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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

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:00, CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Monterotondo
Data on a persistent problem: What's holding back female scientists?
Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director, EMBO

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The threat of manufactured disease: The past, present & future of biological weapons
Filippa Lentzos, King’s College London

Monday, 30 March 2015, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Crafting Stories About Science
Ben Lillie, freelance writer and comedian

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 15:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The neuroscience of laughter
Sophie Scott, University College London

Monday, 13 July 2015, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Decoding Race
Catherine Bliss, University of California, San Francisco

Monday, 14 September 2015, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
It’s not all sex and violence! The biology and behavior of cooperation in human evolution
Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame