Digital Agriculture uses new and advanced technologies to enable farmers and businesses to improve food production and distribution. Researchers at The University of Arizona utilize cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Sensors and Social Media to devise tools that empower stakeholders to make better informed decisions and ensure that we will be able to sustainably feed the growing world population.
Mainstream medical practices focus predominantly on identifying and treating sick people, frequently using a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Researchers at The University of Arizona on the other hand use new and advanced technologies to devise tools that foster wellness, tailored to individuals. Precision Health strives to avoid the occurrence of disease by predicting individual’s disease potential and designing tailored wellness strategies to prevent the occurrence of disease.
As Director of Industry Engagement, Workforce Development and STEM Training Dr. Hilgert is wearing many hats at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute. He has a background in Molecular Microbiology, Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics. Before joining the UA Dr. Hilgert worked at the Max-Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany; and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York. His broad expertise and interests truly reflect the mission of the BIO5 Institute to foster transdisciplinary research, teaching and progress and he mingles well… with microbes, plants, students, professors, funders and CEOs.