Previous SeminBars

06 February 2023: Hans Clevers
Pharma Research & Early Development (pRED), Roche, CH, talked about "Organoids: Grown from Stem Cells as Patient Avatars".

01 October 2019: Robert Waterman
Robert Waterman, Southwestern College, USA , talked about "Visionary Science: A Spiritual Paradigm".

Dr. Robert Waterman has a Doctor of Education and a Master of Arts in Sociology from New Mexico State University. He founded and is President Emeritus of Southwestern College. He is Author of Footprints of Eternity: Ancient Wisdom Applied to Modern Psychology; Eyes Made of Soul: Theory and Practice of Noetic Balancing; Power of Love: The Ways and Means; Mandala of the Soul: the Art of Archetypal Psychology. His carrier as a spiritual teacher and counselor spans over fifty year, presenting classes in the United States and Switzerland.


25 June 2019: Paul Walton
Paul Walton, University of York, UK, talked about "Gender equality in science: why is it taking so long?".

Paul Walton obtained his PhD in 1990. He joined the Department of Chemistry at York as a faculty member in 1993. His main research area is bioinorganic chemistry, in which he has made contributions to the understanding of copper oxidases, including the discovery of the histidine brace. Paul is an internationally-known advocate of equality in sciences and lectures widely on the subject.


© Nicola Gnesi. Courtesy Fondazione Henraux.

28 March 2019: Mario Botta
Mario Botta, architect, Switzerland, talked about "Mario Botta: The architecture of the sacred".

3 May 2018: Prof. Thomas Heinemann
Thomas Heinemann, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar, Germany, talked about "Life as a construct - the ethics of synthetic biology".

Thomas Heinemann is a physician by training having specialized in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and molecular medicine, as well as a philosopher. Since 2011, he holds a Chair for Ethics, Theory and History of Medicine at Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar in Germany.

6 March 2018: PD Dr. Sonja Kleinlogel
Sonja Kleinlogel, University of Bern, Switzerland, talked about "When light and viruses may heal us: a glimpse behind the scenes of clinical research".

PD Dr. Sonja Kleinlogel leads the Optogenetics Laboratory at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Bern where she develops new gene therapy approaches to treat blindness.

2 November 2017: Prof. Bradley Hyman
Bradley Hyman, Harvard Medical School, USA, talked about "Alzheimer’s disease: snapshots from the journey towards a cure".

25 January 2017: Prof. Dirk Trauner
Dirk Trauner, New York University (NYU), USA, talked about “Synthetic Photobiology”.

30 November 2016: Prof. Anthony J. Ryan
Anthony J. Ryan, University of Sheffield, UK, talked about "3 Millenia of Condoms".

20 September 2016: Prof. Cees Dekker
Cees Dekker, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, talked about "What is life, and how does life differ from non-life?".

10 May 2016: Dr. Philipp Holliger
Philipp Holliger, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK, talked about "A Synthetic Biology Approach to Abiogenesis".

26 November 2015: Dr. Philippe Marlière
Philippe Marlière, founder of synthetic biology and xenobiology, talked about “Accept No Limits”.

28 October 2015: Prof. Andreas Plückthun
Andreas Plückthun, University of Zurich, Switzerland, talked about "Influencing cells with man-made proteins".

Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti's artistic vision of artificial trees producing energy.

7 May 2015: Prof. Markus Antonietti
Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany, talked about "Black and Orange Magic".

DNA Origami Wallpaper

14 January 2015: Prof. Hendrik Dietz
Hendrik Dietz, TU Munich, Germany, talked about “Molecular Systems Engineering with DNA”.