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Shannon Dosemagen (US)

Shannon is Executive Director of the Public Lab nonprofit. With over fifteen years of experience in community organizing and education, Shannon has worked with environment and public health groups addressing declining freshwater resources, coastal land loss and building participatory monitoring programs with communities neighboring industrial facilities and impacted by the BP oil spill.
She is acting Vice Chair of the [U.S. EPA] National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology, Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Citizen Science Association, a co-organizer for the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH), a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environment and serves on advisory boards, councils or working groups for the National Parks Conservation Association, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the Louisiana Bar Association and the Citizen Science Association. Shannon is an Ashoka Fellow, a 2015-16 Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellow and a current Research Affiliate, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a 2012 Loyola University Institute for Environmental Communications Fellow. Shannon can be found on Twitter at @sdosemagen.

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Bruno Strasser (CH)

Bruno J. Strasser is a historian investigating the shifting relations between science and society. He leads a research team working on “The Rise of the Citizen Sciences: Rethinking Science and Public Participation.” After much exploration, he is no longer sure there is such a thing as citizen science (despite there being conferences devoted to it ). His second book, “Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology”, will be coming out with Chicago University Press in 2019.
He is full professor at the University of Geneva, adjunct professor at Yale University, and member of more committees than he would like. He has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University, the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and a visiting professor at the University of Manchester and Autonomous University of Barcelona, and been in many other places where academics tend to go. He is founder and director of an outreach laboratory, the Bioscope which organizes citizen science projects on biodiversity, and offers critical workshops on genetics, neuroscience, and sexual health. He enjoys good food and good conversations, running and mountaineering, and thinking about how to make the world a better biking place.

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Lionel Larqué (FR)

Lionel Larqué is a physicist and head of French platform ALLISS (for a science society alliance), which aims to promote cooperation between research and high education institutions and civil society organisations in France. He is also member of popular education since 30 years, and has created the science and democracy world forum in the 2000’. Larqué is co-editor of the book «Les sciences, ça vous regarde», with Dominique Pestre and he has recently facilitated the evolution of the French Research and High Education Law in order to legitimate a new paradigm on science society dynamics, based on a non-deficit model doctrine. In 2007, he has coordinated the publication of the White Paper called «Taking the knowledge based society seriously», presented and discussed in the French Parliament on March 27th, 2017.

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