The Faculty of Medicine recently interviewed undergraduate student Fatema Chowdhury one of the co-founders of Collaborative Disease Diagnostics (CDDx) - a startup that came out of the Faculty of Arts & Science Entrepreneurship Program (ASEP), led by the Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL), which is co-directed by Mario Grech and Helen Kontozopoulos.
CDDx provides a solution to detecting malaria using a smartphone, image recognition software and lens attachments. The startup was created by computer science and life science students: Fatema Chowdhury, Global Health and Cell & Molecular Biology; Yannie Lai, Biology & Physiology; Victoria Bukta, Computer Science; and Vincent Lee, Physics & Computer Science.
Last semester the CDDx won Startup of the Year Award at the Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Photo, left to right: Yannie Lai, Fatema Chowdhury, Victoira Bukta, and Vincent Lee
Read the interview at U of T News.