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Behind the science: World Sight Day

Behind the science: World Sight Day - New horizons in ophthalmology

October 12, 2023 | 18:00 - 20:00

Genetic engineering, a growing understanding of human biology, and steadily improving clinical research are opening new therapeutic possibilities in ophthalmology. That people blind from birth could partially regain their vision was unthinkable until recently. But this is the declared research goal of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB). Under the direction of Botond Roska and Hendrik Scholl, researchers at the IOB are working on new methods that should make it possible to treat eye diseases for which there are currently no or only inadequate therapies. As part of World Sight Day on October 12, Botond Roska and Hendrik Scholl will speak at the Novartis Pavillon about the work at the institute, which aims to reach new horizons in ophthalmology thanks to its leading clinical research and meticulous basic research.

This event will be held in English.

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Behind the science: LSD

Behind the science: LSD - a history with a future

October 20, 2023 | 18:00 - 20:00

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Matthias Emanuel Liechti, University of Basel & Dr. Frank Petersen Head of Natural Products Chemistry, Novartis.

Host: Julia Wentzlaff, philosopher and responsible for communication and marketing kHaus Basel.

80 years ago, Albert Hofmann, in Basel, discovered the psychoactive effect of lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD-25, a substance that still influences pharmaceutical sciences and medicine today. We invite you to learn more about this scientific stroke of luck, which Hofmann titled "my problem child".

This event will be held in German.

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Novartis Pavillon Event: Behind the science – Nobel Prize 2022

Behind the science: Nobel Prize 2023

December 10, 2023

Which projects and discoveries were honored with a Nobel Prize in 2022 - and why? 
Scientific classification and social significance: Led by Gerd Folkers - Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at ETH Zurich - our experts from academia and industry discuss this year's Nobel Prizes.

Please note that this event will be held in German.

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