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

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

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

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

Director for Science and Transfer of Knowledge at the Secretary for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, 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

Heidi Larson

Founding director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Prof. Heidi J. Larson is an anthropologist and Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project™ (VCP); Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, Dept. Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Clinical Professor, Institute of Health Metrics & Evaluation, University of Washington; and Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security Fellow.

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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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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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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

Elizabeth Marincola

Senior Advisor for Research Communications and Advocacy at the African Academy of Sciences

Marincola is an international leader in science advocacy, open science, research funding, publishing, communications, education and public engagement. She was CEO of the large open access publisher PLOS, after serving on the PLOS board for a decade.

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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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