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01: Can we trust in feed and food?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
German and English language

The globalization of food production constantly offers new challenges for the consumers’ safety. Scandals e.g. melamine-contaminated dairy products in China or “marquee flus” like SARS and swine flu make international headlines. Can we still trust in our food?
In the working group a selective group of experts from economy and science will discuss the following questions:
How rapidly does the industry react to negative incidents? At which point does the safety-check start and can we trust in it? In which areas does intensive research happen? Does the packaging industry deliver improvements to our food safety? How does marketing influence consumer behaviour and what are the trends that are to be expected?

Assistenzprofessorin, Interuniversitäres Department für Agrarbiotechnologie (IFA), Universität für Bodenkultur, Tulln
Chief Research Officer, Erber AG, Tulln
Chief Executive Officer, Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH, Tulln
Research Director (Food), Central Science Laboratory, UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), York
Psychologist and Market Research Expert, u.s.e. Institut für nachhaltige Energienutzung - Forschung, Kommunikation und Innovation, Vienna
Leiter, Bereich Lebensmittel, AGES - Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH, Wien
Geschäftsführer, Frisch & Frost Nahrungsmittel-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Hollabrunn
Professor for Biochemistry; Limited Partner, Apotheke Alland; Chief Executive Officer, Attophotonics Biosciences GmbH, Wiener Neustadt
Head, Bioresources Unit, Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Seibersdorf
Geschäftsführer, ofi - Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik, Wien Chair
Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sabine BAUMGARTNER

Assistenzprofessorin, Interuniversitäres Department für Agrarbiotechnologie (IFA), Universität für Bodenkultur, Tulln

1991 Diplomarbeit "Chemische Charakterisierung von Hydroxyethylstärken" am Institut für Chemie an der Universität für Bodenkultur
1993 Sponsion
1993-1996 Doktorarbeit am Institut für Chemie an der Universität für Bodenkultur und am Analytikzentrum des IFA-Tulln
1995 Universitätsassistentin im Analytikzentrum am Institut für Agrarbiotechnologie Tulln (IFA-Tulln), Leiterin der Arbeitsgruppe Biochemische Analytik (Proteinanalytik, immunoanalytische Testentwicklung, Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelanalysen)
1996 Promotion, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien
2001 Forschungsaufenthalt Central Science Laboratory York, UK
seit 2005 Ass. Prof. an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Department IFA-Tulln, Analytikzentrum, Leiterin der Arbeitsgruppe Biochemische Analytik (Proteinanalytik, immunoanalytische Testentwicklung, Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelanalysen, immunoanalytische Testentwicklung, Lebens- und Futtermitteluntersuchungen, Antikörperentwicklung und Zellkultur)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. M.Sc. Eva Maria BINDER

Chief Research Officer, Erber AG, Tulln

1992-1995 Dissertation, TU Wien
1995-1996 Projektmanagerin, BIOMIN
1996-2002 Leiterin Strategische Forschung, BIOMIN
2003-2005 Chief Scientific Officer, Erber AG, Singapur
2005-2010 Chief Research Officer, Erber AG
seit 2011 Vice President Research, Erber AG

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hannes BINDER

Chief Executive Officer, Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH, Tulln

2000 Head of the Microbial Technology Group/R&D Department, Biomin GTI GmbH, Herzogenburg (A)
since 2001 Chief Executive Officer, Romer Labs, Tulln (A)

B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. John GILBERT

Research Director (Food), Central Science Laboratory, UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), York

since 1995 Visiting Professor, Leeds University
2002 Appointed Director, Food Science Laboratory
2004 Danone Chair, Ghent University
2004-2009 CSL Science Director with responsibility for 200 staff working on food safety in the areas of residues and chemical contaminants in food
since 2009 Visiting scientist at IFA Tulln
 Extensive experience working internationally in lecturing, consultancy and capacity building in food laboratories.

Mag.a Dr.in Siegrun KLUG

Psychologist and Market Research Expert, u.s.e. Institut für nachhaltige Energienutzung - Forschung, Kommunikation und Innovation, Vienna

1997-1998 1-jähriger Forschungsaufenthalt in Tokyo, Japan (Stipendium der Canon Foundation Europe)
1998-2003 Studienleitung, Karmasin Motivforschung, Wien
2000-2003 Lektorin für Marktforschung an der FHWN Campus Wieselburg
2003-2011 Leiterin des Bereiches Markt- und Konsumentenforschung der FHWN Campus Wieselburg
seit 2011 Partnerin u.s.e. Institute for Sustainable Usage of Energy and the transition partners

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rochus NEPF

Leiter, Bereich Lebensmittel, AGES - Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH, Wien

 Diplomstudium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (Studienaufenthalte in Deutschland und Frankreich)
 Doktoratsstudium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
 Product and Process Manager, Masterfoods Austria, Werk Bruck/Leitha
 Site R&D Manager, Masterfoods Austria, Werk Breitenbrunn

Dipl.-Ing. Gerfried PICHLER

Geschäftsführer, Frisch & Frost Nahrungsmittel-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Hollabrunn

