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Dr. Ulrich SCHURR Professor and 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 since 2013 Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2013 Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy since 2014 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future since 2016 Coordinator of EMPHASIS - European Infrastructure for multi-scale Plant Phenomics and Simulation for food security in a changing climate