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European Biotechnology and Society Online Seminar Series Event website launched!

As part of the ERA CoBioTech funding programme we are pleased to announce an upcoming series of seminars exploring the social, environmental, political and ethical dimensions of biotechnology in Europe.

Each seminar will bring two speakers into dialogue, offering their perspectives on new approaches, methods, and (good and bad!) experiences, developed to better-understand the place of biological science in the world today.

With speakers from within and beyond ERA CoBioTech, the sessions will address topics covering the environmental, social and economic sustainability of biotechnologies; interdisciplinarity methodologies for collaboration across the social and natural sciences; the relationships between science and citizens; the institutional lessons from funders and larger research centres; as well as practical lessons from researchers at the interface of science, technology and society.

Seminars will run online and weekly from 30th September 2020 at 14:00-15:00 CEST:

  • Session 1: 30 September, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
  • Session 2: 7 October, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
  • Session 3: 14 October, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
  • Session 4: 21 October, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
  • Session 5: 28 October, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

We are working to finalise our programme, please visit the special event website to find actual information or  contact the organising team at rri-cobiotech(at)

Visit the event website

The seminar series forms part of ERA CoBioTech's work on Responsible Research and Innovation, and biotechnology capacity building and is organised by Boris Vashev (FNR), Robert Smith (University of Edinburgh) and Thoko Kamwendo (Durham University).

ERA CoBioTech has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722361.

Contact: rri-cobiotech(at)


ERA CoBioTech

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