20 Events not to Miss

Twenty events not to miss if you're a journalist, as picked and highlighted by ESOF2020 Press Office. For more information, check out our full programme.

If you're a journalist and you would like to book an interview with one of our keynote speakers, please contact us at pressoffice@esof.eu with your inquiries. We'll try our best to schedule you accordingly!

Date Time Room Title Speakers
September 2, 2020 10:15 - 11:45 Virtual Room 3 What will the world of research look like in 10 years? Challenges and opportunities of future research ecosystem Federica Rosetta
September 2, 2020 11:00 - 11:45 Auditorium 28H IMMUNITY, FROM CANCER TO COVID-19: DREAMS AND CHALLENGES Alberto Mantovani
September 2, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 Room 28H Climate Change V. Mason-Delmotte,
J. Skea,
H.-O. Portner,
F. Giorgi
September 2, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 Virtual Room 3 EC-REA
CRISPR: What's next?
Frank Buchholz,
Martin Jinek,
Mark Szczelkun,
Konstantina Topouridou,
John van der Oost,
Ino Agrafioti
September 3, 2020 10:15 - 11:45 Room 27A WWTF Fund Vienna
The magic triangle? What Smart Cities try to achieve
Ingrid Wünning Tschol,
Michael Stampfer,
Olga Kordas,
Caroline Paunov,
Frans Anton Vermast
September 3, 2020 10:15 - 11:45 Auditorium 28A COVID-19: Ground-breaking research on brain impacts & the search for novel, plant-based vaccines Thomas Hartung,
David O'Reilly,
David Budtz Pedersen,
Clive Cookson,
Aidan Gilligan
September 3, 2020 4:15 - 5:00 Auditorium 28A Sustainability and science advice Jeffrey Sachs
September 3, 2020 4:15 - 5:45 Virtual Room 3 Can the EU become a hot-shot valley for tech start-ups? (Science|Business) Maryline Fiaschi, Science|Business
Jonathan O'Halloran, Quantum MDx
Nina Kopola, Business Finland
Shiva Dutsdar, EIB
Alice Zagury
September 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 Virtual Room 1 Science Magazine
Going viral? Intentional dispersion of genetically modified viruses outside of contained facilities: are technological advances alone a sufficient explanation?
R. Guy Reeves, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Wayne Sandholtz, University of Southern California
Ed Rybicki, University of Capetown
Brad Wible, Science magazine
Filippa Lentzos, King's College London
Pauline Paterson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
September 4, 2020 8:30 - 10:00 Auditorium 28A If COVID-19 is the 9/11 moment for global public health, what needs to happen next? Clive Cookson,
Aidan Gilligan,
Lidia Brito,
Michinari Hamaguchi,
Richard Horton,
Salim Abdool Karim,
Michel Kazatchkine
September 4, 2020 10:15 - 11:45 Virtual Room 2 ERC - Executive Agency
Anti-cancer immune response "a la carte": Recent advances and future developments of Immunotherapy 
Nadia El Mjiyad, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
Vered Padler-Karavani, Tel Aviv University
Bruno Correia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martijn Verdoes, Radboud University Nijmegen
Silvia Ines Nicolau-Solano, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
September 4, 2020  2:30 - 4:00 Auditorium 28A CERN/
Scientific Infrastructures for peace: from the creation of CERN to the SESAME synchrotron light source in Middle East to the new SEEIIST initiative in South East Europe
Sanja Damjanović,
Rolf-Dieter Heuer,
Herwig Schopper,
Maurizio Vretenar
September 4, 2020 4:15 - 5:45 Virtual Room 2 COST Association
Advancing Health Care with Big data and Machine Learning: Case studies and challenges
Ramneek Gupta, Technical University of Denmark
Marcus Claesson, University College Cork
Fernando Rivadeneira, ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Christian Lambert
Naomi Lee
September 4, 2020 5:00 - 5:45 Auditorium 28A Inquiry Based Research: What? Why? And How? Barry Barish – Nobel Prize
September 4, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 Room 28H ALTEC S.p.A
Exobiology and Solar System Exploration: Habitability on Early Mars and the Search for Biosignatures with the ExoMars Rover
Armando Maria Ciampolini,
Gabriele Beccaria,
Walter Cugno,
Paolo Nespoli,
Jorge Vago
September 5, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 Virtual Room 2 ERC
Re-Thinking Vaccines 
Christine Benn,
Rino Rappuoli,
Jason Reifler,
Giovanni Torrisi,
Klelia Salpea
September 5, 2020 2:30 - 4:00 Room 28H Experiences of pandemic crisis surge and research-guided responses Marco Confalonieri,
Nicolò de Manzini,
Patrick Maxwell,
Sergio Paoletti,
Gerard J. Criner,
Mauro Giacca,
Philippe Buchy
September 5, 2020 3:15 - 4:00 Auditorium 28A The Challenge of Science Ada Yonath - Nobel Prize
September 6, 2020 8:30 - 10:00 Virtual Room 1 MaX/Molinari
Super-computing and the science & technology of the future
Roberto Cingolani,
Erik Lindahl,
Elisa Molinari
September 6, 2020 9:15 - 10:00 Room 28H Quantum Mechanics and the new technological revolution Angelo Bassi

SCIENCE IN THE CITY FESTIVAL
2 September – 10 November 2020 EXHIBIT: CYBORN the dawn of an Artificial World

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