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Career Event
Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:00Add to calendarEMBL Careers Webinar | Applying to group leader positions Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal | Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, UK | Patrick Meraldi, Universite de Geneve, SwitzerlandHost: EMBL Fellows' Career ServiceVirtual seminar, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 10:00Add to calendarReproducible cryo-EM sample preparation with minimal sample volumesArjen Jakobi, TU Delft, NetherlandsHost: Felix Weisvia Zoom VC, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 972 1179 2714 Password: 428154 Tags: Biocomputing, Imaging and Image Analysis, Structural Biology
Science and Society
Friday, 11 December 2020, 11:00Add to calendarLivestock, the Global Environment, and COVID-19: a reflection on Livestock Systems before and after the PandemicAlessandra Falcucci, Lead Geographic Information Systems analyst, Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM), Food & Agricultural Organisation of the UN, ItalyHost: Lucia von BredowVirtual seminar, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: This talk will explore livestock, the global environment, and COVID-19, and will reflect on livestock systems before and after the pandemic. The sustainability of the livestock systems is the focus of growing public debate, extensively discussed in the media and increasingly on the agenda of high-level political meetings. Over the last 30 years, consumption of meat, milk and eggs in lower middle-income countries has more than tripled. Population growth, urbanisation, income gains and globalisation continue to fuel the “livestock revolution”. According to FAO projections, under a business-as-usual scenario, demand for meat will increase by a further 60% by 2030, compared to 2006, and by over 200% by 2050. This represents a big source of challenges and opportunities on how to reduce environmental impacts, while continuing to meet society’s needs.