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Friday 18 May, Rob Lyons

Are science and medicine threatened by borders?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Scientists and doctors have emerged as among the most vociferous critics of Brexit and Trump. The March for Science expressed the concerns of many researchers and clinicians on both sides of the Atlantic about the future of funding and about the movement of researchers and students across national borders. Many were also alarmed at the apparent lack of respect for expertise and evidence in public policy. But whose responsibility should it be to fund scientific research? How can science and medicine best be defended and pursued, in an uncertain world of shifting borders?

SPEAKERS

DR ELIOT FORSTER
CEO, Immunocore; chairman, MedCity

DR JOE KAPLINSKY
assistant professor, DTU Nanotech; coauthor, Energise! a future for energy innovation

DR FIONA MCEWEN
postdoctoral researcher, Queen Mary University of London

RAFAEL YÁÑEZ-MUÑOZ
professor of advanced therapy, Royal Holloway University of London

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