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Vision 2020Lecture Series

To celebrate the inaugural year of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre and to set the stage for what the EMBL hopes will be decades of exceptional scientific presentations, the EMBL hosted a unique series of forward-looking scientific lectures by world leaders in their fields, called “Vision 2020”.

Nobel laureates were invited to share their vision of the future of their field with an audience of scientists from different areas of the life sciences and interested members of the public. The speakers shared their thoughts on where their field currently stands and which exciting new developments and possible breakthroughs they saw shaping this field within the next 10 years.

Please see below the eight lectures, some of which are available as online videos:

Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Prof. Sydney Brenner
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2002
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Reading the Human Genome

Video of the lecture

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Prof. Jack Szostak
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009
Harvard Medical School
Learning About the Origin of Life from Efforts to Design an Artificial Cell

Video of the lecture

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Prof. Harald zur Hausen
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2008
German Cancer Research Centre
Infectious agents linked to the causation of human cancers

No online lecture available

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1995
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
The Development of Colour Patterns in Fishes

Video of the lecture

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Prof. Susumu Tonegawa
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1987
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
How does the hippocampus handle episodic memories?

No online lecture available

Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Prof. Mario R. Capecchi
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2007
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Gene Targeting in the 21st Century:  Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Psychiatric Disorders

Video of the lecture

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Prof. Phillip A. Sharp
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1993
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Biology of Gene Regulation by miRNAs

Video of the lecture

 

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Prof. David Baltimore
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1975 
California Institute of Technology
MicroRNA Control of Inflammatory and Immune Processes

Video of the lecture