Seminar Colour Guide:              
Seminar given by an external postdoc
Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:00Add to calendarThe Cep57-pericentrin module organizes PCM expansion and centriole engagement
Koki Watanabe, University of Tokyo, JapanHost: Jan EllenbergSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Thursday, 18 July 2019, 14:00Add to calendarUnpacking irreproducibility in science
(Joint EMBL Forum/Distinguished Visitor Lecture event)
John Ioannidis, Stanford University, USAHost: Nassos TypasLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: There is a perceived irreproducibility crisis in science, although there is no agreement on how recent or old the problem is, and there is very different perceptions about what reproducibility means. The lecture will discuss different definitions and aspects of reproducibility and will dissect the implications and consequences of irreproducibility. Many solutions to these problems have been proposed, but their level of documentation varies substantially across and between scientific fields. We will discuss different solutions that have been proposed to enhance the credibility and usefulness of research effort. Many of these solutions are already effective and have improved the performance of multiple scientific fields while others are more speculative and they require careful testing before their adoption. Emphasis will be made on basic biomedical sciences, although the challenges cover all scientific fields and comparative data will be presented across different disciplines.
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 18 July 2019, 14:00Add to calendarPredicting the future of cryo-EM softwareDimitry Tegunov, Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, GermanyHost: Julia MahamidRoom 6.51 a, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Structural Biology, Biocomputing
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 5 September 2019, 14:30Add to calendarSuper-resolution microscopy of lipid droplet metabolism in living cells with red-shifted ground state dimers of conventional BODIPY conjugateElias Puchner, University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, USAHost: Alba Diz-MuñozRoom 202, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Thursday, 12 September 2019, 14:00Add to calendarEthics Dumping How to avoid 21st century exploitation in research
Doris Schroeder, Centre for Professional Ethics, UCLan UK and Law School, UCLan Cyprus, United KingdomHost: Halldór StefánssonThe Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: Never before has so much research been undertaken globally. The mobility of researchers is seen as a must in career trajectories today. Whilst this international outlook on research has produced many benefits for humankind, it has also led to a new phenomenon of exploitation: ethics dumping; the export of unethical practices from high-income settings to countries with less restrictive regulatory regimes.

This presentation will explain what ethics dumping is, present concrete cases and most importantly explain how it can be avoided. It will introduce the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings, which is now mandatory for EU-funding involving low- or middle-income countries. The code is based on an innovative moral framework around fairness, respect, care and honesty, which was built by a global group from all continents, importantly involving representatives of vulnerable populations (sex workers from Nairobi and indigenous peoples from the Kalahari).
Science and Society
CANCELLED - Monday, 16 September 2019, 15:00Add to calendarHerding Scientists - A Problem or A Solution?Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia, AustraliaHost: Halldór StefánssonLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedWolfgang Baumeister, Max Planc Institute of Biochemistry, GermanyHost: Julia Mahamid, Martin BeckLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 24 October 2019, 15:00Add to calendarTo be announcedItai Yanai, New York University, School of Medicine, USAHost: Theodore AlexandrovLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 15:00Add to calendarImaging human embryos: A history
Nick Hopwood, University of Cambridge, United KingdomHost: Halldór StefánssonLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedPascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute, FranceLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg