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Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological Applications

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Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Diego
Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, Die Presse, Wien Chair

Ph.D. Roger Y. TSIEN

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Diego

1972 Received his A.B. in Chemistry and Physics, Harvard College
 until 1981 Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
1977 Ph.D. in Physiology, University of Cambridge
1981 First Assistant, Associate, then full Professor, University of California, Berkeley
1989 Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
1996 Scientific Co-founder, Aurora Biosciences Corporation, which went public in 1997
 Dr. Tsien is best known for designing and building molecules that either report or perturb signal transduction inside living cells. These molecules, created by organic synthesis or by engineering naturally fluorescent proteins, have enabled many new insights into signaling via calcium, sodium, pH, cyclic nucleotides, nitric oxide, inositol polyphosphates, membrane and redox potential changes, protein phosphorylation, active export of proteins from the nucleus, and gene transcription. He is now developing new ways to target contrast agents and therapeutic agents to tumor cells and atherosclerotic plaques based on their expression of extracellular proteases.
1998 Scientific Co-founder, Senomyx Inc., which went public in 2004

Dr. Michael PRÜLLER

Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, Die Presse, Wien

1986 Dr. juris, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
1987 Diplomstudium, Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Nizza
1996-1999 Senior Consultant, PR- und Werbeagentur Ogilvy & Mather, Wien
2000-2004 Ressortleiter, Wirtschaftsressort ("Economist"), Tageszeitung "Die Presse"
seit 2004 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, Tageszeitung "Die Presse"

Technology Forum

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10:00 - 12:30Technology brunch of Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:10Welcome statementPlenary
13:10 - 13:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2010Plenary
13:30 - 14:30Opening speechesPlenary
14:30 - 15:20Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological ApplicationsPlenary
15:40 - 17:10New ways of innovationPlenary
17:10 - 18:00Energy independence and the availability of resourcesPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Robotics - new technologies for an ageing societyPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Career Lounge Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial


09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Special Event: Opportunities and challenges - ERA-Nets as drivers of international cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Technology Workshop: Innovative Internet technologies for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growthBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Electromobility - from vision to realityBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Innovation for social changes - equal opportunities in a digital eraBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: Finally - intelligent, sustainable, sensual! Climate protection: an opportunity for man, communities and the economyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Excellent research through excellent management. The importance of leadership and management in cooperative researchBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Mechatronics - the silent revolutionBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: Tribology - different aspects of friction and wear and tearBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Digital vs. real worlds - limitations of computer models?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: From idea to innovationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and technology for kidsBreakout
16:30 - 17:45Genomic research and the future of cancer medicinePlenary
18:15 - 19:30The digital generationPlenary


09:30 - 10:50Concept and reality of the InternetPlenary
11:00 - 12:10Opportunities and risks of key technologiesPlenary
12:10 - 13:10James Bond and what physics has got to do with itPlenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial