First Scientific Symposium: Global Challenges of the 21st Century

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In times where all challenges are global in essence, it is becoming even more important to strengthen international collaborative working. Scientists should take a role model in defending the values of an open society. The transCampus has established an answer to this era of global change and challenges and will host a series of talks on important topics of our time.

In this symposium, renowned speakers from King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden will debate possible scientific advancements and their moral implications for human development.

Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:30 p.m.
Venue: Wellcome Auditorium of the Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, UK

  • Sir Paul Nurse
  • Professor Edward Byrne
  • Professor Sir Robert Lechler
  • Professor Stefan Bornstein


9.00 a.m.: Arrival and Coffee

9.15 a.m.: Welcome
Edward Byrne
President & Principal, King’s College London

9.30 a.m.: Future Challenges of Science
Professor Sir Paul Nurse
Francis Crick Institute
2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine

9.45 a.m.: From Homo Sapiens to Homo Deus? Building a Global transCampus for a Better Future
Professor Stefan Bornstein
Dean of International Affairs and Chair of Medicine at Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

10.00 a.m.: Forever Young
Professor Mauro Giacca

Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences
King’s College London

10.30 a.m.: Coffee Break

11.00 a.m.: Human-Machine Co-Learning
Professor Frank Fitzek

Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks,
TU Dresden

11.30 a.m.: Will Machines Replace Humans?
Professor Mischa Dohler

Chair Professor of Wireless Communications
King’s College London

12.00 p.m.: Evolutionary Expansion of the Human Brain
Professor Wieland Huttner

Director and Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden

12.30 p.m.: Discussion and Closing
Professor Ed Byrne

President & Principal, King’s College London
Professor Sir Robert Lechler
Provost/Senior Vice President (Health)
King’s College London & Executive
Director of King’s Health Partners, UK

1.00 p.m.: Lunch Buffet and Networking

Please register for the Symposium until 3 February 2019


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Leiterin Referat Entwicklung und Internationales


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