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

Friday, 23 October 2015, 14:00, Chadwick Amphitheatre, EMBL Grenoble
A persistent problem: traditional gender roles hold back female scientists
Gerlind Wallon, EMBO

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The Nazi Human Experiments and Post-War Legacies
Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 11:00, CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Monterotondo
Moving mice: The changing spaces of laboratory animal research
Gail Davies, University of Exeter

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Integrated omic studies for common complex traits & personalised medicine
Tim Spector, King's College London

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Experiments in democracy: why should we care about public engagement in science?
James Wilsdon, Sheffield University