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

POSTPONED Friday, 13th March at 11:00, CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
(new date tbc)
The Impact of Livestock on the Global Environment
Alessandra Falcucci, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Friday, 9th October 2020 at 11:00, Virtual Seminar: registration open soon
Understanding Urban Environments in Relation to Population Health: The Heart Healthy Hoods European Research Council Project
Manuel Franco, University of Alcalá

Monday, 26 October 2020 at 15:00 in room 48e, Virtual Seminar (registration open soon)
Responsibility and Accountability in Science
Heather Douglas, Michigan State University

Friday, 26 February 2021 at 14:00 in the Salle des séminaires IBS, Grenoble
Challenging the Misrepresentation of Science and Evidence in Public Life
Tracey Brown OBE, Sense About Science

Friday, 16 April 2021 at 13:00 in room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Zehra Sayers, Sabanci Universitesi