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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Josef Glössl

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
University Professor
Vienna, Austria
Josef Glössl is Professor emeritus of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria, where he initiated research on Plant Molecular Pharming (PMP), including glyco-engineering of plants, aiming at optimizing plant lines for the production of biologics by PMP for therapeutic use in human. At present, he is part of a founding team for developing an Austrian-based drug development company using PMP as an innovative and versatile manufacturing platform for biologics.
Josef served as Vice President for Research at BOKU from 2010 to 2018. Previously, he was member of the Board and Chair of the Assembly of Delegates of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and founding Vice President and President of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT). He was Deputy Chair of the University Council of the Medical University of Innsbruck and is currently member of the Council for Science and Research of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia. In recent years he was Board member of ICA (Association for European Life Sciences Universities), Chair of the ICA Bioeconomy Committee and Board member of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
Wednesday, September 13

8:45am EDT

5:00pm EDT

Thursday, September 14

8:25am EDT

Friday, September 15

10:00am EDT

Thursday, September 21

9:00am EDT