Biotechnology ethics and public perceptions of biotechnology Oxford, UK, March 16-25, 2001

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Biotechnology ethics and public perceptions of biotechnology

Oxford, UK, March 16-25, 2001

An EU advanced workshop on "biotechnology ethics and public perceptions of biotechnology" will be held next year from 16 to 25 March 2001 at Oxford University in the UK.

This intensive and interactive workshop covers: Moral theories and philosophy from concept to practice; Importance of ethics for science and engineering; Regulations, laws, codes and ethics and their relationships; Public perceptions of biotechnology, linking attitudes to behaviour; Communication approaches and their effectiveness; How the media work; Communication strategies used by companies, academia and NGOs.

The cost, including full board and course materials, is €1000. Participants from less favoured regions in Europe can apply for a full grant, while 12 grants of €500 are available for other EU participants. The course, which is supported by the European Commission's Quality of Life programme, is for PhD students, lecturers, postdoctoral fellows and industrial researchers in biotechnology.

The course is credited as part of the European Doctorate in Biotechnology (EDBT) study programme. A limited number of places is available so early application is advisable. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a letter briefly explaining their interests in the course (and if applicable a request for a grant) before 1 January 2001 to the address below.

(Source: CORDIS focus)

For further information, please contact:

Dr. David J. Bennett
Oude Delft 60
NL-2611 CD Delft
Tel.: + 31-15-2127800
E-mail: efb.cbc∂stm.tudelft.nl
http://www.cordis.lu/life/src/event120301.htm
http://efbweb.org/ppb