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The Ralph D. and Lois R. Silver Professor of Human Genomics; Head, The Crown Human Genome Center, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Professor of Physics and President, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna Chair

Dr. Doron LANCET

The Ralph D. and Lois R. Silver Professor of Human Genomics; Head, The Crown Human Genome Center, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

 Prof. Lancet received his B.Sc. Degree in chemistry and physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1970. His Ph.D. degree (1978) was in chemical immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, under the supervision of Profs. Pecht and Sela. He obtained postdoctoral training at Harvard University, with Prof. Strominger, on transplantation proteins, and at Yale University, with Prof. Shepherd, on the biology of the sense of smell. Since 1981 he has been on the faculty of the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he is currently Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics. He headed Weizmann's Department of Membrane Research and Biophysics (1995-97). He pioneered genome research in Israel, and currently is the head of the Crown Human Genome Center at the Weizmann Institute and of Israel's National Laboratory for Genome Infrastructure. His research interests span human genome research, the genetic basis sense of smell, bioinformatics (the merger of biology and computing) and the early evolution of life on earth. Prof. Lancet has pioneered the studies of the molecular basis olfaction, discovering how smell signals are received, amplified and terminated, and how olfactory receptor genes evolve and function. He also developed GeneCards, a world-known digital "encyclopedia" of human genes, also marketed by Xennex. Prof. Lancet teaches graduate courses on Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, as well as on molecular recognition. He consults to companies in the fields of fragrances and flavors, olfactory security, artificial noses and smell digitization.

Dr. Daniel ZAJFMAN

Professor of Physics and President, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

1980-1983 B.Sc. in Physics
1983-1989 Ph.D. in Atomic/Molecular Physics
1989-1991 Post-Doc Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, USA
1991-1996 Senior Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science
1996-2003 Associate Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science
since 2002 Head of the Physics Service Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science
since 2003 Full Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science
since 2005 Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
2006 President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

ab 1988 Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen)
1991-1994 Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
1994 Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung"
1995-1997 Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung"
1998-1999 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
2000-2001 Chef vom Dienst, "Standard"
2002-2004 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2004-2012 Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2013/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
seit 2015 Chefredakteur, "nzz.at"

Technology Forum

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24.08.2006

08:00 - 10:00Technology Brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
09:00 - 20:00Presentation CD-Laboratory “Biomechanics in skiing”Culture
11:00 - 11:30Welcome by the OrganisersPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Welcome StatementsPlenary
12:00 - 13:00OriginsPlenary
13:30 - 15:30Competition for TalentPlenary
17:00 - 18:15Research at the Cutting EdgePlenary
18:15 - 19:30Science and Research Models and Best PracticePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

25.08.2006

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Science and Technology in Sport: Challenge for Industry and Benefit for PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Technology Transfer: the Motor for Developing LocationsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Convergence and Complexity in TechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Convergence and Excellence in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: Innovative Telematics Systems in Intermodal TransportBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Changes in Technology and Natural Sciences – Is Our Tertiary Education System Still Up to Date?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: High-performance Materials from Nature as an Opportunity for Economic GrowthBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Reassuring HabitatBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Energy Security – the Case of Hydro CarbonsBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior AlpbachBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Convergence and Complexity in Science and TechnologyPlenary
15:15 - 16:00Faith and SciencePlenary
17:00 - 18:00Atom and Eve – an Alpbach MinioperaCulture
18:00 - 21:30Reception sponsored by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial

26.08.2006

07:00 - 08:00Energy and SecurityPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Alpbach 2006 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Science and DemocracyPlenary
10:30 - 11:30The Universe is a Strange PlacePlenary
11:30 - 12:30Farewell Reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial