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05: Values in Science

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Basic or curiosity-driven scientific research is mostly done at academic institutions by faculty members and their students, and its traditional aim is to advance human know-how in all natural sciences. Scientists at “for profit” organizations mostly conduct applied research. In recent years, academic scientists are under pressure to focus their research on “relevant” issues which are important for society and for the respective national economy. This trend is causing academic investigators to engage in problem-solving topics or profit/product oriented research. The recent financial crisis and growing media coverage on some of the dubious practices, in terms of human and resource management, of various globally operating firms are endangering the economic and business values which are derived from scientific research. This seminar provides an opportunity to look into the causes for these changes, the effects they are having in the USA, Europe, Asia and other countries and to discuss ways of how to improve the ability of industries and governments to promote and incorporate innovative early-stage scientific projects from academia for the economic benefit of society at large.

Topics
1. Curiosity-Driven Research in Academia. Do Scientists Have the Freedom to Change Topics?
2. Scientific Values Obtained from Basic Academic Research Versus Applied Research
3. Driving Forces and Incentives in Academic Research and for Scientists in Industry
4. Academia-Industry-Investor-Government Policies and Management of Scientific Research
5. Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, the “Death Valley”, Translational Science

Conclusion: How to improve the contributions of basic research to industry and the world economy without causing damage to academic culture and ethics.

Speakers

Head, Institute for Analytical Chemistry and Radio Chemistry and Director, ADSI - Austrian Drug Screening Institute, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck Chair
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Chemistry and Former Vice President for Technology Transfer, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Chair

Mag. Dr. Günther BONN

Head, Institute for Analytical Chemistry and Radio Chemistry and Director, ADSI - Austrian Drug Screening Institute, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck

1960-1964 Elementary School, Innsbruck
1964-1972 High School, Innsbruck
1972 Study of Chemistry at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck
1977 Teachership-Exam in Chemistry and Physics - Graduation "Master of Natural Sciences"
1977 Thesis at the Institute of Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck "Hydrothermal Degradation of Glucose, Cellobiose and Cellulose"
1977 Contract Assistant at the Institute for Radiochemistry University of Innsbruck
1979 Graduation to "Doktor der Philosophie" summa cum laude
1983 University Assistant at the Institute for Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck
1985 Habilitation for Analytical Chemistry
1988 Vis.Professor at Yale University, Department of Chemical Engin. New Haven, CT, USA, Prof. Csaba Horvath
1989 Assistant Professor
1991 Full Professor for Analytical Chemistry at Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz, Austria and Head at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz
1994 Full Professor for Analytical Chemistry - Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck
since 1995 Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry
1996-2003 Member of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Vienna
2000-2010 Vice President - Austrian Council for Science and Research Development, Vienna
since 2004 Member of the Board of the Medical University, Innsbruck
since 2008 Vice President of the Board of the Medical University, Innsbruck

Ph.D. David MIRELMAN

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Chemistry and Former Vice President for Technology Transfer, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

 *1938 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Immigrated to Israel 1949
1964 M.Sc. Polymer Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1968 Ph.D. Biochemistry of Bacterial Cell Walls, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
1968-1970 Post Doctorate, Tufts University Medical School, Boston, USA
since 1970 Faculty Member, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
1973 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute, Tuebingen
1976 Associate Professor with tenure
1976-1977 University of California, Berkeley
1984 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1984 Full Professor, Weizmann Institute
1985 Besen-Brender Chair of Microbiology and Parasitology, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
1991-1992 Fogarty Scholar, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1987-1998 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.
1989-1992 Member Board of Directors, News Datacom Corp., Jerusalem, Israel
1991-1994 Member Board of Directors, Weizmann Technological Incubator Company
1993-1998 Vice President for Technology Transfer, Weizmann Institute of Science
1995-1998 Member of Board of Directors, XTL Biotechnology, Rehovot, Israel
1996-1998 Member of Board of Directors of Portman Pharmaceuticals, Rehovot, Israel
1999-2004 Dean, Faculty of Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
1999-2001 President, Israel Society for Microbiology
2004-2012 President of Scientific Council, Conseil I.Pasteur-Weizmann I.
since 2010 Member of Executive Board of Directors, Weizmann Institute of Science

Seminar Week

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kategorie: Alle PlenarySeminar

12.08.2013

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of "The Light of Experience"Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert Part IIPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security - Cooperation, Concentration and IntegrationSeminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society?Seminar
Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect?Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation - A Biological and Social BaseSeminar
Seminar 05: Values in ScienceSeminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation?Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism - Values and the Variety of Spiritual ExperiencesSeminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in ArtSeminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open SocietySeminar
Seminar 10: Power and CyberspaceSeminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy - Value-Based or Realpolitik?Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical AspectsSeminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical ImplicationsSeminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European ValuesSeminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic PolicySeminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural ApproachSeminar

13.08.2013

20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture

14.08.2013

19:00 - 00:00BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar

15.08.2013

18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture