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Juny 02, 2005 16:27:00

EMBO/EMBL Conference on Science and Security

"Science and Security" takes place on 28 - 29 October 2005 at the EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany.

This is the 6th EMBO/EMBL joint conference on Science & Society. The tradition is annually to bring together over 200 professionals and lay participants from the general public, the biosciences, sociology, philosophy, communication, journalism, science education and many other fields to generate cross-disciplinary dialogue on topics that affect society.

The contributions of science to security, and the  security of science itself, have rarely, if ever, been more topical than they are now.

  •  How can we minimise the possibility of the misuse of biological information?
  • Is the freedom of research reconcilable with increased demands for global security?
  • What is the state of the art in biometrics and the technology of identification of people?
  • How is biological information collected, stored, exchanged and used for the purposes of security?  
  • What is the societal impact of and response to such developments and issues?

In the conference discuss these and many more topics.

For further information visit the following webpage: http://www.embo.org/projects/scisoc/scisoc2005.html

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