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Seminar given by an external postdoc
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:00Add to calendarTo be announcedFilipe Nunes Vicente, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, FranceHost: Alba Diz-MunozVirtual seminar, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Career Event
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:00Add to calendarEMBL Careers Webinar | Core facility managementAlexander Botzki, Head of VIB Bio-informatics Core, BelgiumKim Remans. Head of EMBL Protein Expression and Purification Core FacilityLucy Collinson and Raffaella Carzaniga - Head + Deputy Head, Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform, Francis Crick InstituteHost: EMBL Fellows' Career ServiceVirtual, Virtual
Science and Society
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:00Add to calendarSESAME*: Defying borders in the Middle EastZehra Sayers, Sabanci Universitesi, TurkeyHost: Lucia Von BredowVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Science and principles of scientific conduct are universal leading to free communication of ideas and sharing of results, as we have seen in the race for finding solutions for the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have easily reached and collaborated across borders to achieve shared goals. In this lecture I will talk about a different collaborative project, SESAME, that does not recognize conventional borders. This advanced synchrotron radiation infrastructure, located in Jordan, came to being through joint efforts by Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Palestinian Authority, Pakistan and Turkey, and is supported by several observer countries. SESAME creates a positive dynamism in the region by providing scientists with new tools at its beamlines and by opening possibilities for collaborations among scientists coming from diverse cultural and political backgrounds. As well as science that is produced at SESAME, I will also discuss different aspects of this project including how SESAME can become a truly international lab and how this scientific endeavor can reach society at large, beyond scientists. *Synchrotron light source for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East
Science and Society
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:00Add to calendarResearch Ethics & Integrity: Science & Society Discussion MeetingMichele Garfinkel, EMBO, NOT SPECIFIEDHost: Michele GarfinkelVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Research integrity (or responsible conduct of research) describes a broad set of practices around how research is carried out. In the best case, these practices are embedded in day-to-day work, not separate from it. Depending on the setting, these practices can address everything from selection and design of a research project to decisions about how, where, and what to publish; and to promulgating results in policy and public settings. I will give a brief overview of the landscape of research integrity. In that context I will then focus my remarks on responsible data handling, from project conception to terminal storage and assuring access in perpetuity. I will describe current institutional and political views on the value of record-keeping tools such as electronic notebooks and data management plans. I will also discuss researcher, institutional, and funder responsibilities in helping to assure that good practices regarding data handling are made clear and easy to implement. Please note that Hamburg-based staff will be prioritised (as this has been arranged by the Hamburg Science & Society Committee). Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to participate, please email Lucia von Bredow ( to reserve a place. The discussion meeting will take the form of an interactive workshop, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about research ethics, integrity, and responsible data handling.
Science and Society
Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:00Add to calendarHarnessing Big Data to Monitor and Tackle PandemicsEwan Birney, EMBL-EBI, United KingdomRolf ApweilerIlaria CapuaEnrico BucciHost: Ewan BirneyVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Ewan Birney will chair a round-table discussion will three expert panellists - Rolf Apweiler, Ilaria Capua and Enrico Bucci.