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Bart Knols

Scientist-author-entrepreneur, K&S Consulting in DODEWAARD

From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2016
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 31

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"

One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?

In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016. 

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Edukasi Gizi

BY SEPTIAN SUHANDONO
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Septian Suhandono is a student of Nutritional Sciences, Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB). His daily activities including served as researcher at the Forum for Scientific Studies and an active member of IPB Scientist and Technology Society. Septian has always had concern on the nutrition issue and led him to establish a movement of 'Edukasi Gizi', a non-governmental organization working in the field of food and nutrition literacy. In his presentation, Septian shared several unknown facts and myth about nutrition and what we can do to improve them.

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BY MATT TERRELL
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BY BARBARA FERNANDEZ GOING
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

Barbara Fernandez Going is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work examines the response of plant communities to spatial and temporal variation in the environment with the overarching goal of trying to predict which plant communities are most vulnerable to global change. She has a passion for science education and is co-founder of Kids into Discovering Science, a K-12 science education program based in Northern California.

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Science Communication Meets Social Media

BY HEATHER DORAN
@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"We do a lot of storytelling, get scientists on stage doing some stand-up comedy and trying out lots of new ideas to get them out and about"

Heather Doran, a city organizer from PechaKucha Night Aberdeen (Scotland) tells us how advances in technology and social media have added new dimensions to the public communication of science.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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BY BEGAIYM ADZHIKEEVA
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BY DR. RICH PYLE
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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Drug Discovery and Development

BY ILARIA PATRUNO
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Presented at PechaKucha Aberdeen: Drug Discovery and Development the journey from idea to reality as part of an EU funded research project. Ilaria Patruno shares. 

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Drug Discovery and Computational Biology

BY VIRGINIA CRISTOFORI
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Virginia Crostofori explores her work in computational biology and how this field supports new drug discovery