Schedule

At <interact> 2018, you will have the chance to raise your doubts and discuss them with a distinguished panel of experts in various fields of science.

Which emerging fields will gain most interest in the coming years?

Which new scientific discoveries will soon be applied in real life?

Is free-access in science an option?

What is possible - what is not?

How will ethics deal with new techniques that might challenge human principles or morals?

In which direction will the academic world develop in the next few years?

How can we improve science reproducibility?

Can we ever reach gender balance?

Since <interact> is celebrating its 10th anniversary, we want the students and speakers to debate the “hot topics” that will influence scientific work today, change reality in the near future and might have far reaching consequences for the next 10 years. Come along and speak up!

Maria Karpova

Pharmaceutical Industry

 

Tissue Biomarker scientist at

Roche Innovation Centre Munich

Tobias K. Vogt

Pharmaceutical Industry

 

Head of Medical Launch

Excellence & Transformation

in Merck Biopharma

Moderator

Neysan Donnelly

 

copy editor, proofreader and scientific writer

founder of CLEARSCIENCE

Stuart Firestein

Writing

 

Professor at Columbia University

Visiting Fellow at Paris Science et Lettres (PSL)

 

Books:

Ignorance (2012) & Failure (2015)

Andreas Kurtz

Ethics

 

The European Group on Ethics in

Science and New Technologies

 

Stem cell biologist

Kyle Legate

Publishing

 

Team manager at

Nature Communications

 

with background in

membrane protein biochemistry

Barbara Conradt

Academia

 

Professor at the Department of Cell and Development Biology - LMU Munich