Friday, October 26, 2007

Sunday 28th: science and the public at PRBB

Good morning,

If you are in Barcelona this weekend and you are interested in science communication to the public, you probably are interested in this.

This Sunday October 28th, an interactive EMBO Science & Society Session on how to communicate controversial scientific topics will be held at the PRBB Auditorium. This session is entitled “Dealing with difficult topics in public: A communication workshop on controversial issues in science” and will go on from 5pm to 7:30pm. Entrance is free and the session is open to both scientists and the general public.

Louis-Marie Houdebine (Institut National de le Recherche Agronomique, Paris), creator of Alba, the "glowing" rabbit, teams up with award-winning documentary maker, Eric May in this session which will count with presentations, discussion, exercises and practical advice on communicating research and "managing" research communication outside scientific circles.

This session is part of the EMBO Members Workshop entitled “Frontiers of Molecular Biology” that is being held in Barcelona this weekend (October 26-29), and which has been organised by two researchers at the PRBB, Juan Valcárcel (CRG) and Francesc Posas (CEXS-UPF), together with two other EMBO members from Barcelona.

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