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Adrian J. TIPLADY

Adrian J. TIPLADY

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory
Deputy Managing Director: Strategy & Partnerships

Dr Adrian Tiplady obtained his PhD in radio astronomy, and since 2005 has played a leading role in Africa’s successful bid to co-host the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, and later establishment of the SKA Observatory inter-governmental organisation. He has an extremely diverse range of scientific, technical and strategic expertise – including the protection of radio astronomy from threats of radio interference, establishing a ‘social license to operate’ for research infrastructure, and international cooperation and policy development. He most recently chaired the South African Department of Science and Innovation’s expert task team to develop a National Open Science Policy.

Benoît PIRENNE

Benoît PIRENNE

Ocean Networks Canada
Director

Benoît Pirenne is Ocean Networks Canada’s Director, User Engagement. He joined the University of Victoria in October 2004 to build the Data Management and Archiving System for the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS observatories. The division he directs consists of four departments: Science Services, Applied Science Solutions, the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System — Pacific Regional Association, and the World Data System — International Technology Office. Previously, Benoît spent 18 years at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, Munich, Germany), a leading Organization for astronomical research. At ESO Benoît assumed a number of scientific and technical positions. As Head of the Operations Technical Support Department in this Organization, he was responsible for running the data management and archiving system supporting both ESO's telescopes and the NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope. Benoît earned a B.CSc. from Liège, Belgium, and a M.CSc. from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Bryony BUTLAND

Bryony BUTLAND

UK Research and Innovation
Programme Director

Dr Bryony Butland led the development of the UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure roadmap which set out opportunities for creating a step-change in the next-generation of infrastructure capability in the UK. Since publication in 2018 she has led the development and implementation of a cross organisation prioritisation process for major infrastructure investments. The first projects to be funded were announced in 2021. Alongside this she leads work on the financial sustainability of research for UKRI, most recently focused on responding to COVID19 alongside analysis of longer term economic pressures.

Prior to joining UKRI Bryony spend 15 years as a civil servant in the UK Government where the majority of her roles focused on research policy and the use of research in government. This included work on 4 Government science and innovation strategies; the case for investment in research in UK Government spending reviews; policy for assessing impact of Government investment in research and the setup of Innovate UK, UKRI and the Higher Education and Research Bill. She has also worked on energy strategy, public health policy, for the Government Office for Science's Foresight Programme on childhood obesity and on Civil Contingencies.

Bryony started her career as a researcher completing her PhD in Genetics and a postdoc in a biotech company. She was awarded an OBE for services to science in 2016.

Carlos BATTHYÁNY DIGHIERO

Carlos BATTHYÁNY DIGHIERO

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Executive Director

I am a M.D., PhD. (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) with a postdoctoral degree in pharmacology and chemical biology (Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Upon returning to Uruguay (2007-2013) I began working as co-head of the Analytical Biochemistry and Proteomics Unit, one of the first units to acquire state-of-the-art mass spectrometers in South America. Later, I developed my own laboratory: Lab. of Vascular Biology and Drug Discovery.  The Lab. of Vascular Biology and Drug Discovery has been focused on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertension) as well as in the development of novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of these leading cause of death worldwide. We founded a startup (EOLO Pharma inc., USA) with the aim of being able to take the discoveries from the laboratory to clinical trials in humans.

Cathy FOLEY

Cathy FOLEY

Australian Government
Chief Scientist

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM commenced as Australia’s ninth Chief Scientist in January 2021 after an extensive career at Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO.

Dr Foley is an internationally recognised physicist with major research achievements in superconductors and sensors which lead to the development of the LANDTEM™ sensor system to locate valuable deposits of minerals deep underground, resulting in discoveries and delineation of minerals worth more than $6 billion.

Dr Foley’s scientific excellence and influential leadership have been recognised with numerous awards and fellowships, including election to the Australian Academy of Science in 2020, along with an Order of Australia for service to research science and to the advancement of women in physics. She is also a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (2008) and an honorary Fellow of Australian Institute of Physics (2019).

Dr Foley is an inspiration to women in STEM across the globe and is committed to tackling gender equality and diversity in the science sector to embrace the full human potential of all.

