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Register to attend ESOF 2016. The main conference sessions will take place 25-27 July.


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The Programme

Nine themes, over 150 sessions, there really is something for everyone.

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Meet a speaker

Professor Kuroda is a chemist and biologist and now investigates chirality (left-right asymmetry). In 2013 she received the L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Award.

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Professor Wood is a Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester. Most recently he featured on the BBC series 'The Story of China'.

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Professor Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a pioneer in the field of science and technology.

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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE is  Chief Executive of Innovate UK and has 25 years of research and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry both in the UK and the US.

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Dr Hermann Hauser is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors, including Acorn computers.

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Dr Daria Tataj helps design innovation strategies for networked economies. She is a high-level policy advisor to Mr. Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation.

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Dr Paul Stoffels is the Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he works with R&D leaders across the company to set the enterprise-wide innovation agenda.

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Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan grew up in India where he received his bachelor’s degree in physics before moving to the USA in 1971. He is also now the president of the Royal Society.



Today, Friday, 15 April 2016, marks 100 days to go until the EuroScience Open Forum commences. To mark the occasion – and to encourage engagement at ESOF by the next generation of scientific visionaries – we are making 100 day passes available for free to early career researchers and higher education students studying within STEM disciplines.

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Travel grants for African researchers wishing to attend ESOF 2016

EuroScience has been given the opportunity by the Robert Bosch Stiftung to open a Call for Travel Grants to support African researchers (or exceptionally research administrators) with their travel, registration and accommodation costs to attend ESOF 2016 in Manchester (23-27 July 2016).

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Announcing: bluedot at Jodrell Bank

A brand new festival, launching this summer at Jodrell Bank, will celebrate the interaction of science and art with live performances from music legends such as Jean-Michel Jarre to a live recording of the "Infinite Monkey Cage" with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox.

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