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04: Biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering – key technologies of the 21st century

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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The challenges in biomedical technology as well as in the development and production of modern therapeutics have risen drastically. An important indicator of this trend is the significant reduction in the approval of new medicines since 1995.
This working group will deal with modern methods to counteract this development, e.g. by using modern “high-throughput methods” like “lab-on-a-chip”, nanotechnology and modern quality and risk management in combination with predictive modelling approaches. Computational medicine’s aim, for example, is to better analyze age-related diseases like atherosclerosis or osteoporosis. This approach to digitalize and personalize data will lead to better health care.

Consultant; retired Head, Technology Liaison, Global Quality Operations, Novartis Pharma AG, Dornach
Professor of Engineering Science; Director, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland
Direktor, Institut für Biomechanik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
James M. and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering; Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca
Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology; Adjunct Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Graz
Head, Institute of Process- and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology; Scientific Director, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH, Graz
Ph.D. Researcher, Institute of Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology

Dr. Fritz ERNI

Consultant; retired Head, Technology Liaison, Global Quality Operations, Novartis Pharma AG, Dornach

Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Dr. sc.nat. ETH) in Zurich Several positions in the analytical research and development of new drug substances and products at Sandoz in Basel Head of Analytical Research and Development at Sandoz in Basel Several management positions in Quality Assurance/Control at Sandoz and after the merger within Novartis Director of Novartis Pharmanalytica SA in Locarno, Switzerland
 Started his career in Japan in research at Hitachi Ltd.
1969
1974-1986
1986-1995
1995-2000
2000-2002
 Since 2009 Consultant (retired from Novartis after 35 years in the pharmaceutical Industry)

Ph.D. Peter J. HUNTER

Professor of Engineering Science; Director, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland

B.E. in Engineering Science (1st Class Hons) at Auckland University, NZ Master s research in the Dept. of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics at Auckland University Postgraduate research for D.Phil. in Physiology at Oxford University Research Fellow and tutor at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University Research Fellow at Rutherford Laboratory, UK Engineering Lecturer at Keble College, Oxford Lecturer to Professor in Engineering Science at Auckland University Associate Dean of Research in the School of Engineering James Cook Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Professor, University of Auckland Director of Bioengineering Institute at Auckland University
1971
1971-1972
1973-1975
1975-1977
1975-1977
1977-1978
since 1979
1998-1999
1999-2000
2001
since 2001

Dr. Ralph MÜLLER

Direktor, Institut für Biomechanik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Promotion in Elektrotechnik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Wechsel an die Harvard Medical School in Boston, wo er als tenure-tracked Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery und als stellvertretender Direktor des Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory tätig war. SNF Professor für Bioingenieurwissenschaften am Institut für Biomedizinische Technik der Universität und ETH Zürich
 Anschließend arbeitete er als Mikrotomographie Projektmanager für die BIOMED1 Concerted Action der Europäischen Union.
1994
1996
2000-2006

Ph.D. Michael L. SHULER

James M. and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering; Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle Professor of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Founding Editor, Biotechnology Progress (Board since 1988) Editorial Board, AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Journal Visiting Prof., Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison Editorial Board, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Board of Directors, Phyton Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Director, Bioengineering Program Editorial Board, Enzyme and Microbial Technology Guest Professor, Institute for Biotechnology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Editorial Board, Cambridge University Press Director, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Board of Directors, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Director, Biomedical Engineering Program James and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering
1969
1973
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since 1990
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since 1992
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  Scientific Advisory Board, HuRel
since 2004

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Gerhard A. HOLZAPFEL

Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology; Adjunct Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Graz

MSc. Civil Engineering (with distinction), Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria National Service at Red Cross Assistant and Docent at the Institute of Strength of Materials, TU Graz PhD in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction), TU Graz Visiting Scholar at University of Shenyang, P.R. China Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Division of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; with late Prof. JC Simo Habilitation in "Mechanics" Vienna University of Technology Associate Professor and Head of the Research Group "Computational Biomechanics", Institute of Structural Analysis, TU Graz Visiting Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain Offer of a Chair (C4) in Continuum Mechanics, University of Kassel, Germany (not accepted) Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden Visiting Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology; Adjunct Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
1985
1986-1987
1987-1997
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2007
since 2007

DI Dr. techn. Johannes KHINAST

Head, Institute of Process- and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology; Scientific Director, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH, Graz

DI in Chemical Engineering (highest distinction), Graz University of Technology Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (highest distinction), Graz University of Technology Post Doc in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston (TX) Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Piscataway (NJ) Tenured Professor, Rutgers University, Piscataway (NJ) Director of the Rutgers Catalyst Consortium, Rutgers University, Piscataway (NJ) Professor of Pharmaceutical and Process Engineering Marie Curie Chair of the European Union Head of the Institute for Process Engineering, Graz University of Technology
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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