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The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and Expectations

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Nobelpreisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, Heidelberg
President, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Harald ZUR HAUSEN

Nobelpreisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, Heidelberg

Elementary School for 2 1/2 years (interrupted due to World War II) , Gelsenkirchen Gymnasium (High School), Gelsenkirchen-Buer Gymnasium, Vechta Medical student at the Universities of Bonn (1955-1957), Hamburg (1957-1958), and Düsseldorf (1958-1960) Graduation in Medicine and M.D. University of Düsseldorf Internships in Wimbern, Isny, Gelsenkirchen and Düsseldorf Approbation Research Fellow, Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie, University of Düsseldorf (Head : Prof. W. Kikuth) Research Fellow, Division of Virology, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Head : Prof. W. Henle) Appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Senior Scientist, Institut für Virologie, University of Würzburg, Germany Privat-Dozent für Virologie, University of Würzburg Chairman and Professor, Institut für Klinische Virologie, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Chairman and Professor, Institut für Virologie, Zentrum für Hygiene, University of Freiburg Chairman of the Management Board and Scientific Director of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), Heidelberg


President, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

Read psychology and media studies at the University of Mainz Final Diplom examination and graduation in psychology Scholarship holder of the Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation for Highly-Gifted Students Gained her doctorate with the degree of Dr. rer. nat. Research assistant at the Psychology Institute of the University of Heidelberg Research stays at Ann Arbor and Berkeley DFG Research Grant Lecturer at the Psychology Institute of the University of Heidelberg and project director for the DFG research unit "Speaking and Language Understanding" DFG "Habilitation" Scholarship Holder "Habilitation" in psychology at the University of Heidelberg Member of the study group on "Historical Change in Social Psychology" of the Werner Reimers Foundation Senior contract lecturer at the University of Heidelberg Member of the Senate Committee on Women's Affairs at the University of Heidelberg Chairwoman of the Association of Women Academics and Scientists in Baden-Württemberg Reviewer for the Baden-Württemberg Länder Government Programme to Support Women University Professor (C4) at the University of the Saarland Vice-President responsible for Teaching and Studies at the University of the Saarland/1996 Member of the Committee of Experts on "Research and Technology" in the Saarland Member of the Executive Board of the German Psychology Society Member of the Higher Education Structure Committee of Baden-Württemberg Member of the Evaluation Committee on Psychology at the Northern Network Universities (Bremen, Greifswald, Hamburg, Kiel, Oldenburg) Liaison lecturer and since 1997 member of the Selection Committee for the German National Study Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) Ombudswoman at the University of the Saarland President of the University of the Saarland HRK Vice-President for Research and Young Scientists Member of the University Council of the University of Konstanz Member of the Austrian Science Board (Österreichischer Wissenschaftsrat) President of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Member of the Council of the United Nations University Member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA)
  Lecturer at the TH Darmstadt and teacher at the grammar school in Jugendheim, Bergstraße
  Project director and coordinator in the Heidelberg/Mannheim Collaborative Research Centre SFB 245 "Language and Situation"
since 1996
  Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  Member of the Advisory Board on Women's Affairs
  Member of the Senate of the University of the Saarland
since 2002
since 2004
since 2006
since 2007
since 2009

Technology Forum

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08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial


07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary


07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial