Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 24 - 25 Oct 2019
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Programme

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Day 1 - Thusday 24 October 2019
TimeSpeaker
11:15-13:00

Arrival / Registration with light refreshments

13:00-13:15

Welcome address and introduction

Edith Heard - Director General of EMBL
Halldór Stefánsson - Science and Society Programme Manager, EMBL Heidelberg

13:15-14:05

Keynote lecture: The thrill of discovery: Sharing science through story 
Sean CarrollUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

SESSION 1: THE PLACE OF NARRATIVE IN SCIENCE 

Chair: Holger Breithaupt - EMBO, Germany

14:05-14:40

Narrative knowing in narrative science

Mary S. Morgan - London School of Economics & Political Science, UK

14:40-15:15

Science at the Scale of Human Experience

Michael Dahlstrom - Iowa State University, USA

15:15-15:45

Open discussion with both speakers from session 1

15:45-16:15

Coffee break and meet the speakers with 

Sean Carroll, Mary S. Morgan, Michael Dahlstrom

SESSION 2: HOW WE DO SCIENCE, PUBLISH SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATE SCIENCE

Chair: Verena Viarisio, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

16:15-16:50

Storytelling: How we do science, publish science and communicate science
Pernille Rørth - Novelist, UK

16:50-17:25

Communicating science to a general audience - the scientist’s perspective
Axel Meyer - University of Konstanz, Germany

17:25-18:00

Telling stories in science journalism: Promises and perils of persuasion

Kai Kupferschmidt - Science Magazine/ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

18:00-18:30

Open discussion with all speakers from session 2

18:30-19:00

Apéritif and meet the speakers with

Pernille Rørth, Axel Meyer, Kai Kupferschmidt

19:00-21:00

Conference dinner in EMBL canteen

Day 2 - Friday 25 October 2019
TimeSpeaker
 09:00-09:50 Keynote lecture: Evolutions: Fifteen myths that explain our world
Oren Harman - Bar Ilan University, Israel

SESSION 3SCIENCE AS A SOURCE OF FICTIONAL NARRATIVES

Chair: Lucia von Bredow, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

09:50-10:25

Biological plots in contemporary fiction and performance

Liliane Campos - Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France

10:25-11:00

Why the world needs more lab lit: On the rise of realistic fiction about scientists and their profession
Jennifer RohnUniversity College London, UK

11:00-11:20

Open discussion with both speakers from session 3 

11:20-11:40

Coffee break and meet the speakers with

Oren Harman, Liliane Campos, Jennifer Rohn

SESSION 4: SCIENCE AS A SOURCE OF NARRATIVES IN ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA

Chair: Adam Gristwood - EMBO, Germany

11:40-12:15

Science, Storytelling and Entertainment Media
David KirbyCalifornia Polytechnic State University, USA

12:15-12:50

The opportunities and challenges of using comic books for communicating science
Mico Tatalovic - News Editor (Nature), UK

12:50-13:10 Open discussion with both speakers from session 4
13:10-13:15 Closing remarks
13:15-13:30 Packed lunch and departure
13:30 Bus downtown