Crosstalks

Campustalks #02

Info

Date: 
8 May 2009
Place: 

VUB

Part of project: 
(2009-...): Campustalks

In the context of Charles Darwin's 200th birth date and 150 years after his book "On the Origins of Species", the second session of VUB CAMPUSTALKS wanted to make a true interdisciplinary contribution to Darwin's legacy.

Programme: 

3:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH "On viruses and their contribution to the evolution of life on this planet" by Jean-Michel Claverie, Professor of Medical Genomics and Bioinformatics,
University of Mediterranee School of Medicine, Marseille, France

3:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION with 4 of Belgium's most legendary biologists:
• Nicolas Glansdorff, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Genetics, VUB and Honorary Director of the Jean-Marie Wiame Institute for Microbiological Research in Brussels
• René Thomas, Emeritus Professor at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, ULB
• Raymond Hamers, Emeritus Professor Molecular Biology and Immunology, VUB
• Nicky Roggen, Emeritus Professor Biology, VUB

Moderator: Jacques Van Helden , Director of the Service de Bioinformatique
des Génomes et des Réseaux (BiGRe), ULB

4:30 PM CELEBRATION DRINKS
5:00 PM PECHA KUCHA SESSION*

Each presenter is challenged to tell his story in 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. No more, no less.

• The Evolution of Social Ties - Tom LENAERTS, Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and modeling, ULB/VUB
• Bacterial Altruism - Lode WYNS, Vicerector Research VUB
• Earth history reflected in DNA - Franky BOSSUYT, Head of Amphibian Evolution Lab, VUB
• Evolving Ethics - Katinka QUINTELIER, Research Group The Moral Brain, UGent
• The Criminal Other - Jenneke CHRISTIAENS & Els DUMORTIER, Department of Criminology,VUB
• Laws of Mass Action - Chris VAN SCHRAVENDIJK, Biomedical Sciences, VUB
• Darwin, Sexual Selection & Brands - Gino DELMOTTE, Founder & Head of Research of BrandSpecies
• and some surprise presentations

*Pecha Kucha Brussels was launched by Alok Nandi, Architempo in collaboration with CROSSTALKS in November 2007. More info here.