Scientific Committee

The role of the Scientific Committee

    The Scientific Committee is an advisory body of the BBI JU established in accordance with BBI JU Regulation. The Scientific Committee assists the BBI JU in providing scientific advice on the areas of work undertaken by the BBI JU.

    The Scientific Committee has two major tasks:

    a) Advise on the scientific priorities to be addressed in the annual work plans;

    b) Advise on the scientific achievements described in the annual activity report.

    Moreover, the Governing Board can ask the Scientific Committee to provide advice on a specific matter of interest to the BBI JU such as the adjustment of the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA).

    The composition of the Scientific Committee

    Chair
    Kevin O’Connor
    Director
    Bioeconomy Research Centre (UCD)
    Bio

    Vice-Chair
    Johanna Buchert
    Executive Vice-President
    Research Natural Resources Institute, Finland
    Bio

    Vice-Chair
    Lene Lange
    Research Leader
    Head of Enzyme Discovery Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Bio

    Member
    Bruno Jarry
    Vice-President
    French National Academy of Technologies
    Bio

    Member
    Calliope Panoutsou
    Senior Research Fellow
    Imperial College London
    Bio

    Member
    Christian Huyghe
    Scientific Director Agriculture
    INRA-France
    Bio

    Member
    Dagmar Stengel
    Senior Lecturer / Head of Botany and Plant Science
    National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)
    Bio

    Member
    Helena Vieira
    Invited Associated Professor
    Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon
    Bio

    Member
    Joe Gallagher
    Head of Industrial Biotechnology
    Institute Director of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation
    Bio

    Member
    Lígia Rodrigues
    Professor / Assistant professor
    University of Minho, Portugal
    Bio

    Member
    Lígia O. Martins
    Assistant Professor
    Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Bio

    Member
    Mariya Marinova
    Ph.D., P.Eng. Adjunct Professor
    Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    Bio

    Member
    Sigurjon Arason
    Professor / chief engineer
    University of Iceland / Matis ohf.
    Bio

    Member
    Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen
    CEO InvestorNet-Gate2Growth
    Ph.D. / CEO
    Bio

    Member
    Yvonne Van der Meer
    Dr. ir. Associate / Professor
    Maastricht University
    Bio

     


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