May 17, 2011 _ 17.30-19.00 _ University of Vienna, Aula am Campus
With keynotes by Giulio Superti-Furga and Giuseppe Testa
  2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first drafts of the human genome. Celebrated with as much scientific glamour as political emphasis, these first drafts promised to usher into a future of unprecedented progress in both basic biology and medicine.
  In this event, we take the 10th anniversary of the human genome as an opportunity to look back at the past ten years and ahead at the imminent developments. Capitalizing on the past ten years, we want to explore how far we have moved since then. What do the 2001 draft genomes mean to us, today? What has happened since then and what does this imply for science and society? Which promises have been materialized and which unexpected transformations have taken shape? Looking back to the past ten years, then, will also enable us to look ahead to the coming decade: Where is the genomic revolution leading us in the next decade? And what might we learn, from experience with the human genome, about the relationship between the bio-sciences and society at the beginning of the 21st century?
This discussion, to which you are warmly invited, will be followed by a reception.
     Giulio Superti-Furga, Ph.D., is Scientific Director and CEO of the Research Center of Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a visiting professor at the Medical University of Vienna. Giulio Superti-Furga is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
  Giuseppe Testa, M.D.,  Ph.D., M.A., heads the Laboratory of Stem Cell Epigenetics at the European Institute for Oncology (IEO) in Milan and is the cofounder of the interdisciplinary PhD program FOLSATEC (Foundations of the Life Sciences and Their Ethical Consequences) in Milan. With a background in medicine and molecular biology, Giuseppe Testa also trained in Bioethics and Social Studies of Science and Technology. He co-authored with Helga Nowotny, “ Naked Genes. Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age” (MIT Press 2011).
  Last updated 05/10/2011