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 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

  10. ‘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

  11. ‘Protocell roadmap’, scientific workshop June 20, 2017, The University of Tokyo. Japan


 Keynote/Invited Talks 2016

  1. The "4th Industrial Revolution" in fact a More Radical "BINC Revolution"? Steen Rasmussen, Keynote speaker and panel discussion participant, hosted by American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), China, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, December 14, 2016 Link
  2. The brave new world of living and intelligent technologies, Steen Rasmussen, Keynote speaker, Hybrid Matters Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, November 24-25, 2016 Link

  3.  The Binc Manifesto. S. Rasmussen @ Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, January 8, 2016

  4. The Future and our Technology-driven Societal Changes (Menneskenes fremtid - Vores teknologidrevne samfundsforandringer) S. Rasmussen @ Forskningens Døgn (Research Day) and EUSP Youth Science Parliament, Sønderborg, Denmark, April 25, 2016

  5. Self-assembly and dynamic behaviour of single hydrocarbon chain amphiphiles. P-A. Monnard @ SysChem 2016 Valtice Chateau, Czech Republic, May 10, 2016  
  6. The Societal Impact of the BINC Ecology of Technologies. Steen Rasmussen @ E-Trade Conference, Copenhagen, April 4, 2016

  7. Modeling the origins of cellular systems: How complex must our system be to observe cell-like behaviors? Pierre-Alain Monnard @ Conference “From star and planet formation to early life” COST Action "Origins and Evolution of Life in the Universe" and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology, Vilnius, Lithuania,  April 25-28,2016

  8. Transmission of catalytic functions between protocell generations: a start of protocell lineages. Pierre-Alain Monnard  @ Beilstein Symposium “Chemistry, Life and Evolution"  Prien am Chiemsee, Germany,  June 1, 2016

  9. Single amphiphile structures as potential bioreactors or delivery systems. Pierre-Alain Monnard @ Danish Chemical Society Annual Meeting 2016, Odense, Denmark, June 9, 2016

  10. Menneskeskabt Liv. Steen Rasmussen, Invited featured speaker for the program Forskning & Videnskab @ Den2Radio, January 16-22, 2016 Link   


Contributed Talks

  1. Technology Driven Societal Changes and our Post-Factual Society Steen Rasmussen @ Niels Bohr Institute Seminar i Videnskabsteori (Science Theory), Copenhagen, February 25, 2016 

Conference/Workshop Participation

  1. Danish Chemical Society Annual Meeting 2016, Pierre-Alain Monnard, Odense, Denmark,  June 9, 2016
  2. Basic Citizens Income (Borgerløn) Steen Rasmussen Borgerløn - Utopi eller nødvendighed? @ Information Media Conference Copenhagen, Denmark, February 9, 2016

  3. Security in a Digital World (Debatmøde på Christiansborg - Befolkningens sikkerhed i en digitaliseret verden) Steen Rasmussen Copenhagen, Denmark,  25 Feb 2016

  4. Borgerløn - Utopi eller nødvendighed?  Information Media Conference, Steen Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 9, 2016

  5. Beilstein Symposium “Chemistry, Life and Evolution" Pierre-Alain Monndard,  Prien am Chiemsee, Germany,  June 1, 2016

  6. Conference “From star and planet formation to early life” COST Action "Origins and Evolution of Life in the Universe" and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology, Pierre-Alain Monnard, Vilnius, Lithuania, April 25-28, 2016 

  7. E-Trade Conference, Steen Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark,  April 4, 2016
  8. SysChem 2016, Pierre-Alain Monnard, Valtice Chateau, Czech Republic, May 10, 2016&nbsp

  9. Forskningens Døgn (Research Day) and EUSP Youth Science Parliament, Steen Rasmussen,  Sønderborg, Denmark, April 25, 2016