Lorentz Center - New Biology and Society: Opportunities, Challenges and Myths from 31 Jan 2011 through 3 Feb 2011
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    New Biology and Society: Opportunities, Challenges and Myths
    from 31 Jan 2011 through 3 Feb 2011

 
Preliminary program Lorentz Center workshop New Biology

Program

 

Each day will start with one or two introductory plenary lectures that define starting points for followed by plenary discussions. The plenary lectures will provide the participants with the necessary perspective to develop socio-technical scenarios in the breakout sessions. In the breakout sessions small groups of participants are challenged to address specific issues related to that day’s cluster of issues. Group efforts will be followed by plenary discussions in which selected scenarios will be explored in more detail. Conclusions and considerations will be summarized in a draft document containing the final set of recommendations and scientific communications.

 

Monday January 31  Cluster #1: research

  9.30 – 10.00    arrival, coffee

10.00 – 10.15    welcome and domestics by Mieke Schutte (manager Lorentz Center)

10.15 – 10.45    Roel van Driel (Amsterdam) The shift from the old to the new biology, a natural

                          thing to happen

10.45 – 11.30    Hans Westerhoff (Manchester) New Biology, will it be a success?

11.30 – 12.00    plenary discussion

12.00 – 13.30    lunch

13.30 – 15.00    breakout session

15.00 – 15.30    coffee and tea          

15.30 – 16.30    reporting breakout sessions, plenary discussion, conclusions

16.30 – 18.00    wine and cheese party

 

Tuesday February 1 Cluster #2: societal reception

  9.00  –  9.15    reconsidering yesterday’s conclusions

  9.15 – 10.00    Arie Rip (Enschede)The dynamics of scientific and technological developments and the mechanisms of science-society interaction

10.00 – 10.45    Lucien Hanssen (Nijmegen) Design Requirements for Successful Public Participation in Communication and Governance of Science and Technology

10.45 – 11.15    coffee and tea break

11.15 – 12.15    plenary discussion

12.15 – 13.30    lunch

13.30 – 15.00    breakout session

15.00 – 15.30    coffee and tea          

15.30 – 16.30    reporting breakout sessions, plenary discussion, conclusions

16.30 – 17.30    finalising breakout sessions (short written report)

18.00                 departure by bus from Lorentz Center to Wassenaar

18.30 – 21.00    workshop dinner at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the

                          Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Wassenaar

21.00                 return by bus to Lorentz Center, hotel Van der Valk Leiden and Leiden Central Station

 

Wednesday February 2 Cluster #3: normative issues

  9.00  –  9.15    reconsidering yesterday’s conclusions

  9.15 – 10.00    Armin Grunwald (Karlsruhe) How to develop socio-technical scenarios, that is: alternative narratives about future interactions between scientific/technological development on the one hand, societal interactions on the other.

10.00 – 10.45    Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht) Recurring patterns in ethical controversies regarding emerging science and technology, with examples drawn from the debates on genetics/genomics

10.45 – 11.15    coffee and tea break

11.15 – 12.15    plenary discussion

12.15 – 13.30    lunch

13.30 – 15.00    breakout session

15.00 – 15.30    coffee and tea          

15.30 – 16.30    reporting breakout sessions, plenary discussion, conclusions

16.30 – 17.30    finalising breakout sessions (short written report)

 

Thursday February 3 Wrap up

  9.00  –  9.15    reconsidering yesterday’s conclusions

  9.30 – 10.00    Janet Radcliffe-Richards (London) Personal impressions and wrap up

10.00 – 10.30    coffee and tea

11.00 – 12.00    plenary discussion

12.00 – 13.00    lunch

13.00 – 14.00    discussion about recommendations and content scientific papers

14.00 – 16.00    writing draft recommendations and content scientific paper

16.00                 closing

 

 



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