Looking to the Future: Stem Cells, Organoids and Regenerative Medicine

Workshop | 5-6 May 2022

The discovery of stem cells was a remarkable breakthrough in biological research. Two major types of stem cells exist during the lifecycle of multicellular organisms: embryonic ... Read all

Covid-19: New insights into the causes, actions and consequences of the pandemic, and implications for science and health policy

Workshop | 4-5 November 2021

The Background The Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in October 2020 on “Science and Survival – A focus on SARS-CoV-2” had concluded that COVID-19 has changed ... Read all

Symbols, Myths and Religious Sense in Humans Since the First

Workshop | 27-28 October 2021

Concept Note This symposium aims to discuss the “neuronal” particularity of the human race (the genus Homo) which allowed it to reach a higher level of consciousness than the rest ... Read all

The Role of Science in the Development of International Standards of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Workshop | 21-22 June 2021

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) is convening a Workshop promoting The Role of Science in the Development of International Standards of Organ Donation and Transplantation ... Read all

Dreaming of a Better Restart

Workshop | 14 May 2021

“And I alone, what can I be?” (St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 58)   The current crisis and state of global confusion is nothing more than the exhaustion of the ... Read all

Science and Innovations for a Sustainable Food System

Workshop | 21-22 April 2021

Background The aim of the UN Food Systems Summit1 is to help Member States and stakeholders maximize the co-benefits of a food systems approach across the entire 2030 SDG Agenda ... Read all

Book Launch: Robotics, AI, and Humanity. Science, Ethics, and Policy

Workshop | 26 March 2021

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing. Robotics can make a better world possible if it is joined to the common good. Indeed, if ... Read all

Science and Survival. A Focus on SARS-CoV-2 and Connections Between Large-Scale Risks for Life on This Planet and Opportunities of Science to Address Them

Plenary Session | 7-9 October 2020

The 2020 PAS plenary is guided by the idea that the role of science is critical for the survival of humanity – in view of the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 crisis probably more so than ... Read all

Health of People, Health of Planet, and Our Responsibility

Workshop | 18 June 2020

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a short 2-hour virtual event on June 18th to mark Springer’s open access publication of Health of People, Health of Planet, Our ... Read all

Summit of African Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Workshop | 12-13 December 2019

Judges and distinguished colleagues, welcome! Thank you for coming to the Holy See to discuss a topic of profound importance for humanity, the dignity of men and women and their ... Read all