Bruce Alberts: Learning from Failure

Alberts declares “Success doesn’t really teach you much, failure teaches you a lot”. Speaking from his personal experience, Alberts asserts that all scientists make mistakes and suffer setbacks but learning from those failures is what allows one ultimately to succeed.

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About the Speaker

Bruce Alberts is currently the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine (2008-2013), President of the National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005), and United States Science Envoy (2009-2011). Alberts, who has dedicated his career to promoting science education and international scientific cooperation, is also one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a preeminent textbook in the field now in its fifth edition.

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