The platform unites researchers from 18 scientific societies and 5 national committees in the field of biology. It promotes the transfer of knowledge and networking opportunities. Through the provision of expertise, the platform generates and maintains a dialogue to the benefit of society and politics.more

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Science and Film

Film is a strong medium to communicate scientific approaches and findings to a broder public. The Biology Platform supports workshops for students to learn basic techniques of storytelling and filmmaking to present their work.

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. 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". Members of the Biology Platform Board are involved in the jury of the Global Science Film Festival.