The role of science in policy making
Monday, 23 September 2013, 18:30 - 19:45, G102-103
Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission talks to Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the EMBO Science Policy programme, about her experience as scientific adviser, and discusses the role of science and scientists in shaping policies. The audience is invited to participate in the discussion.
Professor Anne Glover was Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland from 2006-11 and from January 2012, Anne joined the European Commission as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President. Anne holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and her current research focuses on the development and application of whole cell biosensors for environmental monitoring and investigating how organisms respond to stress at a cellular level.
She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Society of Biology, Royal Society of Arts and the American Academy of Microbiology.
Anne was recognised in March 2008 as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in the UK and was awarded a CBE for services to Environmental Science in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2009.
Michele Garfinkel is the Manager of the EMBO Science Policy Programme. She is responsible for policy research focused on biotechnology and on scientific publishing. The Policy Programme also addresses subjects of concern to scientists and policymakers, including research funding and responsible conduct of research.
Until March 2011 she was a policy analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute. Her research there focused on identifying emerging societal concerns associated with new discoveries in genomics and crafting options for policy interventions. Her earlier work focused on health research policy and on stem cell policy issues.
Michele holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle and an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University.