San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Department of Life Sciences
'Science & Society' lecture Series Welcomes
Sir Paul Nurse
“Trust in Science”
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am delighted to invite you to participate in this lecture given by Sir Paul Nurse. The lecture is open to staff, students and the public.
Trust is important for science in a number of ways. Why should we have trust in science; what is it about science that makes it such a trustworthy process to generate knowledge about the natural world? By having trust in science, what benefits have been brought to humankind over the ages? How can trust in science be built with the public? What does society need from scientists to ensure that they are trusted? And what are the threats to trust in science and what can be done about them?
Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, is currently the Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London leading their research to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses in people. He is a geneticist and cell biologist whose discoveries in cell cycle processes have profound importance as errors in cell division and growth may lead to serious diseases such as cancer. Sir Paul was the President of the Royal Society from 2010-2015. He has received many distinguished awards including the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Medal for his contributions to cell biology and cancer research. Sir Paul recently led a review of UK research councils with the aim to ensure that UK continues to support world-leading science, and invests public money in the best possible way.
- 17:30 - Arrival and refreshments
- 18:00 - Introduction by Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell
- 18:10 - Sir Paul Nurse lecture commences
- 18:45 - Q&A hosted by Faculty Executive Dean Prof Jan Domin
- 19:05 - Close followed by evening buffet reception
- 20:00 - Finish
I look forward to welcoming you.
Prof Prasad S Sreenivasaprasad
Acting Head, Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science