Designathon Ai in transdisciplinary research


ECTS: 1.5 
Number of sessions: 1
Hours per session: 8

Gaming for cancer research: every cell counts

As an emergent field, cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies are evolving rapidly, with a tremendous impact on society and scholarship. Academia, however, is a notoriously slow field due to the high quality of dedicated thinking and scientific rigor. How to keep up with new developments, when research and publishing takes time and how do we adopt new ways of working?

During this Designathon, we are aiming to combine multi-disciplinary approaches within these new possibilities of AI, allowing participants to explore and develop new ways of problem solving. Our main challenge: if we join forces, are we able to design a personalised gaming experience which helps players to make impact by contributing to actual cancer research?

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What will you achieve?

  • Cross-sectoral perspectives showcasing the need to implement transdisciplinary approach into further research
  • Expanding your network with each other and with professionals
  • Experiencing hands-on method
  • Getting inspired by a creative design approach

During this full day hands-on cooking pressure session, we bring together PhD’s with various skills and expertise to collaborate on solving a specific challenge or problem within a limited time frame, using digital tools and creativity as an inspirational catalyst. Participants tackle specific issues and are challenged to look at the case study from different perspectives, get creative and share their knowledge. The designathon is hosted by an educator in collaboration with specialist co-facilitators.


  • Batuhan Keskiner
    Batuhan Keskiner
    Batuhan Keskiner is a multi-disciplinary photographer, filmmaker, and educator currently based in the Netherlands. In 2021, he graduated with a Masters of Photography and Society from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. His practice uses technology and lens-based mediums to engage with the intersection of image-making and contemporary politics. He investigates social-political events, power structures and the relationship between the state and the individual. Besides working on independent projects and commissions, Batuhan currently teaches Photography and Moving Image at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague (KABK).


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  • free for PhD candidates of the Graduate School and the Convergence*
  • 575,- for PhD candidates of other universities and institutes
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Erasmus University, Woudestein campus
Polak Building, room Y1-10


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