Christine KIRKPATRICK

Christine KIRKPATRICK

San Diego Supercomputer Center
Division Director, Research Data Services

Christine Kirkpatrick leads the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services division, which manages large-scale infrastructure, networking, and services for research projects of regional and national scope. Her research is in data-centric AI, working at the intersection of ML and FAIR, with a focus on making AI more efficient to save on power consumption and 'time to science'. In addition to being PI of the EarthCube Office (ECO), Kirkpatrick founded the US GO FAIR Office, is PI of the West Big Data Innovation Hub, is on the Executive Committee for the Open Storage Network, and Co-PI of the NSF-funded Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research (TGRR) network. She serves as the Secretary General of the International Science Council's Committee on Data (CODATA), co-Chairs the FAIR Digital Object Forum, is on the external Advisory Board for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Nordic, and the National Academies of Sciences’ U.S. National Committee for the Committee on Data.

Daniel STACH

Daniel STACH

Czech TV
Journalist, presenter, science communicator

TV professional, presenter of programmes Hyde Park Civilisation and Veda24 (both concentrated on science) and special broadcasts (concerning e.g. covid pandemic, war in Ukraine, significant scientific discoveries and awards). Interviewer of the most distinguished scientists (31 Nobel Prize laureates, live interview with ISS) in Czech and English. Member of Science department of Czech TV. Moderator of various social events (especially expert conferencies) and sport events (e.g. Prague International Marathon, World Championships and World Cups in slalom kayaking or Mountain Bike). He is married and has a son and a cat called Mr. Rozarka.

Edith HEARD

Edith HEARD

EMBL
Director General

Professor Edith Heard was born in London. She was introduced to biology while taking the Natural Sciences Tripos for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge in the 1980’s. Inspired by her teachers at the time, she switched her focus from physics to biology and graduated in Genetics. Edith then went on to obtain her PhD from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (later Cancer Research UK) at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in London. Thereafter, she spent nine years at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a permanent researcher, before undertaking a one-year sabbatical at Cold Spring Harbor in the USA. In 2001, she set up her own group at the Institut Curie and in 2010 became Director of the Institute’s Genetics and Developmental Biology Unit. Edith was appointed as a Professor of the Collège de France in 2012, holding the Chair of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory. As part of her professorship, Edith continues to give an annual series of public lectures at the Collège de France, choosing a different scientific theme each year. She is also co-chair of the French national programme PAUSE which helps to temporarily host scientists living in geopolitical crisis zones. In January 2019, Edith started as Director General of EMBL.

Franciska DE JONG

Franciska DE JONG

CLARIN ERIC
Executive Director

As of September 2015 Franciska de Jong is full professor of e-Research for the Humanities and executive director of CLARIN ERIC, the governing body of CLARIN which has its statutory seat at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). CLARIN (Common LAnguage Resources and Technology INfrastructure) has the objective is to support scholars in the humanities and social sciences and beyond, by providing seamless access to digital language data and processing tools hosted by a distributed network of certified repositories all across Europe and other continents.

Franciska de Jong studied Dutch language and literature at Utrecht University (UU). She did a PhD in theoretical linguistics and started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research where she worked on machine translation. For 30 years she was a professor of language technology at the computer science department of the University of Twente.

Her main research interests are in the field of text mining, access technology for and spoken audio archives, cross-language retrieval, and e-research at large. She is the coordinator of the UU initiative Driven by Data.

From 2008 till 2016 she was a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and from 2009 till 2019 of the Governing Board of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). Currently she is a board member of the Netherlands eScience Center (since 2014), the NWO Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure (since 2018), and the executive board of ERIC Forum (since 2020).

Gabriela MEJIAS

Gabriela MEJIAS

DataCite
Community Manager

Gabriela Mejias has been working in the field of persistent identifiers and open research infrastructure for the past six years. She's DataCite Community Manager and leads DataCite participation in two European Commission funded projects: FAIR-IMPACT and FAIRCORE4EOSC. In her role, she also contributes to DataCite outreach and collaborates with the broader community. Previously, Gabriela worked at ORCID focusing on community engagement, driving membership and adoption across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and within ORCID consortia. She volunteers across organizations and initiatives to promote openness and inclusion in scholarly communications. She serves in the Board of Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (NDLTD), in the NISO Plus Advisory Committee and NISO Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee. She has a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Gelsomina PAPPALARDO

Gelsomina PAPPALARDO

CNR-IMAA
Director

Dr Pappalardo founded in 2006 the CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO), the only Italian station present in GRUAN (GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network - the climate reference network).

Scientific background in laser spectroscopy. She over 30 years experience in research activity in the field of studying the physical properties of the atmosphere with remote sensing techniques. She coordinated several EU and national research projects, mostly related to Research Infrastructures.

