GYA members were prominently present at the 16th Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum, held from 5-8 October in Kyoto, Japan.

The STS Forum addresses the advance of science and technology and the important ethical, safety and environmental issues this raises as possible negative applications are threatening sustainable development and mankind’s own future.

Koen Vermeir (France), Moritz Riede (United Kingdom), Karly Kehoe (Canada), Filippo Rossi (Italy), Michael Saliba (Germany) and Tyrone Grandison (United States) took part in the discussions, and Yoko Shimpuku (Japan) delivered a presentation as part of the panel on Environmental Change and Risks of Health, chaired by German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina President Jörg Hacker.

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum aims to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the new types of problems stemming from the application of science and technology.

For more information on panels, sessions and the overall programme, as well as a complete list of speakers, visit the STS forum website