Meeting program7th International Conference Science and Scientist - 2019

PROGRAM OF SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST- 2019

Saturday, June 15

08:30 – 9:30 AM

Registration

Setting up Posters & Banners

Mahaprasadam: Breakfast

09:30 – 10:30 AM

Auspicious Lamping, Invocation, Inaugural Session & Press Conference

 

Chief Guest: František Baluška, Ph.D.

Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IZMB), University of Bonn, Germany

 

Conference Chair: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Serving Director, Bhakti Vedanta Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science, Princeton, NJ, USA

 

Host: H.K. Shah

Founder, World Vegan Vision, USA

10:30 – 10:40 AM

Herbal Tea break

10:40 AM – 1:00 PM

Plenary Session: Cellular Sentience & Evolution of Consciousness

Chair & Speaker:

Subjective Evolution of Consciousness

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Serving Director, Bhakti Vedanta Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science, Princeton, NJ, USA

 

From Molecular Bioelectronics, via Cellular Sentience & Consciousness, up to Plant Cognition & Intelligence

František Baluška, Ph.D.

Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IZMB), University of Bonn, Germany

 

Physics Transcended: Cell Intelligence and the Nurture of Healing

Brian J. Ford

Gonville & Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Mahaprasadam: Lunch

 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Session 2: Scientific Critique of Science

Chair: František Baluška, Ph.D.

Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IZMB), University of Bonn, Germany

 

Consciousness from Cells to Cosmos

John S. Torday, Ph.D.

Prof. Pediatrics & Ob/Gyn, Harbor-UCLA, Division of Neonatology; Director, Guenther Laboratory for Cell-Molecular Biology, University of California, USA

Evolutionary and Other Understandings of the Origin and Meaning of Life

Michael Reiss, Ph.D.

Professor, UCL Institute of Education, University College London United Kingdom

Science of a Living Universe

John J. Kineman, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Wessman Research Group,

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

 

A Comparative Study on Life and Consciousness

Medicharla V Jagannadham, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India

 

4:00 – 4:10 PM

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

&

Poster Session

4:10 – 6:10 PM

Session 3: Spiritual Biology

Chair: Brian J. Ford

Gonville & Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

 

Life is a Wild Story

J. Scott Jordan, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair Director, Institute for Prospective Cognition,

Dept. Psychology, Illinois State University, USA

 

A Scientific Critique to the Ontological View of an Organism as a Complex Machine

Marehalli G. Prasad, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Dept. Mech. Engg, Stevens Inst. Tech., Hoboken, NJ, USA

 

21st Century Biology is Turning towards Wholistic and Sentient Concepts

Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

President, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science,

Bengaluru, India

 

There Will Never be a Newton of the Blade of Grass

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

Gen. Secretary, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science,

Bengaluru, India

 

6:10 – 6:40 PM

 



6:40 – 7:00 PM

Panel discussion: Must Science Necessarily be Atheistic?

 

Kirtan/ Cultural Program                                    

 

 

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Mahaprasadam: Dinner

 Sunday, June 16

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Mahaprasadam: Breakfast

09:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 4: Animal Rights and Veganism

Chair & Speaker: Gary L. Francione, Ph.D.

Board of Governors Professor, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar, School of Law, Rutgers University NJ, USA

 

Shrenik G. Shah, M.D., PC

President, World Vegan Vision, USA

Bob Dibenedetto

Founder, Healthy Planet

Preeti Mehta, M.D.

Gastroenterologist, NY, USA

Anil Narang

International Vegan Advocate

Uma Swaminathan

Writer & Expert in Herbal Medicine

Anthony Dissen

Chairman, American Nutrition

Ronald Sartena

Vegan Enterpreneur

Freya Dinshaw

Founder, American Vegan Society (Oldest-First Vegan Society, USA)

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Mahaprasadam: Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 PM

Session 5: Dialogue Between Science, Religion, and Philosophy

Chair: Michael Reiss, Ph.D.

Professor, UCL Institute of Education, University College London United Kingdom

 

 

Pushing Back the Frontiers of Knowing

Joan Walton, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, School of Education/Ph.D. Supervisor

York St John University, United Kingdom

 

Science as an Aspect of God

Robert M. Wallace, Ph.D.

Author: Hegel's Philosophy of Reality, Freedom and God, Cambridge Univ. Press

 

Expansion of Science by its Integration with Dharmic Concepts of Origin of Matter and Evolution

Bal Ram Singh, Ph.D.

Botulinum Research Center,

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

 

Why Life Cannot be Seen as a Machine Working on Physical Laws

Sumangala Devi Dasi, Ph.D.

Center of Advanced Studies, North Campus,

University of Delhi, India

 

Artificial Intelligence Explains Why Life Comes only from Life

Syamala D. Hari, Ph.D.

Retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly part of Bell Laboratories) as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

4:00 – 5:30 PM

 



5:30 – 6:30 PM

Concluding Session

 

 

Kirtan/ Cultural Program

 

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Mahaprasadam: Dinner

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