led the Applied Genomics team, which developed the core technology used by Viome today.

Momo received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Utah, and BS in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/momchilo-momo-vuyisich-81bb4236/

YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u2_CXmBqgQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfFQG3JUj20

Papers:

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijg/2019/1718741/

https://www.future-science.com/doi/10.2144/btn-2020-0088

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-55052/v1

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.17.301887v1

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/641019v3

 

Naveen Jain

Naveen is an intensely curious entrepreneur who believes that the energy of an obsessed entrepreneur infuses with the innovative technologies to create crazy ideas that push humanity forward. He is the author of the award-winning book ‘Moonshots – Creating a World of Abundance.’ His current moonshot adventures are Viome and Moon Express.

Viome’s singular mission is to “make illness optional.” Viome has built an AI-driven platform that analyzes the interaction between food, our microbiome, and our human cells in order to develop precision nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.

Moon Express is the only company globally with permission to harvest resources from the moon—developing the infrastructure needed to push humanity forward towards a true multi-planetary society.

As vice-chairman of the board at Singularity University, Naveen focuses on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s greatest challenges by using and developing innovative technologies.

A director of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation, Naveen uses incentive prizes to motivate competitors to find solutions to some of the societies’ challenging problems. Recently, he launched and awarded a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower women around the world.

Naveen has been the recipient of many honors for his entrepreneurial successes. These include:

“Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”

“Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology 

“Most creative person” by Fast Company,  

“Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, 

“Recipients of Ellis Island Medal of Honor”

 “Global Voice of 2018” awarded by the Governor of Arkansas 

“Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, 

“Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India

“Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations 

“Top 20 Entrepreneurs” & “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring.

Website

http://www.naveenjain.com

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius

 

 


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