Science is connected to society. Without this connection, European research is at risk. Last week, STARBIOS2 coordinator Carla Montesano was at ETHAC2019 alongside our monitor and evaluator Evanthia K. Schmidt talking about how to respond to this challenge.
We need to respond! We need to move our research focus and practice from a single living being, to including that being’s environment and the connections between the two.Carla Montesano, STARBIOS2 coordinator
Focus is shifting from the study of a single element towards the study of living being biology in relation to the dynamic environment: the study of the Exposome. The same goes for laboratories. We are moving from small, linear organisations to larger, more dynamic organisations.
Now, there is demand for contextualizing bioscience, and focusing on the contribution of various stakeholders into both research and policy practice.
“We need to respond! We need to move our research focus and practice from a single living being, to including that being’s environment and the connections between the two. The same goes for our research practices. We cannot operate on small isolated islands anymore. We need Open Science, because we need wider networks that shares ideas, knowledge and resources”, Carla Montesano says.