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Bio-Based Economy – Chancen und Risiken – Impulsreferate

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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German and English language
Head of research, Fighting Blindness, Dublin
Professor of Plant Biotechnology, ETH Zurich
Vorstand, Institut für Ethik und Recht in der Medizin, Universität Wien
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Dr. Michael COMER

Head of research, Fighting Blindness, Dublin

Worked for the GNI, Ministry of Agriculture in the Chemical Research Division and the Plant Pathology Department of Queen s University, Belfast as a research assistant. Graduate Studies BSc. (Level) Major: Applied Microbiology, at College of Technology and Ulster University, Belfast. Supplementary Studies leading to election to Membership of the Institute of Biology and appointment as a Chartered Biologist (BSc Honours Level). Worked at the Microbiological Research Establishment, Ministry of Defence, Porton Down, later the Centre for Applied Microbiological Research (CAMR) the UK s Public Health Laboratory Services (PHLS), Wiltshire, England Postgraduate Research / Study / Dissertation under Professor Brian Hartley FRS at Imperial College, University of London leading to the award of the Diploma of Imperial College. Worked for Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche) at their facilities near Munich, Bavaria, Germany Studies and dissertation at the Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Vienna under Professor Hermann Katinger leading to the award of a Doctorate in Science and Technology Set up and CEO of a Joint Venture Company to produce active ingredients and intermediates as bulk GMP- pharmaceuticals, company was sold! Set up a software development and validation company for use in the pharmaceutical industry company was acquired! Consulting"; self employed as a "freelance" Health and Life Sciences Consultant (in various fields of Biotechnology) both Acting Director of Bio-Sciences at Science Foundation Ireland (Interim Post pending the appointment of a permanent incumbent
1963-1972
1965-1970
1970-1972
1972-1978
1975-1978
1978-1996
1982-1984
1996-1998
1999-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004

Wilhelm GRUISSEM

Professor of Plant Biotechnology, ETH Zurich

University of Bonn, Germany, Ph.D. (Genetics and Molecular Biology) Professor of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley Professor of Plant Biotechnology, ETH Zurich
1979
1983-2000
since 2000

Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich H.J. KÖRTNER

Vorstand, Institut für Ethik und Recht in der Medizin, Universität Wien

Studium der Evangelischen Theologie in Bethel/Bielefeld, Münster und Göttingen, Vikariat und Assistententätigkeit an der Kirchlichen Hochschule Bethel, Bielefeld Promotion an der Kirchlichen Hochschule Bethel Gemeindepfarrer in Bielefeld Habilitation an der Kirchlichen Hochschule Bethel Studienleiter an der Evangelischen Akademie Iserlohn
1975-1980
1982
1986-1992
1987
1990-1992

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

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