Loading…

Eva Vertes:
Meet the future of cancer research

TED2005 · 18:49 · Filmed Feb 2005
Subtitles available in 25 languages
View interactive transcript
717,045 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

Eva Vertes — only 19 when she gave this talk — discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Student, cancer researcher
Eva Vertes is a microbiology prodigy. Her discovery, at age 17, of a compound that stops fruit-fly brain cells from dying was regarded as a step toward curing Alzheimer's. Now she aims to find better ways to treat — and avoid — cancer. Full bio
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Discuss

192 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.