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Nutrition science

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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7.6 billion people are currently living on earth – and the number keeps growing. How to feed them all is a fundamental challenge for the global community. In this plenary session the topic will be addressed in detail by leading experts: How can food production be optimized? What roles will digitization and robots play in agriculture? What are alternative sources of nutrition? And what can modern plant research contribute?

Head of Business Affairs & Communication, Member of the Executive Committee, Bayer AG, Monheim am Rhein
Space Administration, Earth Observation, German Aerospace Center, Bonn-Oberkassel
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich
Chief Executive Officer, HelmholtzZentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich; Professor and Chair, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Technical University of Munich

Array Bernd NAAF

Head of Business Affairs & Communication, Member of the Executive Committee, Bayer AG, Monheim am Rhein

 Bernd Naaf is Head of Business Affairs & Communications, member of the Executive Committee of the Crop Science division and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer Crop Science AG. He has been active in this role since June 2015. Additionally, he was appointed Labor Director in January 2014. Bernd Naaf was born in Leverkusen, Germany on March 31, 1959 and began his career with Bayer in 1978, when he joined Bayer AG’s Commercial Training Program (Wirtschaftsassistent). Thereafter he held a number of positions in Sales and Marketing before he was appointed as General Manager for the Bayer Crop Protection business UK and Ireland in 1991. Four years later he moved back to headquarters to become Head of Business Planning and Administration. In 1998 Naaf moved to the Animal Health Business Group to take on the responsibility for Global Marketing. After Bayer CropScience’s acquisition of Aventis CropScience he was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Bayer CropScience Business Operations in the United States of America in January 2003. In October 2004, Bernd Naaf became Regional Head for the Crop Protection business Asia Pacific based in Singapore. In August 2011, he moved to Lyon to take over the postion as Regional Head for Crop Protection Europe/Middle East/Africa. From January 2014 to May 2015, he was Head of Business Management. From 2014 to 2016 he served as the Labor Director of Bayer CropScience AG.

Array Godela ROSSNER

Space Administration, Earth Observation, German Aerospace Center, Bonn-Oberkassel

 Godela Roßner studied physical geography at the universities of Hamburg, Rennes (F) and Bonn with special emphasis on geoinformatics and remote sensing. After several years at the German Remote Sensing center where she worked in research projects on environmental and landscape monitoring with remote sensing, she joined the DLR Space Management in 2005. Since 2010 she is responsible for the application development and data exploitation in the earth observation department. The overall objective is it to bring earth observation in operational use in science, economics as well as for political decision making by funding programmes for method and application development as well as efficient management of the data.

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

Studies Biology, University Bayreuth Ph.D., University Bayreuth Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg Forschungszentrum Jülich Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization) Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
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Dr. med. Matthias TSCHÖP

Chief Executive Officer, HelmholtzZentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich; Professor and Chair, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Technical University of Munich

Research Fellow, Neuroendocrine Unit, Innenstadt University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich Postdoctoral Scientist, Discovery Research (Nature 2000. Cit.: 2335), Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN Senior Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Nuthetal Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Obesity Research Center and Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, OH Professor, Institute for Metabolic Disease, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH Research Director, Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH Arthur Russell Morgan Endowed Chair of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH Director, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, HelmholtzZentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich Scientific Director, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Munich Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Chair, Division of Metabolic Diseases; Professor of Medicine, Technical University of Munich Adjunct Professor, Yale University, CT Director of Biomedicine, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, HelmholtzZentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich
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Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00 Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience Room Partner
09:00 - 10:00 Open doors: #ART TEC Culture
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Talk Plenary
12:20 - 13:40 Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity? Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Nutrition science Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 20:30 Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionals Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

24.08.2018

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:15 - 08:30 Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Our digital future – how human will it be? Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hope Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for all Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitization Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crises Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resources Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track? Plenary

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30 Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin Plenary
08:50 - 09:50 The resilience of democracy and democratic media Plenary
09:50 - 10:15 Public service strategies in times of digital disruption Plenary
10:30 - 11:15 The physics of everyday things Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack reception Social