The Forum for Genetic Research organizes intermittent discussion sessions (séances de réflexion) on current topics in the field of genetic research. The sessions are directed at decision makers from science, politics, authorities, industry and education, as well as at the interested public.
A conference on "Biotechnology and environment" is planned to take place in fall 2017.
Research breakthroughs and social impact - Young scientists debate synthetic biology
February 16th 2016, Lausanne
In collaboration with BIO•FICTION and Life Sciences Switzerland
New plant breeding techniques - potential and challenges (in German)
January 27th 2015, Bern
In collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEV) and the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
Green genetic engineering for sustainable agriculture (in German)
March 27th 2013, Hotel Ador, Bern
In collaboration with the "Platform Biology" and supported by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
From genetic engineering to synthetic biology - new opportunities, new risks? (in German and French)
November 2nd 2010, Bern
In collaboration with the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEV)
The Forum for Genetic Research organizes every two years a workshop for graduate students on intellectual property protection in the life sciences.