IUBS Centenary Webinar Series: Second Conference

The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) settled in 1919 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization composed of National Academies and International Scientific Associations and Societies. Since then, IUBS functions as a global platform for scientists from all disciplines and nationalities for cooperation, interaction and collaboration to promote research, training and education in life sciences.

To commemorate the completion of 100 years of promoting excellence in life sciences, IUBS has launched a series of webinars that bring together the best disciplines to discuss developments, Taxonomy, Ecology, biodiversity and other issues that represent unified biology and major issues to address contemporary issues such as climate change, endangered species, food and nutrition, health, etc.

The first conference in the webinar series was given by Rattan Lal, World Food Prize 2020 in “Forgetting the ground” the 2 October 2020.

The second conference in the webinar series will be given by Sean B. Carroll, an award-winning biologist, Educator, film producer, author and scientific communicator

“The Rules of the Serengeti: The Biodiversity Regulation and Restoration”

Second Conference of the Webinar Series

“The Rules of the Serengeti: The Regulations and Restoration of Laureada Biodiversity”

Date: 10 March

of 2021 Hora: 1:00 PM GMT

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About the speaker

Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, Author, educator and film producer. Directs Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Scientific Education (HHMI), is the Head of HHMI Tangled Bank Studios,and is the Andrew and Mary Balo and Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair in Biology at the University of Maryland. He is also professor emeritus of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin.

He is an internationally recognized evolutionary biologist, and their research has focused on the genes that control animal body patterns and play an important role in the evolution of animal diversity. In recognition of his scientific contributions, has received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and elected as an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (Embo).

A leading scientific communicator on paper, on the radio and on TV, Carroll is the author of several books. He is a winner of the Lewis Thomas Award Writing on Science – an award that honors “the weird individual” that unersies the worlds of science and the humanities.

Carroll has served as executive or executive producer in charge of several feature films or documentary series. His documentary, The Serengeti Rules has won the Emmy for Best Nature Documentary along with several other top prizes at numerous film festivals around the world. Based on The Book of Sean B. Carroll and co-produced by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and Passion Pictures, The Serengeti Rules has the power to change the way nature looks.

More details about the speaker can be found at HTTPS://www.seanbcarroll.com/

About the Conference

Everything in nature is regulated – from the number of vital molecules in our bloodstream to the number of lions in an African savannah. In the last fifty years, two revolutions have been developed in biology to understand the regulation of life on these two scales.

At this conference, Dr. Carroll will discuss the discovery of “Serengeti Rules”, ecological rules governing the numbers and types of animals and plants in a given location, and how they're being applied to restore some of the biggest deserts on the planet.

(Additional details on this topic of HTTPS://www.seanbcarroll.com/the-serengeti-rules )

The quest to discover

How life works and why it matters

How life works? How does nature produce the right number of zebras and lions in the African savannah, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right number of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In the Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of pioneering scientists who sought answers to such simple but deeply important questions and shows how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of the planet on which we depend.

One of the most important revelations about the natural world is that everything is regulated, there are rules that regulate the amount of each molecule in our bodies and rules that govern the number of each animal and plant in the wild. And the most surprising revelation about the rules that regulate life at different scales is that they are remarkably similar, there's a common underlying logic of life. Carroll recounts how our deep knowledge of the rules and logic of the human body has stimulated the advent of life-saving revolutionary medicines and makes the compelling argument that now is the time to use the Serengeti Rules to heal our sick planet.

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