Volker Stollorz, science journalist e.g. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Cologne

Speech at the Herrenhausen Symposium "Dual Use Research on Microbes: Biosafety, Biosecurity, Responsibility", 12.12.2014

Volker Stollorz works as science journalist since 1991. He talks about the public expectations of biomedical research on manmade microbes and discusses science as a game changer and a possible solution for associated collective action problems. Stollorz studied biology and philosophy at the University of Cologne and finished his diploma at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. Despite his early success at the cell biological research front he got passionate about a career working at the interface between science, science journalism, and the public. He has been involved in the birth of three major science sections in national German weekly newspapers, DIE ZEIT (1992), DIE WOCHE (1993-1998), and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (since 2001). Besides being a regular contributor for the FAS he writes free-lance for weekly and monthly magazines like STERN, GEO, and NZZ-Folio, and co-authored TV-Documentaries for National Public Television.

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