Antonio García Guerra — A Holistic Approach to Yourself
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Antonio García Guerra on the importance of physical activity, social time, and information to be more creative and perform at your maximum cognitive capacity. We also talk making smart drugs, genetic engineering, mindfulness, deep work, and much more.

Antonio Garcia Guerra is a recently graduated PhD student from the University of Oxford. He was born in Badajoz (Spain), but grew up by the sea in Málaga. In his own words, "The sun didn't wash the nerd away." Antonio studied Biotechnology as an Undergraduate at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Before graduating, he took a detour and stayed in Boston (USA); where he was privileged to visit Prof. Ali Khademhosseini tissue engineering's lab at Harvard, and remained as a visiting student at MIT. For his PhD, he joined Prof. Andrew Turberfield’s laboratory at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he have developed novel theranostic CRISPR tools and several nano delivery systems for nucleic acid-based therapies.

"Whenever I have time, I love to go to music shows, and spend as much time as I can with my friends. I run on coffee, and enjoy pizza, maybe too much."

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  • Intro. [0:33]
  • Antonio García Guerra. [1:03]
  • Opportunities. [6:02]
  • Sports, emotions, and information. [7:12]
  • Creative collaboration. [12:20]
  • The CRISPR technique [14:04]
  • Media sources. [16:21]
  • Information overload. [18:41]
  • Meditative moments. [19:49]
  • Daily routines. [23:28]
  • Simple living. [24:56]
  • Making smart drugs. [26:56]
  • Genetic engineering. [31:36]
  • Moral implications. [33:21]
  • Your contribution. [35:09]
  • Connect with Antonio. [36:46]
  • When your best work happen. [37:06]
  • Current projects at Oxford. [38:33]
  • Technology. [40:54]
  • A healthy relationship with technology. [44:01]
  • Away from the screen. [45:36]
  • Books. [47:02]
  • Deep Work. [47:13]
  • Mindfulness. [48:43]
  • Having the maximum impact. [50:48]
  • Success. [52:17]
  • Role models. [54:32]
  • A message to the world. [55:52]
  • All the other things do matter. [57:00]

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January 29, 2019