Science & Society

The Dresden Forum on Science & Society was established to foster a discussion of the social, economic, and political impact of modern life sciences.

The Dresden Forum on Science & Society was established in 2004 to foster a discussion of the social, economic, and political impact of modern life sciences. Science & Society is the attempt to establish a dialogue with the public. Moreover, Science & Society wants to raise awareness – especially among scientists – of the impact of scientific research on our society. The series of public seminars is held in English and intends to present a broader perspective on science and also communicate information in a manner that is accessible and comprehensible to members of the public that do not have a scientific background.

Previous seminars

16 July 2021
Volcanoes
Prof. Clive Oppenheimer

6 October 2017
Max Planck (1858 – 1947): A Scientist’s Journey from 19th to 20th Century
Dieter Hoffmann, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

13 June 2017
Reflections on the history of embryology: from the 18th century to the digital embryo
Janina Wellmann, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

16 June 2014
Communication about biotechnology: What the research tells us
Prof. Dominique Brossard

27 May 2014
A Life around Biology
Dr. John Tooze

01 April 2014
About the Use, Misuse and Dual Use of Microbial Pathogens
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann

26 April 2013
60 years of the double helix

05 December 2012
The science of communicating new technologies: What research tells us about what we’ve been doing wrong about bridging science-public divides
Prof. Dr. Dietram Scheufele

15 June 2011
The Molecular Personalisation of Science and Medicine - Current Status and future prospects
Prof. Jonathan Knowles