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Preliminary† Programme
   
   

MONDAY 22 MARCH 2004

   

9h00

Welcome by Giuseppe Pericu, Mayor of Genoa

10h00

Opening

 

Addresses by

 

Philippe Busquin, European Commission, European Commissioner for Research

Victor de Lorenzo, President of the European Group on Life Sciences

   
Session 1: Life sciences and the belief in progress
   
  Co-Chairs: Leonardo Santi - Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker
   

10h20

Challenge 1

 

Axel Kahn: part 1, part 2, part 3

   

10h50

Challenge 2

 

Evandro Agazzi: part 1, part 2

   

11h20

Panel discussion: part 1, part 2, part 3

  • Anne Fagot-Largeault
  • Gilbert Hottois
  • Fotis Kafatos
  • Karin Knorr Cetina
  • Helga Nowotny
  • Dan Sperber
   
Session 2: The challenge and limitations of reductionism in life sciences research
   
  Co-Chairs: Victor de Lorenzo, Patrick Cunningham
   

14h30

Challenge 1

 

Marilyn† Strathern: part 1, part 2

   

15h00

Challenge 2

 

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza: part 1, part 2

   

15h30

Panel discussion: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

  • Cyril Hoeschl
  • Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
  • Steven Rose
  • Fraser Watts
   

TUESDAY 23 MARCH 2004

   
Session 3: Life Sciences and Democracy
   
  Co-Chairs: Hans Wigzell, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
   

10h00

Challenge 1

 

Lewis Wolpert: part 1, part 2, part 3

   

10h30

Challenge 2

 

Gianni Vattimo: part 1, part 2, part 3

   

11h00

Panel discussion: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5

  • Klaus Amman
  • Sophie Bessis
  • Massimiano Bucchi
  • Josť Mariano Gago
  • Ladislav Kovác
  • Federico Mayor
   
Session 4: Science Fiction: the cultural spin-offs from the life sciences
   
  Co-Chairs: Nadia A. Rosenthal
   

13h45

Challenge 1

 

Inez de Beaufort: part 1, part 2

   

14h15

Challenge 2

 

Carl Djerassi: part 1, part 2, part 3

   

14h45

Challenge 3

 

Ronald Plasterk: part 1

   

15h15

Panel discussion: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

  • Christopher Bigsby
  • James J. Bono
  • Edoardo Sanguineti
   

16h30

Conclusions by Halldór Stefánsson

   

16h35

Final address by Patrick Cunningham

   

16h50

End of the meeting

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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