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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 Chair

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

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

1942-1946 Elementary School for 2 1/2 years (interrupted due to World War II) , Gelsenkirchen
1946-1950 Gymnasium (High School), Gelsenkirchen-Buer
1950-1955 Gymnasium, Vechta
1955-1960 Medical student at the Universities of Bonn (1955-1957), Hamburg (1957-1958), and Düsseldorf (1958-1960)
1960 Graduation in Medicine and M.D. University of Düsseldorf
1960-1962 Internships in Wimbern, Isny, Gelsenkirchen and Düsseldorf
1962 Approbation
1962-1965 Research Fellow, Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie, University of Düsseldorf (Head : Prof. W. Kikuth)
1966-1969 Research Fellow, Division of Virology, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Head : Prof. W. Henle)
1968 Appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1969-1972 Senior Scientist, Institut für Virologie, University of Würzburg, Germany
1969 Privat-Dozent für Virologie, University of Würzburg
1972-1977 Chairman and Professor, Institut für Klinische Virologie, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
1977-1983 Chairman and Professor, Institut für Virologie, Zentrum für Hygiene, University of Freiburg
1983-2003 Chairman of the Management Board and Scientific Director of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), Heidelberg
since 2003 Professor emeritus


President, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

1966-1970 Read psychology and media studies at the University of Mainz
1970 Final Diplom examination and graduation in psychology
1970-1972 Scholarship holder of the Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation for Highly-Gifted Students
  Lecturer at the TH Darmstadt and teacher at the grammar school in Jugendheim, Bergstraße
1972 Gained her doctorate with the degree of Dr. rer. nat.
1972-1977 Research assistant at the Psychology Institute of the University of Heidelberg
1972 Research stays at Ann Arbor and Berkeley
1977-1979 DFG Research Grant
1979-1986 Lecturer at the Psychology Institute of the University of Heidelberg and project director for the DFG research unit "Speaking and Language Understanding"
1983-1985 DFG "Habilitation" Scholarship Holder
1986 "Habilitation" in psychology at the University of Heidelberg
1985-1987 Member of the study group on "Historical Change in Social Psychology" of the Werner Reimers Foundation
1986-1992 Senior contract lecturer at the University of Heidelberg
  Project director and coordinator in the Heidelberg/Mannheim Collaborative Research Centre SFB 245 "Language and Situation"
1987-1989 Member of the Senate Committee on Women's Affairs at the University of Heidelberg
1987-1993 Chairwoman of the Association of Women Academics and Scientists in Baden-Württemberg
1988-1994 Reviewer for the Baden-Württemberg Länder Government Programme to Support Women
1992 University Professor (C4) at the University of the Saarland
1994-1997 Vice-President responsible for Teaching and Studies at the University of the Saarland
1995/1996 Member of the Committee of Experts on "Research and Technology" in the Saarland
1994-1998 Member of the Executive Board of the German Psychology Society
1996-1998 Member of the Higher Education Structure Committee of Baden-Württemberg
1999-2000 Member of the Evaluation Committee on Psychology at the Northern Network Universities (Bremen, Greifswald, Hamburg, Kiel, Oldenburg)
since 1996 Liaison lecturer and since 1997 member of the Selection Committee for the German National Study Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
1999-2000 Ombudswoman at the University of the Saarland
  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
2000-2006 President of the University of the Saarland
2001-2006 HRK Vice-President for Research and Young Scientists
since 2002 Member of the University Council of the University of Konstanz
since 2004 Member of the Austrian Science Board (Österreichischer Wissenschaftsrat)
since 2006 President of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
since 2007 Member of the Council of the United Nations University
since 2009 Member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA)
since 2012 President of the German Academic Exchange Service

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