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

Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 14:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Ethics Dumping – How to avoid 21st century exploitation in research
Prof. Doris Schroeder, Centre for Professional Ethics, UCLan UK and Law School, UCLan Cyprus

CANCELLED Monday, 16 September 2019 at 15:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Herding Scientists – A Problem or A Solution?
Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia

Friday, 27 September 2019 at 11:00 in the CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Why do Humans Harm and Kill Each Other? A Psychological Perspective on the Causes of Aggression and Violence
Barbara Krahé, University of Potsdam, Germany

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 15:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Imaging human embryos: A history
Prof. Nick Hopwood, University of Cambridge