Health is no coincidence – How life moulds our genes

14 March 2017, 19:00
The author Peter Spork in conversation with Christina Berndt
As part of the series "Zur Sache..." – Authors in the Staatsbibliothek

Peter Spork | © Thomas Duffé

Peter Spork | © Thomas Duffé

Series "Zur Sache..." – Authors in the Staatsbibliothek

About the event

Almost unnoticed by the public, the experts' understanding of what health is and how the so-called "endemic diseases" are caused is currently changing. New findings of modern biology show: Health is not a state. It is a continuous process. The body's cells continue working against ageing and illness all the time. In the process, they remember environmental influences and the consequences of one's own lifestyle. Even the experience of parents and grandparents, their diets or emotional stress, are stored on a molecular-biological level, like the events from the time before and after birth. Health is a project spanning several generations. Peter Spork explains how the passing on of health and personality works and how we can pave the way to a healthy and happy life for our children.

Personal information

Peter Spork, born in 1965, studied biology and acquired a doctorate in the field of neurobiology/ bio-cybernetics. Since 1991, he has worked as a freelance science journalist, i.a. for Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung, and is a highly sought-after speaker at company congresses and specialist conferences.

About the series

„Zur Sache ...“ – Autoren in der Staatsbibliothek ("To the point..." – Authors in the Staatsbibliothek), is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Deutsche Verlagsanstalt (DVA) and the Carl Hanser publishing house, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.

Date14 March 2017, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus line 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
RegistrationPlease register by e-mail to or by calling +49 89 28638-2115
AdmissionAdmission is free.
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