Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. The lecture on December 7 features two different angles of our future. Using real life cases, Britt Wray will explore complex and pressing questions that advancing biotechnologies open up for us as individuals and as a society in terms of their application, ethics, and governance. As research in human genetic modification moves from the lab to the clinic, and from the traditional spaces of scientific practice to the private dwellings of biohackers, we all have a stake in what happens. Eric Bennett will discuss the current “bottle necks” for efficient detection of CRISPR/Cas9 induced genome targeting events in mammalian cells and a promising methodology developed for the detection of genome targeting induced insertions and deletions (indels).

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    07 December 2017


    Britt Wray BRITT WRAY is a writer and broadcaster who crafts stories about science and its social and ethical entanglements. She is co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World, which explores the future of science and technology. Wray will soon defend her PhD at the University of Copenhagen, where she has been studying science communication with a focus on synthetic biology, and she holds an MA in Art, Media and Design from OCAD University as well as BSc. (honours) in Biology from Queen’s University.
    Eric Bennett Associate Professor, Copenhagen Consortium for Designer Organisms


    Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory. Please register using one of the ‘register’ buttons on this page, or click here


    3:45 pm Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
    4:00 pm Start of the lecture
    5:30 pm Networking with a drink and a snack
    6:30 pm Thank you for a splendid end of day!
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    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers’ Linkedin group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    The organiser offers to pay for a taxi on the following conditions: it has to be transport from either Panum/Mærsk Tower or DTU building 220, if you are at least 3 people in a taxi. This is how it works: you arrange yourself for a taxi from Blegdamsvej or from Kemitorvet, find at least 2 other people to take the taxi with, and at arrival at Tuborg Havnevej 19 you ask Sophie or Gitte to come and pay for the taxi (they’ll check departure address and number of persons in the taxi), as well as to order your taxi back.

    If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.