Thursday 12.4 at 6pm: ‘What is it to be a scientist today? A biologist’s opinion’ by Frederic Michon,

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily to ‘What is it to be a scientist today? – A biologist’s opinion’ by Frederic Michon, PhD, Academy of Finland postdoctoral research fellow, on Thursday 12.4 at 6pm. The growing expectations towards biomedical progress are increasing the pressure on researchers. Unfortunately, the way to make science has changed drastically in the past centuries. As most non-scientists do not know what the daily life of a researcher is like, Frederic will endeavour to explain the ups and downs of modern science. From publishing policies to the loss of contact between scientists and other people, he will bring us to discuss the necessary changes that could lead science to a brighter future. Frederic arrived from France as a postdoctoral researcher in Finland in 2007. From the beginning of his scientific career, 12 years ago, he has never failed to maintain a critical viewpoint towards his elected field of research. The talk and ensuing discussion will be in English. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fi Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome!