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Global competition for global talents

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Nobel Laureate for Physics; Professor of Theoretical Physics, Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University
Co-Founder, Morningside Group; Director, The Morningside Foundation, Shanghai
Chairwoman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge; Professor of Applied Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Cambridge
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

Dr. Gerard 'T HOOFT

Nobel Laureate for Physics; Professor of Theoretical Physics, Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University

Staff member at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University, then Assistant Professor Morris Loeb Lecturer at Harvard University Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) at Stanford University Full professor at Utrecht University Guest professor of Boston University
 Studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of Utrecht
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1976
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 Simon Stevin Leerstoel, Antwerpen, Belgium

Dr. Gerald CHAN

Co-Founder, Morningside Group; Director, The Morningside Foundation, Shanghai

B.Sc., M.Sc. in Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles Master of Science in Medical Radiological Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Doctor of Science in Radiation Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiobiology, Harvard School of Public Health Research Fellow in Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Private Investor Co-founder and Director, The Morningside Group Limited Hang Lung Group Limited, one of the largest China-focused real estate companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Morningside (China) Company Ltd., an investment management company which manages a portfolio of operating companies in mainland China in diverse industries including paper, building materials, machinery, media, communication, biotechnology and health care Natural Polymer International Corporation, Richardson, Texas, a technology company which develops and manufactures biodegradable plastic substitute materials The Morningside Foundation Morningside (HBR) Limited, Publisher of the Harvard Business Review, Chinese edition Bright Wealth Resources Limited, Publisher of Forbes magazine, Chinese edition Serica Technologies, Medford, Massachusetts, a clinical development stage biotech company with a technology for soft tissue regeneration Metacure, Inc, Israel and New York based company, maker of an implantable device which uses electrical signals to reduce appetite for food as treatment for obesity and diabetes Critical Biologics Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a biotech company developing diagnostics and a biologic therapeutic for sepsis and end-stage renal disease Stealth Peptide Inc., a biotech company developing a series of small peptides which protect the mitochondria from oxidative stress Matrivax, a biotech company based in Boston, Massachusetts and Haikou, China, with novel technology for making multivalent polysaccharide vaccines
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  Vaccine Technologies Inc, Boston, Massachusetts and Haikou, China, developer of a Hepatitis B vaccine using a novel route of antigen presentation
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since 2007

Ph.D. Chengyu JIANG

Chairwoman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing

 Obtained her Ph.D. from Brown University in 1997 and followed by postdoc at Harvard Medical School before joining PUMC in 2003. Her research is to elucidate molecular pathogenesis of RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV, Avian Flu, Influenza, HIV, HCV, EV71, and Ebola. Dr. Jiang has published extensively in numerous peer reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, Cell, and PNAS. She is also an inventor of a number of international patents. Some of the patents are exclusively licensed to a top 5 international pharmaceutical company and an international biotech company. She has served as member of the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) fellowship committee and as the chairwoman in the year of 2007/2008. She is also the vice editor-in-chief of "Science in China" and associate editor of several journals including Journal of Molecular and Cell Biology.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Peter A. MARKOWICH

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge; Professor of Applied Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Cambridge

Dipl.-Ing. (Master of Engineering), Technische Universität Wien Dr. techn., Technische Universität Wien "Universitätsdozent" for Applied and Numerical Mathematics, Technische Universität Wien Research Assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Laxenburg, Austria Research Assistant, Mathematics Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department and Computer Science Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA Assistant Professor, Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology Visiting Professor, Centre des Mathematiques Appliquées, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Professor (C3), Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA Professor (C4), Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin o. Univ. Professor for Analysis, Institute of Analysis and Numerical Mathematics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria o. Univ. Professor for Applied Analysis, Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna
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Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

Professur in Frankfurt Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA) Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
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Technology Forum

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21.08.2008

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Plenary sessionPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary sessionPlenary
13:00 - 13:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
13:45 - 14:30Stem cellsPlenary
15:00 - 16:00Politics and science – Advice through sciencePlenary
18:00 - 19:30BionicsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

07:00 - 14:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources – Regions in competitionBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 08: Climate change – The future of transportBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council – A New Momentum for the Western Balkans’ Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
08:00 - 14:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency – Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
14:30 - 15:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
15:15 - 16:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Information and communications infrastructures – The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

08:00 - 08:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
08:30 - 09:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
09:15 - 09:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2008Plenary
10:15 - 11:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial