On 19 April 2018, the Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture is featuring Klemens Kappel, Professor and head of section at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at University of Copenhagen. His talk will address how new and emerging life science and plant science technologies (NBTs) are often considered controversial among members of the public, or feared to become controversial, in spite of scientific consensus that they can be used in safe and beneficial ways
TIME AND LOCATION
19 April 2018, 4:00-6:30 PM
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Tuborg Havnevej 19
|15:45||Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)|
|16:00||Start of lecture|
|17:30||Networking with a drink and a snack|
|18:30||Thank you for a splendid end of day!|
Registration is free of charge, but mandatory via the event's program website. Please also remember to unregister in case of cancellation.
KLEMENS KAPPEL'S LECTURE ON NOVEL BIOTECHNOLOGY: ETHICS, PUBLIC SKEPTICISM AND DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY
Klemens Kappel, Professor and Head of section at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.
An influential view holds first, that while NBTs may be both safe and beneficial, they are nonetheless rife with ethical problems and this is reflected in public skepticism. Second, that the regulatory framework for NBTs should to a considerable degree reflect this public skepticism. Public scepticism, real and anticipated, has thereby come to play a major role in regulation, funding decisions and developments of research strategies for life science and plant science.
The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.Cop