The Chair is focused on the interplay between life sciences and society, with particular interest in a transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. Life Sciences in Society is an interface between the LMU Biozentrum and the broader public, seeking to facilitate dialogue between the two in the form of programming, exhibitions and events. The public facing side of Life Sciences in Society is strongly linked to BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern. Professor Dr. Michael John Gorman is both the Founding Director of the museum as well as the Chair of Life Sciences in Society, which he established in 2015. BIOTOPIA is the major new planned life sciences and environment museum for Bavaria, being developed adjacent to Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich. It will expand on and replace the existing Museum Mensch und Natur and has the mission to explore, question and reconfigure the relationships between humans and other species.