Presentations and debates on the leading scientific questions of the day, from research into stem cells to the challenge of climate change, are planned for the ESOF2008 Scientific Programme. ‘We will be looking for ideas from across the science spectrum that bring together different disciplines and highlight cutting - edge issues and research in Europe and the world’, explains Sir Colin Berry, Chairman of the Programme Committee. ‘Ideas on innovative session formats and communication styles, and proposals that inspire genuine debate will also be especially welcome.’
The Call for Proposals to submit ideas for participation in the Science Programme is open to researchers from all disciplines, public and private institutions, communicators, policy makers, and businesses. The ten ‘Themes’ are:- The human mind and behaviour
To answer the Calls, full details of the conditions and how to apply are on the ESOF website (www.esof2008.org). The closing date for all proposals is 30 June, 2007.
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