Talks and Conferences

In addition to publications and public outreach, scientific presentations are an important way of disseminating our achievements as well as get valuable feedback and peer review. The range of talks encompasses almost all of our research fields, and various levels, from local seminars to invited talks and keynote presentations at international conferences.

Keynote/Invited Talks 2017

  1. Biologiska robotar - humanoider (Biological robots - humanoids), Steen Rasmussen, Keynote speaker, Symposium: Roboten -- Människans Vän eller Fiende. Lund University, Lund, Sweden, March 28, 2017 Link
  2. ‘The new technologies and our brave new world’ (Danish: De nye teknologier og vores fagre nye verden), invited public lecture on the ‘March for Science Day’, which was also university admittance test day, University of Southern Denmark, April 22, 2017  
  3. ‘Synthetic biology and the brave new world’ - Invited keynote presentation at the Academy of Finland's Synthetic Biology Program Final Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, April 26, 2017. Two different perspectives on synthetic biology by viewing part of the field from the inside as well as viewing the field from the outside and in broader societal context.
  4.  ‘Artificial life’, Invited speaker, Ericsson, Stockholm Sweden, May 4, 2017
  5. Invited meeting with Archbishop of Sweden to discuss synthetic biology issues, Stockholm, Sweden, May 5, 2017
  6. Santa Fe Institute collaboration, May 14-19, 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Presentation and discussions of activities co-sponsored by Synenergene on how to interact/engage with local and international stakeholders on synthetic biology as part of the BINC Transition (our technology driven societal transition).
  7.  ‘Self-assembly and self-organization of minimal life’, invited seminar at University of Vermont, Burlington, May 22, 2017
  8. ‘The new technologies and our brave new world’, keynote presentation at the State Agency of Vermont, USA, May 23, 2017. Presentation of Synenergene co-sponsored activities on how to regionally implement synbio and other greentech technologies through stakeholder engagement.
  9.  Keynote lecture at Crossing IT networking project involving 7 municipalities in Denmark, the goal of which is to promote more science involvement among the young. Topic: 'Our technological development and what it means for our society and the future', May 30, 2017, Tønder, Denmark
  10.  Keynote lectures at an Interdisciplinary Workshop on New Development in Materials Science and Biophysics to coalesce a strong dialogue community with the potential to shake things up in the philosophy of science, June 12-15, 32107, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA
  11. ‘Minimal life in different media’, keynote lecture at the ‘Art and Wet A-Life workshop’ a combined protocell art-science and science workshop and open forum, June 19, 2017 at Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
  12. ‘Protocell roadmap’, scientific workshop June 20, 2017, The University of Tokyo. Japan
  13. Keynote lecturer, University of Tartu Summer School: Formation of complex molecules in Space and on planets - from interstellar clouds to life, July 20-23, 2017, Tartu, Estonia
  14. Envisioning New Modes of Cultural and Technological Change, Complex Systems Seminar, Santa Fe Institute, July 31-August 2, 2017,  Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  15. Invited speaker, ECAL 2017, European Conference on Artificial Life, ISAL Summer School, Sept. 4-8, 2017, Lyon, France
  16. Invited speaker, 'The brave new world of living and intelligent technologies', XII Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation, WIVACE 2017, ECLT, Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Sept. 19-22, 2017, Venice, Italy