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

CANCELLED Thursday, 6 June 2019 at 14:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
The Trouble with Einstein's Time
Jimena Canales, University of Illinois-Urbana

Friday, 14 June 2019 at 14:00 in the Chadwick Amphitheatre, Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble
Big Data: Experimenters, Collectors, Citizens
Prof. Bruno J. Strasser, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Friday, 28 June 2019 at 13:00 in the Seminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Infectious disease interventions for population health and human development
Till Bärnighausen, Heidelberg University

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 14:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Unpacking irreproducibility in science
Professor John Ioannidis, Stanford University

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