Life Sciences in society 2011
Life Sciences in Society 2011
December 8th, 2011 Paris - MGEN
Over the last forty years, biology has undergone a revolution in terms of knowledge production: the emergence of biotechnology, the intertwining of basic academic knowledge and commercial applications, the structuring of research efforts into major genome sequencing programs and the wide availability of tools and instruments for industrial-scale, high-throughput biology.
The objective of the second Genopole®-IFRIS Colloquium is to analyze the effects of this revolution from three main standpoints:
- relationships between research, industry and markets;
- research facilities and research work and
- epistemological aspects.
What do these changes mean in terms of co-production by science and society (a common theme that runs through this series of colloquia)? (*)
The cycle of five annual colloquia organized by Genopole® and the IFRIS addresses the important question of how science and society evolve in parallel by inviting some of the world’s specialists in “science, technology and society” to discuss the systems that have been set up over the last decade with life science specialists, elected representatives, journalists, NGOs, charities and research managers, etc. (*)
This second colloquium will be preceded by closed workshops - each coordinated by a sociologist and a biologist, who will deliver a summary report during the colloquium (which is open to all) on December 8th, 2011, at the MGEN building (3 square Max Hymans, 75015 Paris, France).
THE TARGET AUDIENCE
The Colloquium is targeted at scientists, researchers (biologists, sociologists, historians, etc.), businesspeople, the public authorities, elected representatives, political party managers, administrators, innovators, regulatory bodies and agencies (in research, healthcare, medicine, the environment, innovation, ethics, etc.), lawyers, NGOs, charities, students, the media, the general public and all other stakeholders in scientific and technological culture.
Presentations will be made in English or French (depending on the speaker) but simultaneous translation will be available in the two languages.
Nicole Chémali, Public Relations Director
Mildred Geslin, Assistant, Public Relations Directorate
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