The platform brings together researchers from 18 Swiss specialist societies in biology and exchanges information with international unions. It is committed to networking between the various disciplines and to young scientists. It promotes dialogue with society and politics and provides independent expertise.more

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Science and Film

Film is a strong medium to communicate scientific approaches and findings to a broder public. During the last years the Biology Platform supported workshops led by Samer Angelone for students to learn basic techniques of storytelling and filmmaking to present their work. His workshops continue to be supported by various universities in Switzerland. Please contact him directly for any inquiries:

Furthermore, film festivals offer a broad audience the opportunity to experience scientific topics in films and to discuss them with the protagonists. The Global Science Film Festival has been organised annually in Switzerland since 2019 (initially supported by the Biology Platform). The festival programme includes film screenings (feature and short films in the presence of the filmmakers), debates (scientists and filmmakers) as well as opening and award ceremonies. Films by scientists in Switzerland are presented in a special category "Scientist as filmmakers".