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.
Thursday, 23 May, 11:00, CNR seminar room, EMBL Monterotondo
Neurobiology of human prosocial behavior: Mechanisms and clinical implications
Prof. Markus Heinrichs, Department of Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Astrobiology – the hunt for alien life and implications for society
Lewis Dartnell, University of Leicester, UK
Friday, 28 June 2013, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Ignorance: How it Drives Science
Stuart Firestein, Columbia University, USA
Thursday, 17 October 2013, 14:00, Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Reflections on the Origin of the Human Social Mind
Mark Pagel, University of Reading