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Nutrition science

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

7.6 billion people are currently living on earth – and the number keeps growing. How to feed them all is a fundamental challenge for the global community. In this plenary session the topic will be addressed in detail by leading experts: How can food production be optimized? What roles will digitization and robots play in agriculture? What are alternative sources of nutrition? And what can modern plant research contribute?

Speakers

Member of the Board and President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG, Monheim am Rhein
Space Administration, Earth Observation, German Aerospace Center, Bonn-Oberkassel
Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich
Professor and Chair, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Technical University of Munich; Research Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, and Director Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich Chair

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

1982-1988 Studies Biology, University Bayreuth
1988-1991 Ph.D., University Bayreuth
1991-2001 Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg
2001 Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg
since 2001 Forschungszentrum Jülich
2001-2011 Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere
since 2011 Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences
2004-2011 Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
2006-2008 Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2006 Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
2006 Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center
2007-2012 Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels
since 2007 Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture
2008-2011 Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
since 2009 Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2010 Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers
since 2011 Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association
since 2012 Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2012 German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization)
since 2012 Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato
since 2012 Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences
since 2012 Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network
  Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
since 2013 Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and
since 2013 Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy
since 2014 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future

Dr. med. Matthias TSCHÖP

Professor and Chair, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Technical University of Munich; Research Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, and Director Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich

1995-1999 Research Fellow, Neuroendocrine Unit, Innenstadt University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
1999-2002 Postdoctoral Scientist, Discovery Research (Nature 2000. Cit.: 2335), Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN
2002-2003 Senior Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Nuthetal
2003-2009 Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Obesity Research Center and Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, OH
2009-2011 Professor, Institute for Metabolic Disease, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH
2009-2011 Research Director, Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH
2009-2011 Arthur Russell Morgan Endowed Chair of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH
since 2011 Director, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Helmholtz Zentrum München
since 2011 Scientific Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Munich
since 2012 Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Chair, Division of Metabolic Diseases; Professor of Medicine, Technical University of Munich
since 2012 Adjunct Professor, Yale University, CT
since 2016 Director of Biomedicine, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München
since 2018 CEO, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:20RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
10:50 - 12:00Resilience - digitisation and electronic mediaPlenary
12:30 - 13:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial