25th Anniversary Meeting Lugano Programme

25th Anniversary Symposium on ‘Human Frontiers’

5 July 2014

Hotel Splendide Royal, Lugano, Switzerland

 

Moderator: Ernst Ludwig Winnacker, Secretary General, HFSPO

14.00-14.10   

 

Opening remarks

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation

14.10-14.25

Statement from Japan

Hirofumi Nakasone, Member of the House of Councillors, National Diet of Japan

14.25-15.00   

‘Architecture - recent projects’

Mario Botta (Mendrisio, Switzerland)

15.00-15.30

Break

15.30-17.00

Panel discussion on ‘Human Frontiers’

Moderator: Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media (London, UK)

Guest speakers:

Susan Hockfield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (Cambridge, USA)
Claude Nicollier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Torsten Wiesel, President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University (New York, USA) and former Secretary General of HFSPO

Statements by the panelists will be followed by an exchange with the audience.

17.00-17.30

President’s closing remarks and Nakasone Award Ceremony

Nobutaka Hirokawa, HFSPO President, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Presentation to Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel)

18.15

Aperitif

19.00

25th Anniversary dinner hosted by the Government of Switzerland