Café Scientifique Buch 2014 – 2015

A collaborative project together with “Panke und Meer” cafe owner Paul Müller, bringing scientists from the research institutes of Campus Buch (MDC and FMP) into contact with the local community to talk about their research and the bigger questions around it – genetic testing, stem cell research, CRISPR/Cas & designer babies, psychobiology, radioactivity and more –  monthly events since November 2014.

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Café Scientifique
Kaffee, Kuchen, Wissenschaft

Nützt meine Forschung irgendjemandem? Gibt es eine Ethik der Gentechnik? Kann ich meine Katze klonen? Diese und andere Fragen diskutieren wir beim Café Scientifique in “Panke und Meer” jeden 2. Donnerstag im Monat. Dann stehen auf der Speisekarte neben Kaffee und Kuchen auch spannende Geschichten aus der Wissenschaft. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

Eine Wissenschaftlerin oder ein Wissenschaftler aus Buch spricht allgemeinverständlich über die eigene Arbeit. Anschließend bleibt genug Zeit für Fragen und Diskussionen. Es geht um den Austausch und darum, miteinander zu reden. Wir freuen uns auf eine angenehme und respektvolle Diskussion in Wohnzimmer-Atmosphäre.

15 Minuten Vortrag | 5 Minuten Pause | Diskussion

Kaffee, Kuchen, Wissenschaft: ‘Café Scientifique’ starts in Buch

 

The project, Café Scientifique Buch, was established as a grass-roots community-based project intended to stimulate discussion and exchange between speaker and audience on scientific topics that affect our society. All opinions and stand-points were to be respected. Various efforts were intentionally taken to promote this:
LOCATION The event took place in a neutral space, i.e. not in a research institute. A cafe was chosen as it provided a relaxed atmosphere naturally conducive to discussion. “Panke und Meer” was particularly well suited to this event thanks to its role as a community hub. Paul Müller, the cafe owner, acted as the host of the events and was responsible for moderation to ensure respectful exchange.
OWNERSHIP Café scientifique was established as a joint project primarily between Lucy (as an organiser with good connections to scientists of campus Buch) and Paul Müller, owner of cafe “Panke und Meer” with good connections to the local community. Decisions about the nature of the event were made jointly. It was an intentionally independent (non-MDC) project, with ownership of the event between the communities. This also had the advantage that individual scientists could speak for themselves, rather than for any institution.
FORMAT The design of the events (no stage, no presentation, no mike, short informal talk, focus on discussion) aimed to remove any sense of hierarchy between speaker and audience, stimulating a discussion ‘auf Augenhohe’.

10/12/15
Das ist Krebs – Wie uns mutierte Gene krank machen und was wir dagegen tun können
Tom Sommermann, MDC

08/10/15
Ebola: Die Geschichte hinter der Epidemie
Emanuel Wyler, MDC

10/09/15
CRISPR/Cas – auf dem Weg zum perfekten Menschen?
Michael Strehle, MDC

21/05/15
Von Depressionen bis Angststörungen – molekulargenetische Forschung an Mensch und Maus
Daniel Beis, MDC

09/04/15
Gentechnik: im Labor und überall
Martin Ballaschk, FMP

12/03/15
Bananen, Gaslaternen und Atomkraftwerke – Radioaktivität erklärt
André Lampe, FMP

12/02/15
Wissenschaft und Meinungen – warum uns Fakten nicht beeindrucken
Martin Ballaschk, FMP

11/12/14
Das (Zell-)Schicksal in unserer Hand – Stammzellen im 21. Jahrhundert
Raul Bukowiecki, MDC

27/11/14
Gentests: Was können wir von Angelina Jolie lernen?
Emanuel Wyler, MDC

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