Keynote Speakers, VIPs and Interview Opportunities

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Date Time Surname Name Role Session title
02-set 11:00 - 11:45 Mantovani Alberto Scientific director, Humanitas institute Immunity, from cancer to COVID-19: Dreams and Challenges
02-set 12:00 - 1:30 Pörtner Hans Otto Alfred-Wegener-Institute
IPCC Co-chair WG2
Climate Change
03-set 10:15 - 11:45 Hartung Thomas Johns Hopkins University, USA COVID-19: Unveiling ground- breaking research on brain impacts & the search for novel, plant-based vaccines 
03-set 10:15 - 11:45 O'Reilly David British American Tobacco
Research Scientist
COVID-19: Unveiling ground- breaking research on brain impacts & the search for novel, plant-based vaccines 
03-set 10:15 - 11:45 Cookson Clive Financial Times, UK COVID-19: Unveiling ground- breaking research on brain impacts & the search for novel, plant-based vaccines 
03-set 14:30 - 16:00 Giacca Mauro King’s College London
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Genomics and Policy
03-set 14:30 - 16:00 Morgante Michele Istituto di Genomica Agraria
Director
Genomics and Policy
03-set 16:15 - 17:00 Sachs Jeffrey Columbia University Sustainability and Science Advice
 
Sustainability 
03-set 17:00 - 17:45 Haug Gerald ETH Zürich
Professor
Science Advice and Science Communication 
04-set 10:15 - 11:00 Pievani Telmo University of Padua
Professor
The Darwinian lesson of COVID19
04-set 11:00 - 11:45 Mattaj Jain EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory Technology transfer & collaboration
04-set 12:00 - 1:30 Močnik Griša Jožef Stefan Institute
Associate professor
Pollution & Cities
04-set 12:00 - 1:30 Lenarčič Matevz Aviation for Science Pollution & Cities
04-set 16:15 - 17:45 Cattaneo Elena Università degli Studi di Milano Stories of science, stem cells and freedom
04-set 17:00 - 17:45 Barish Barry Clark California Institute of Technology Inquiry Based Research: What? Why? And How?
05-set 10.15 - 11.45 Branchesi Marica Gran Sasso Science Institute Into the era of gravitational wave astrophysics
05-set 14:30 - 16:00 Giacca Mauro King’s College London
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Experiences of pandemic crisis surge and research-guided responses
05-set 14:30 - !5:15
15:15 - 16:00
Yonath Ada Weizmann Institute of Science
Director
From basic science to advanced medicine 
06-set 9:15 - 10:00 Bassi Angelo Università di Trieste Quantum Mechanics and the new technological revolution
06-set 10:15 - 11:00 Figalli Alessio ETH Zurich
Professor
Optimal transport, from nature to machine learning
06-set 11:00 - 11:45 Mézard Marc Director of Ecole normale supérieure Recent progress in artificial intelligence: what impact on science and on society? 

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