UNESCO World Science Day
The UNESCO World Science Day for peace and development
At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany our work is fueled by our belief in science as a force for good. We work to enhance the human experience and create more joyful and sustainable ways to live. We make a positive difference to millions of lives every day. This is why we are celebrating the UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Development on November 10th, to join the UNESCO in highlighting the important role of science for and with society and underlining the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. Science is at the heart of everything we do.
Many scientists are doing outstanding work. This is not only evident in the fight against Covid-19. With their dedication and perseverance, they’re laying the groundwork for human progress.
Continuing to celebrate science
- Sustainability & STEM lessons – A seminar for school teachers (in German “Nachhaltigkeit im Chemie-Unterricht”)
- Virtual Panel Discussion: Using Artificial Intelligence to improve Healthcare: Chances and Limits
- Webinar: Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium
- Scientific experiments to do at home: Curiosity Labs™ at Home
- Science Declaration "Make Science not War"
- Application Innovation Cup
- Biopharma Innovation Open Portal
Watch recordings of the live evens or continue to explore your scientific curiosity at home - science for human progress never stops!
Sustainability & STEM lessons – A seminar for school teachers
Education plays an important role in the sustainable development of our society. In the online event we will get insights into concepts of sustainability in chemistry lessons. This event will be framed by this year's Julius Adolph Stöckhardt award ceremony.
Webinar: Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium
New pediatric treatment to fill gaps towards the elimination of schistosomiasis: a scientific journey for and with society
At the ISNTD Connect, the pediatric praziquantel consortium led by us will present the progress of the program for a child-friendly formulation to treat schistosomiasis in children <6 years of age.
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Inspire the next generation of scientists
Day in the Life
The Day in the Life video series, which features our own scientists and experts from around the globe, highlights the breadth and depth of opportunities in STEM careers within the Life Science industry. Check out our most recent Day in the Life videos here and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more videos in the future.
A Day in the Life of a Senior Scientist
A Day in the Life of a Senior Scientist – Meet Rachael, a Senior Scientist in the UK. Rachael works in Bio Safety Testing and will demonstrate how to extract DNA from a Banana that can be used to look for different viruses.
A Day in the Life of a Scientific Glassblower
A Day in the Life of a Scientific Glassblower – Meet Catie, a Scientific Glassblower in the US. Catie creates lab equipment that is used by scientists all over the world. Check out this video to learn more about glassblowing and how lab equipment is created.
A Day in the Life of a Field Market Analyst
Meet Caroline, a Field Market Analyst in Brazil. Check out this video to learn what it is like to work in a lab, what pH is, and watch as Caroline demonstrates an experiment on how to test the pH of different substances.
Clean meat (or cultured meat) is set to revolutionize the food industry. Liz Specht from The Good Food Institute speaks with Jo Schilling from Technology Review about how cultured meat could provide a viable alternative to conventional meat that is healthier, more ethical and better for our planet.View the video stream
Emission Free Driving
The fuel cell has many advantages over the battery. Now researchers found a way to make it cheaper: using red blood cell metabolism as a role model. Listen in to a discussion of how hydrogen-based fuel cells with less platinum will pave the way for emission free driving on long trips.View the video stream
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Global Health Innovation
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A quiet Revolution
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Future Insight Conference
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Future Insight Prize
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