Innogen · News · June 25, 2010

Prof Robin Williams at Tomorrow's Giants Conference

Innogen Co-Director ran a session on research careers at the Royal Society-Nature hosted conference in London on 1st July

Tomorrow's Giants is a major one-day conference on the future of science, co-hosted by the Royal Society and Nature. Tomorrow's Giants brought together scientists and policy makers to gather scientists' vision of the next 50 years, to address questions such as: What is required to enable academic achievement of the highest quality? What will science be like in 10 and in 50 years time? What will be the main goals and challenges?

Through a combination of parallel sessions, a keynote speech, feedback sessions and a panel discussion, the day focused on three major themes:

  • Data: The challenge of curating and supporting databases in the future and ethical concerns around the storage and management of certain types of data.

  • Careers: Mechanisms for providing security and support for research careers.

  • Measuring and Assessment: The use of performance indicators and the challenge of having appropriate checks without inhibiting research

Tomorrow's Giants is part of an exciting week of celebrations for the Royal Society's 350th anniversary, which includes an extended Summer Science Exhibition at Southbank Centre, London.