:: Communicating Science to the Public ::

It is a commonplace that scientists should be concerned about the social, economic and environmental impact of their work. But it is equally as important that scientists make an effort in communicating their work to the public. We strongly believe that anyone interested can understand the goals and opportunities of the life sciences, if these are properly explained. All scientists should make an effort to do this.

At the same time, however, we must also develop an understanding of public concerns that satisfies rigorous scientific standards. We cannot dismiss people's fears as irrational, but must trace them to their roots, and we cannot give them false hopes. Without a genuine understanding of public concerns, our efforts at communicating science will result in science mythology, not enlightenment.

current projects

We plan to develop multimedia expositions on various topics of research performed at the Bielefeld Center of Biotechnology.

Fri Dec 19 10:54:56 CET 2014