IntroductionDirector joins Nobel anniversary celebration.
Egenis Director Professor John Dupré has been in Stockholm this week for the inaugural Nobel Week Dialogue: a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the award of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.
Nobel Media organised a special meeting on the theme of The Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society. Participants included seven Nobel laureates, including James Watson himself. The meeting, which attracted an audience of more than 1,000 people, reviewed the past 50 years of progress in genetics and genomics, assessed the implications for today’s society and looked towards future trends.
In order to extend the reach of the meeting beyond the live audience in Stockholm, the proceedings were streamed to a worldwide online audience via Nobelprize.org and the dedicated Nobel Week Dialogue micro site. Extracts are already available on YouTube, including a the discussion featuring Professor Dupré, and video from the day of lectures and panel discussions will be posted on the Nobel Week Dialogue site.