Recent advances in genetics and synthetic biology mean that it is now timely to reconsider the fundamental question posed by Schrdinger 70 years ago. Dr. J. Craig Venter (ESOF 2012 Keynote speaker), one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s and a pioneer of synthetic biology, is uniquely qualified to revisit Schrdinger's question. He will do so in a lecture entitled 'What is Life in the 21st Century?' on the evening of Thursday, 12th July in Dublin.
This unique event will connect an important episode in Ireland's scientific heritage with the frontier of contemporary research.
Dublin A City of Science in 2012
To celebrate the honour of hosting, ESOF 2012, one of the most prestigious international science events, Dublin was officially designated a City of Science for 2012. A programme of science-related events and activities will run throughout the year across the island of Ireland. The events and activities will deliver science messages through the arts and culture. One such example is St. Patrick Festival. The 2012 St. Patrick's Festival Parade in Dublin will have a scientific theme to mark Dublin as a City of Science in 2012. For further information on this year-long programme please visit http://www.dublinscience2012.ie
The Irish economy has stabilised. GDP grew by 0.7% in the first three quarters of 2011. Ireland has successfully responded to the financial crisis. Economic growth has recommenced, export performance is buoyant, and necessary steps have been taken to correct the public finances. Irish exports are enjoying unprecedented growth.
Ireland is open for business - Ireland's enterprise economy is well-placed for further growth and development and its technology and services companies have a lot to offer business
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Euroscience Open Forum 2012