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EMBL Forum seminars on Science and Society

The seminars series "EMBL Forum on Science and Society" was launched in 1998 to promote awareness within our institute of the impact that work within the life sciences is having on society. The EMBL Forum serves as an arena for multidisciplinary events and activities highlighting the ways in which recent developments within the life sciences in general, and within molecular biology in particular, are having a profound impact on people, their societies as well as their cultures. We invite speakers – experts within various disciplines of science and the humanities – on a regular basis to the EMBL to give public lectures on topics of interest.

What we hope to accomplish with these seminars is to explore and to communicate to diverse audiences the complex nature of the relationships that link the life sciences and society.

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Upcoming Forums

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Unintelligent design and the scars of human evolution
Jeremy DeSilva, Boston University

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Why have we not been able to eradicate Malaria?
Freddy Frischknecht, Heidelberg University

Monday, 7 July 2014, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The Biology of Risk Taking
John M. Coates, University of Cambridge

Monday, 22 September 2014, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The Long History of Evolution - what can we learn about science and originality?
Rebecca Stott, University of East Anglia, UK

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Play and Creativity
Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, University of Cambridge

Friday, 21 November 2014, 14:00, Chadwick Amphitheatre, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
The new big science of the human brain: Social and ethical implications
Professor Nikolas Rose, King's College London

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:00, CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Monterotondo
Data on a persistent problem: What's holding back female scientists?
Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director, EMBO