30 May | Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern

Mitochondria, ageing and separate sexes This seminar was given at the kind invitation of Prof. Dr. Mariusz Nowacki. I received excellent questions and comments from members of an expert audience. There seemed to be agreement on my view of the experiment we should do next. It was a pleasure to meet Mariusz’s lab members, including… Continue reading 30 May | Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern

The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

Source: The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos By David West, “..an independent researcher living in Canberra. Until 2013, he was Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Australian National University”. A brilliant account of dark forces exerted on universities, deflecting their goals, activities and governance away from the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.… Continue reading The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

CDBU Public Lecture by Thomas Docherty

Thomas Docherty’s lecture on “Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibility of the University Institution” took place on 14 October 2015, at Royal Holloway, University of London. The poster advertised what amounted to a stimulating account of the necessity of academic freedom for any institution that qualifies, in my view, for the name “university”. Thomas also… Continue reading CDBU Public Lecture by Thomas Docherty

“Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability – 2015” in honor of Dr. George C. Papageorgiou

An International conference “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability” held in Colymbari on September 21 – 26 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. I thank the organisers, especially Kostas Stamatakis of the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, who were most generous hosts. Merope Tsimilli-Michael kindly encouraged me to present new research and general thoughts under the… Continue reading “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability – 2015” in honor of Dr. George C. Papageorgiou