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“Preserving the Past - Shaping the Future”

stiftbibliothek“Preserving the Past - Shaping the Future” – this was the subject of the first ScienceNight of this year, which was held on 27 March in a very special place: the St. Gallen Abbey Library. After an introduction by Abbey Librarian Dr. Cornel Dora and an exclusive guided tour through the impressive rooms of the library, Benedikt Würth, a member of St.Gallen governing council, and Pascal Brenneisen, Country President Novartis Switzerland, opened the second part of the evening in the historic Pfalz cellars of the Abbey. Here Dr. Frank Petersen, Head of Natural Substances Research with Novartis, discussed the important role of knowledge gathered over the centuries in research today.

 

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