Science editor to present neuroscience and public policy seminar

March 2, 2011

Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science, will present a neuroscience and public policy seminar, titled “Science and the World’s Future,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in the Genetics Biotechnology Center auditorium (Room 1111).

Alberts is a professor emeritus of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and is also a U.S. Science Envoy. He formerly served as president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for 12 years.

“For the long run success of science, we will need talented people from the scientific community in a wide variety of different professions,” Alberts says. “This will require that our university science departments greatly enlarge their view of their mission, and that we create new pathways to move scientists into positions where they can make a difference in public policy, industry, government, journalism, law, commerce, community colleges and our public school systems.”

More information about the seminar series and the program is available online.