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Science and SocietySymposia

Past Symposia

4 June 2014
EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
What is life?

25 October 2013
EMBL Grenoble Science and Society symposium
Regenerating the Body: The Future of Medicine

1 - 6 August 2011
EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Summer School
The Human Animal: Scientific, Social and Moral Perspectives

6 May 2011
5th EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
Biodiversity and Endangered Species - Rethinking the Balance of Nature

30 April 2010
EMBL Mini-Symposium
Science and Art – an Evolving Relationship

19 March 2010
4th EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
Who Owns Science? Promises and Pitfalls of the Public-Private Partnerships

8 May 2009
EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
The Mortal Immortal - Scientific and Social Aspects of Ageing

25 - 30 August 2008
European Science & Society Summer School (E4S)
Deconstructing and Reconstructing Life: from Classification to Design

23 May 2008
EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
The Personal Genome - Hopes, Facts and Fears

21 June 2007
EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium
Biology and Language

9 December 2005
EMBL/EMBO/IBC-CNR Mini-Symposium
Genes and Behaviour

15 July 2005
EMBL Mini-Symposium
Art in Science in Art at EMBL

4 June 2004
EMBL Mini-Symposium
Life Sciences and the developing world: How much do we care?

7 June 2003
EMBL/EMBO Science and Society Minisymposium
Publishing practices at the crossroads: between the print media and the internet
The aim of this event is to promote reflection and debate on how a wide range of new technologies that are ushering in a new Digital Age across the globe are affecting, and will continue to affect, publishing practices in science. The introduction of new revolutionary communication technologies at the end of the 20th century has clearly had a most profound impact on the mode of production, appropriation, and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In our view it is urgent that all interested parties, practicing scientists and publishers, engage collectively in assessing the state of affairs and future prospects as we find ourselves at historical crossroads between the print media and the Internet.

16 June 2001
Science and Society Minisymposium
Stem cell research and therapeutic cloning: scientific and social implications
The aim of this EMBL mini-symposium is to promote mutual interest, understanding, and dialogue between scientists and a variety of other professionals and members of the general public who are also interested in the biomedical issues bearing on stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.

30 January 2001
EBI Workshop
Human Genome Research: The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications

10 February 2000
Panel Discussion
Peer-review: the future of quality-control in science
Faced with the conspicuous advancement of electronic publishing, concerns about the future of the peer review system that has for decades provided quality-control within the scientific community are being strongly felt in many quarters.

4 October 1999
Panel Discussion
Commercialization of the Human Genome: Repercussions, advantages and apprehensions
The aim of this EMBL mini-symposium is to promote mutual interest, understanding, and dialogue between scientists and a variety of other professionals and members of the general public who are also interested in the biomedical issues bearing on stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.