1996-1999 Produktionsleiter bei Steirerobst AG
seit 2000 Frisch & Frost Nahrungsmittel GmbH, zuerst als Betriebsleiter
seit 2002 Geschäftsführer mit Verantwortung Produktion, Technik, Marketing, Verkauf

Mag. Dr. Thomas SCHALKHAMMER

Professor for Biochemistry; Limited Partner, Apotheke Alland; Chief Executive Officer, Attophotonics Biosciences GmbH, Wiener Neustadt

1994 Ass. Prof., bioanal. chemistry, biosensors, Boehringer Ingelheim
1996-1997 Ass. Prof., Department of Membrane Research and Biophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
1996-1998 Assoc. Prof., Biochips, thin film technology, APART-Austrian Academy of Sciences
since 1997 Assoc. Prof., University of Vienna
1998 Assoc. Prof., Institute for Biochemistry, Vienna Biocenter, Biochips, AT/GER
1998-2002 Chief Executive Officer, Attophotonics-Bioscience Germany, Baden Württemberg
1999-2005 o. Univ.-Prof., Analytical biotechnology and nanotechnology, ABT, TU-Delft, The Netherlands
since 1999 Limited Partner, Schalkhammer KG
since 1999 Limited Partner, Apotheke Alland
since 2004 Chief Executive Officer, Attophotonics Biosciences GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Angela SESSITSCH

Head, Bioresources Unit, Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Seibersdorf

1990-1991 Partial participation in post-graduate studies on economics and law, Vienna University of Technology
1992-1997 Ph.D. (Molecular Microbial Ecology), Department of Microbiology, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
1990-1994 Research on Biological Nitrogen Fixation at the FAO/IAEA Laboratories Seibersdorf, Austria
1994 Research on marker genes at the Center for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (CAMBIA), Canberra, Australia
1994-1996 Associate Professional Officer at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory Seibersdorf
1996-1997 Microbiologist at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory Seibersdorf
1997 Post-doctoral position at the Wageningen Agricultural University, Department of Microbiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Research on the ecology of Lactobacillus spp. in the large intestine of the human gastrointesinal tract IAEA expert mission to Ghana. Teaching of molecular biology techniques in Rhizobium research
1998-1999 Herta-Firnberg fellowship at the Division of Life Sciences, Austrian Research Centers GmbH
1999-2002 APART habilitation fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2002-2004 Microbiologist at the Austrian Research Centers GmbH, Leader of the "Molecular Microbial Ecology" group of the Biotechnology Unit
2003 Venia docendi (Habilitation) in Microbial Ecology, Institute of Soil Science and Center of Applied Genetics at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2004 Head of the Bioresources Unit at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Mag. Dr. Manfred TACKER

Geschäftsführer, ofi - Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik, Wien

 Studium der Biochemie an der Universität Wien
 Nach verschiedenen Positionen in pharmazeutischen Unternehmen
1999 Habilitation an der Technischen Universität Wien (Lebensmittelverpackung)
 aeit 2001 Geschäftsführer, ofi Technologie & Innovation GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Claus ZEPPELZAUER

Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

 Studium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
2000-2001 Senior Consultant, Czipin & Proudfoot, früher Czipin & Partner, Internationale Produktivitätsberatung
2001-2003 Leiter, Abteilung Research & Development, Melbrosin International GmbH & Co KG
2003-2004 Gründer und Inhaber, Life Science Project Management, Unternehmensberatung für externe Projektleitung von interdisziplinären F&E - Projekten
seit 2004 Technopolemanager, Tulln, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
seit 2006 Geschäftsfeldleiter, Technopole, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
seit 2007 Bereichsleiter, Unternehmen & Technologie, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur
  Verantwortlich für die Geschäftsfelder Cluster Niederösterreich, Internationalisierung und Technopole

Technology Forum

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27.08.2009

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch of the Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:10 - 12:00Welcome statementsPlenary
12:00 - 14:00Pathways out of the crisis – new perspectives through research and innovation?Plenary
14:30 - 16:00The future of stem cell researchPlenary
18:00 - 19:30A look at the past – the secrets of our originPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria in cooperation with GFF and BMVITSocial

28.08.2009

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Can we trust in feed and food?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: An international comparison of research, technology and innovation-policy (RTI) strategiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: “Sowing and harvesting” in bio(techno)logical research: From the atomic structure of proteins to the discovery of new drugs and their clinical applicationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering – key technologies of the 21st centuryBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Infratech – a chance in crisisBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Creativity – fuel for the knowledge society?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Creative industries vs. old economy: where is the economy headed?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Universities: responsibility for the futureBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Trust in the future – investment in researchBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Digital Government – citizens and administration in a conflict areaBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: E-Mobility AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Technology Workshop: Trend radar of developments in societyBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: Positioning Austria in the international knowledge areaBreakout
14:30 - 15:45Creativity. How kids learn – learning like kids do?Plenary
16:15 - 18:00Innovative research locations – regions in competitionPlenary

29.08.2009

07:30 - 08:45Can we trust in science? Integrity in scientific researchPlenary
08:45 - 09:30The future of the universe – perspectives for astrophysics and cosmologyPlenary
10:00 - 11:00I-Brain – the technological evolution of the brain?Plenary
11:00 - 11:15Closing statementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial