Art4Science Panel Discussion: Science and Sensuality. Can Art convey Knowledge?

Ruth Mateus-Berr and Heinrich Kovar discuss the interface between art and science. Copyright St. Anna CCRI, Max Kropitz

(Vienna, 25.02.2021) TODAY at 18:30 St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) is organizing a panel discussion series together with the Wiener Zeitung as part of our FWF project art4science (  [The panel discussion is in German.]

Art and science are considered two opposing disciplines from which society expects completely different outputs. In the new discussion series "art4science," insights from pediatric cancer research are to be presented to the public through a creative interaction between science and art.

Social acceptance is rarely based on purely rational considerations and is also emotionally driven. This requires a broad discourse to create an understanding of complex interrelationships. Clear science communication therefore often makes the difference in how people perceive research and make decisions about essential questions in our society.

We will discuss whether and how this approach can work in the new talk series "art4science".

When: 25th February 2021, 18:30 - 20:00

Live Stream:


  • Ruth Mateus-Berr, Artist and Researcher, University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Heinrich Kovar, Molecular Biologist, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute
  • Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Behavioral Biologist, University of Vienna, member of Science Busters

Moderation: Walter Hämmerle, Editor-in-Chief Wiener Zeitung

Introduction: Kaan Boztug, Scientific Director St. Anna Children´s Cancer Research Institute, Martin Fleischhacker, Managing Director Wiener Zeitung

[The panel discussion is in German.]

Join via live stream and send your input and questions in advance by email to

PDF: Einladung-Podiumsdiskussion_Art4Science_25-02-2021

Interview Heinrich Kovar:


Impressions from the project: left, Design Rhizoma; right, Ewing Sarcoma painting, copyright Ruth Mateus-Berr