Speakers

Transforming Food Systems

Anet Režek Jambrak

Professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Prof Dr Anet Režek Jambrak researches novel food processing technologies (including high power ultrasound, microwave processing, pulsed electric field processing, plasma, UV, pulsed light) and is interested in sustainable solutions and industry 4.0.

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Transforming Food Systems

Hugo de Vries

President of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST), France

Dr Hugo de Vries is member of the INRAE Scientific Directory Team ‘Food, Nutrition and Bioeconomy’, France, with a specific focus on European and Mediterranean Affairs concerning Sustainable Food and Bioeconomy Systems. He is President of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology.

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Transforming Food Systems

Eva Carina Helena Keskitalo

Professor of Political Science, Department of Geography, Umeå University, Sweden

Professor Keskitalo’s research focuses mainly on environmental policy, in particular the development of adaptation to climate change in different national contexts and sectors in Europe.

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Transforming Food Systems

Arya Shalini Subash

Food Engineering and Technology Department at the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India

Dr Shalini S. Arya is currently faculty at Food Engineering and Technology Department Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. She works in the area of Indian traditional foods, in particular cereal based staple foods such as chapatti, phulka, thepla, khakhara, thalipeeth, naan and kulcha.

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Transforming Food Systems

Chibuike Udenigwe

Professor in Food Properties and Nutrient Bioavailability at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Prof Dr Chibuike Udenigwe specializes in food biochemistry. His research takes the chemical sciences approach to explore food and health, food diversification, emerging food technologies, value-added processing, alternative proteins, and plant-based foods.

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Luciana Balboa

Associate Researcher in Infectious Diseases, Institute of Experimental Medicine (Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council – National Academy of Medicine), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luciana works as an Associate Researcher in Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Experimental Medicine (Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council-National Academy of Medicine) in Buenos Aires. She is a founding member of the Young Academy of Argentina.

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mai Tolba

Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Dr. Mai F. Tolba is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She is an affiliate member of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and an associate member of the American association for Cancer research (AACR).

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gagandeep Kang

Professor at the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Prof Dr Gagandeep Kang is a physician scientist working on vaccines and public health, particularly focused on children and enteric infectious disease in India. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society.  

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alma Hernández-Mondragón

Steering Committee member, Latin American Chapter, International Network of Government Scientific Advice (INGSA), GYA member, Mexico

Dr Alma Hernández-Mondragón is a chemist turned Science-Policy Interface Practitioner leading science advising efforts in Mexico. She has experience in the legislative and executive branches, and has coordinated the first program of Science-Policy Interface fellows in the region.

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emilie Karafillakis

European research lead at the Vaccine Confidence Project, UK

Emile Karafillakis has a background in public health, infectious disease control, and health systems and policies research, as well as more than 5 years of experience researching vaccine and health intervention confidence. As a social scientist, she focuses on understanding individual and group beliefs, attitudes and confidence in health intervention.

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Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Justine Germo Nzweundji

Researcher, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, Camaroon

Dr Justine Germo Nzweundji is a plant biotechnologist whose research interest lies in tissue culture of medicinal plants for better domestication and production of secondary metabolites. She is the current President of the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists.

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Improving Trust through Communication

Marcia Barbosa

Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof Dr Marcia Barbosa researches the properties of water and complex fluids. She is an advocate for women in physics and open science, and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

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Improving Trust through Communication

Lisa Herzog

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Lisa Herzog is associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics of the University of Groningen. She studied philosophy, economics, political science and modern history at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Oxford.

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Improving Trust through Communication

Daniel Sarewitz

Professor of Science and Society at Arizona State University, USA

Prof Dr Daniel Sarewitz is interested in relationships among knowledge, technology, uncertainty, disagreement, policy, and social outcomes. He co-founded the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO), and he is editor-in-chief of Issues in Science and Technology, and was a regular columnist for Nature from 2009-2017.

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Improving Trust through Communication

Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Bristol, UK

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. He was an Australian Professorial Fellow from 2007 to 2012, and was awarded a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011.

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Open Science

Tasha Gownaris

Assistant Professor of Marine Ecology, Gettysburg College, USA. Co-lead of the GYA Open Science Working Group

Tasha is an assistant professor of marine ecology at Gettysburg College, where she teaches classes on ecology, fisheries, and oceanography. She is passionate about fostering diversity in STEM and teaching students data literacy skills.

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Open Science

Elizabeth Marincola

Senior Advisor, African Academy of Sciences/AESA Open Science

Elizabeth Marincola is an international leader in science advocacy, open science, research funding, publishing, communications, education and public engagement, with decades of international experience. For the AAS, she founded AAS Open Research, an innovative, immediate, transparent, peer-reviewed publishing platform.

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Open Science

Victoria Tsoukala

Open Research Europe. Directorate General Research & Innovation, European Commission

Victoria Tsoukala is a Policy Officer in the European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation since 2016 in secondment from the National Documentation Centre in Athens, Greece.

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Trust in Climate Science

Antje Boetius

Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research

Prof Dr Antje Boetius is a deep-sea and polar researcher and an expert of marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, deep-sea biology and marine microbial ecology.

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Trust in Climate Science

Leena Srivastava

Deputy Director General for Science at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Dr Leena Srivastava has worked for over three decades on research in the areas of energy, environment, and climate change policies, and is engaged in climate and sustainable development issues in advisory roles in international organizations, research institutions, and the corporate sector.

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Trust in Climate Science

Gerald Haug

President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof Dr Gerald Haug is a paleoclimatologist, marine geologist and paleoceanographer, who studies the
development of the Earth climate over thousands to millions of years to reconstruct past climate conditions.

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Trust in Climate Science

Fernanda Werneck

Researcher at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil

Dr Fernanda Werneck researches evolution, systematics, biogeography and conservation of neotropical herpetofauna, with a focus on open and forest biomes of South America, and the effects of climate change on biodiversity.

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Trust in Climate Science

Leila Niamir

Researcher at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Dr Leila Niamir is a computational economist working on energy and climate change mitigation. Her research focus is on the science-policy-societyinterface, agent-based modelling, behavioural and lifestyle changes, SDGs and wellbeing.

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Trust in Climate Science

Michael Saliba

Director of the Institute for Photovoltaics at Stuttgart University

Prof Dr Michael Saliba is a physicist whose research focuses on a deeper understanding and improvement of optoelectronic properties of emerging solar cell technologies with an emphasis on perovskites for a sustainable energy future.

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