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Preliminary  Programme
   
   

MONDAY 22 MARCH 2004

   

9h00

Participants welcome

10h00

Opening

 

Addresses by

 

Philippe Busquin, European Commission, European Commissioner for Research

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

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

10h20

Challenge 1

 

Axel Kahn

   

10h50

Challenge 2

 

Evandro Agazzi

   

11h20

Panel discussion:

   
12:30 Press Conference
   

12h30 –14h30

Lunch break
Lunch break

   
Session 2: The challenge and limitations of reductionism in life sciences research
   
  Co-Chairs: Victor de Lorenzo, Patrick Cunningham
   

14h30

Challenge 1

 

Marilyn  Strathern

   

15h00

Challenge 2

 

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza

   

15h30

Panel discussion:

   

16h40-17h00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

   

19h30

Gala Evening

   
   

TUESDAY 23 MARCH 2004

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

10h00

Challenge 1

 

Lewis Wolpert

   

10h30

Challenge 2

 

Gianni Vattimo

   

11h00

Panel discussion:

   

12h15-13h45

Lunch break
Lunch break

   
Session 4: Science Fiction: the cultural spin-offs from the life sciences
   
  Co-Chairs: Nadia A. Rosenthal, Philippe Kourilsky
   

13h45

Challenge 1

 

Inez de Beaufort

   

14h15

Challenge 2

 

Carl Djerassi

   

14h45

Challenge 3

 

Ronald Plasterk

   

15h15

Panel discussion:

   

16h30

Conclusions by Halldór Stefánsson

   

16h35

Final address by Patrick Cunningham

   

16h50

End of the meeting

   


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