June 10, 2013
On June 10–12, 2013, it’s time again for the annual Fellows Meeting in Berlin with an expected 50 fellows and alumni of the Schering Stiftung from the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, the arts and culture. This year’s topic will be “The Taste of Tomorrow: Food, Science and Art.” The meeting offers participants the opportunity to stay in touch with the Foundation and with each other, exchange experiences, and gain insights into different ways of thinking also after the conclusion of the actual funding period.
In keeping with the Foundation’s funding priorities, the Fellows Meeting is designed as an interdisciplinary event, so as to appeal to both scientists and artists. For the first time, the topic was selected by the alumni themselves. A multi-disciplinary team that was formed to prepare the meeting chose the title “The Taste of Tomorrow: Food, Science, Art” and developed an ambitious program for the event.
The meeting will feature two keynote lectures, where the speakers will talk about what the food of the future will look like and about the opportunities and risks associated with this field. In addition, the meeting will cover topics such as “Food and Science,” “Food and Art,” and “Food and Medicine.” A panel discussion will deal with food distribution. The invited speakers and the topics promise exciting discussions. As part of a workshop, attendants will work in small groups to develop and present exhibition concepts on the topic of “The Taste of Yesterday: 100 Years of Food in the 21st Century.”
Evening highlights include a musical performance by Ruslan Vilensky, violoncellist and former (Schering) fellow of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and Berlin-based jazz pianist and composer Katya Sourikova as well as a lecture by Prof. Dr. Klaus Roth from the Free University of Berlin. Roth, a chemist, is the author of two books on the chemistry of cooking. At the Fellows Meeting, he will talk about the chemical processing of chocolate and show the participants how to appreciate chocolate with all their senses.
For the first time, the participants will also include the Germany Scholarship recipients of the Schering Stiftung. Since April 2013, they have worked on an interdisciplinary, collaborative re-search project on the topic of “Aging and Age” as part of a tutorial at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The goal is to also integrate bachelor’s and master’s students into the Schering Stiftung’s fellows and alumni network and let them participate in the exchange of experiences.
The Fellows Meeting of the Schering Stiftung is not open to the public.
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