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Midway through the ERA CoBioTech seminar series

Three out of the six seminars sessions completed

This autumn, FNR (Germany), University of Edinburgh (UK) and Durham University (UK) have convened a European Biotechnology and Society Online Seminar Series as part of ERA CoBioTechs work on Responsible Research and Innovation. Every week we bring two speakers into dialogue to offer new insights on the social, environmental, political and ethical dimensions of biotechnology in Europe. So far speakers have shared their perspectives as scientists engaging with publics; funders and policymakers developing responsible innovation programmes; and social scientists, philosophers and interdisciplinary researchers making sense of biotechnology and responsible innovation in context. Some fruitful dialogues have developed between these perspectives. We are delighted to have over 50 attendees for each session, and 185 people from 29 countries registering altogether.

We are now halfway through the series; for the remaining three sessions on Wednesdays at 14:00 CEST, we warmly invite you to attend! We also welcome you to join CoBioTavern, informal social and networking session between participants and speakers on 21 October at 18:00 CEST. For further information, to get the materials of the past events and to register for the remaining seminars and social event, please go to

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722361.

FNR contact person: Dr. Boris Vashev


ERA CoBioTech

ERA CoBioTech