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Science and Society
Friday, 14 June 2019, 14:00Add to calendarBig Data: Experimenters, Collectors, CitizensProf. Bruno Strasser, University of Geneva, Faculty of Science, Uni Carl Vogt, SwitzerlandHost: Andrew McCarthyILL Chadwick, EMBL Grenoble
Abstract: The data deluge is usually presented as a consequence of a technological revolution involving high-throughput sequencing, automation, and computing. In this talk, I will look into the longue durée of data collection and argue that the current flood of data is less the result of new technologies than of profound changes in how research is carried out in the life sciences. Specifically, the (re)emergence in the experimental life sciences of a way of knowing based on collecting, comparing, and computing data that was central to natural history has led to an accumulation of "data" from a great variety of species in numerous databases, our digital museums. This profound change in research practices has also led to profound tensions with traditional notions of authorship, ownership, and credit and challenged the role of model organisms in research. Finally, it has made research data far more accessible, and raised new possibilities for public participation in science.
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedYunsun Nam, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USAHost: Andrew McCarthyEMBL Seminar Room, EMBL Grenoble
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedProf. Dr. Michael Hennig, CEO, leadXpro AG, Villigen, SwitzerlandHost: Jose Antonio MarquezEMBL Seminar Room, EMBL Grenoble
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedDr Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ChinaHost: Wojciech GalejEMBL Seminar Room, EMBL Grenoble
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announced Sebastian Guettler, ICR London, United KingdomHost: Wojciech GalejEMBL Seminar Room, EMBL Grenoble