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SiE05: Towards an environmentally friendly model for life sciences (09:30-10:30)

This special interest event offers a forum to discuss what we can do to adopt a more sustainable model for life-sciences. The organizers will present the results of a small survey performed among neuroscientists and their research institutes to trigger the discussion on the environmental footprint of our community and to start identifying solutions.

Start

July 14, 2020 - 9:30 am

End

July 14, 2020 - 10:30 am

Organised by FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE).

The earth’s climate is undoubtedly changing. Although scientists are, to a large extent, receptive of this fact and aware of the causes and consequences of the current environmental crisis, identifying what we can do as a community, at the level of laboratories, research institutions and individually as scientists remains elusive.

This special interest event offers a forum to discuss what we can do to adopt a more sustainable model for life-sciences. The organizers will present the results of a small survey performed among neuroscientists and their research institutes to trigger the discussion on the environmental footprint of our community and to start identifying solutions. A panel of academics, activists and life-science industry representatives, among others, will share their viewpoints and experiences implementing concrete actions towards an environmentally friendly life-science framework.

In addition to raising awareness on the impact of life sciences on the environment, we will highlight the need to better measure and document this impact, including plastic and Co2 emissions in scientific events and research centers. We also aim to draw up a list of concrete actions that define gold-standards of sustainability for our scientific community.

Join us and add your voice to this exciting discussion!

Panelists:

Ori Lahav (Vice President Client & Operations at  Kenes Group & President of IAPCO)
Marta Rodriguez-Martinez (Postdoctoral Fellow, The Francis Crick Institute, UK)
Rajnika Hirani (Administration, The Francis Crick Institute, UK)
Rebecca Delker (Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University)
Tim Vogels (University of Oxford, UK)

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