Dr. Pappalardo is the EARLINET (European Aerosol Lidar Network) speaker and co-chair of GALION, the GAW Aerosol Lidar Observation Network.

Dr Pappalardo was the Chair of the ESFRI Strategy Working Group for Environment in the period 2012-2019. She is the Italian delegate in the ESFRI Forum since 2016 and member of the ESFRI Executive Board since 2019. She is the Italian representative of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee for Research Infrastructures and alternate National Representative for the Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” in HORIZON Europe.

Gihan KAMEL

Gihan KAMEL

Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East
Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist / Team Supervisor

Gihan Kamel is the SESAME (Synchrotron Light forExperimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist/Team Supervisor, on leave from the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, where she is a lecturer inbiophysics. Dr Kamel obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, and held a researcher position at the Italian INFN’s Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati from 2014 to 2015. Earlier, in 2007, she was awarded the international Par Own fellowship at the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Crystallography. In 2015, she decided to return to the Middle East to take up the position of the Infrared Beamline Scientist at SESAME, up to date, she is the only woman scientist at the facility. Her main responsibilities involved the beamline construction, and currently she is responsible for optimizing the beamline operation and development, and assisting the beamline’s users from the Middle East and neighboring regions, as well as, from Europe with engagement indifferent national and international projects oncultural heritage, bioarchaeology, life sciences, and biomedicine. Dr Kamel is also involved in the preparatory phases for the establishment of the African Light Source (AfLS). She also organizes workshops and schools at the nationaland international levels to build awareness and highlight special topics linking science to industry and society. She is particularly noted for her lectures on science for peace and science diplomacy, as well as, women in science. She is regularly invited to top-class science-related events worldwide [AAAS, ESOF, WorldScience Forum, World Economic Forum, etc.] and was acknowledged at the International Women’s Day 2017 by the President of the Italian Republic for her engagement as the only woman scientist at SESAME. She is also featured in several interviews and portraits in national and international media channels. In 2020, she was indicated 2020 Laureate of Eureka Prize of the French organization amcsti (The professional network of scientific, technical and industrial cultures).

Ivan BAINES

Ivan BAINES

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Chief Operating Officer

Over the course of a career spanning >30 years working in some of the world’s leading life sciences research institutes, Dr Baines’s speciality is to design, implement and optimize scientific infrastructure and operations to fulfil the maximal potential of the available resources for performing top level research. He has either been fully responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of the institute including construction of the building (Max Planck Florida Institute), or part of the founding team (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden) or guided the process as a consultant (GIGA, Liège; BIOZ/BIOTEC Dresden; BioCity Leipzig; SWC, London) for the establishment of 8 research institutes. Currently, Dr. Baines is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a Board Member of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, where he oversees all daily operations of the institute including managing the scientific core facilities, heading the administration, the technical services, and is responsible for technology transfer and commercialization.

Ivan BARTOŠ

Ivan BARTOŠ

Government of the Czech Republic
Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development

Ivan Bartoš has been a Chairman of the Czech Pirate Party for many years and was one of its founding members in 2009. Since the autumn of 2017, he has been a Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and was re-elected in 2021. He served as a Chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development in the Chamber of Deputies for four years and was active in the field of digitisation as well.

Ivan Bartoš was born in Jablonec nad Nisou in North Bohemia. When he was 17, he left to study in the United States and successfully graduated there. After his return, he passed the Czech school-leaving exams at U Balvanu Grammar School in his hometown. At the age of 19, he began to study at two faculties: Theology at the Hussite Theological Faculty and Information Studies and Librarianship at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. He eventually decided to focus on the Information Studies and obtained a PhD degree. He returned to the U.S. once again during his studies and spent a semester studying Computer Science at the University of New Orleans.

During his professional career, he worked in IT departments in multiple Czech and multinational companies, such as Newton IT, Monster Worldwide, T-Mobile and was at the launch of the Air Jobs recruitment platform.

He is married and has two children. He is fluent in English and gets by in French and Russian.

Jacques DEMOTES

Jacques DEMOTES

ECRIN-ERIC
Director General

Jacques Demotes is the director general of the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN-ERIC) since its creation in 2013. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and overall management of the infrastructure with the support of the ECRIN Management Office (located in Paris, France), the ECRIN European Correspondents (located in each Member / Observer country), and ECRIN’s Scientific Partners (i.e., national networks of clinical trial units).

A neurologist and professor of cell biology, Demotes is a scientific advisor to the biology and health research department at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. While at ECRIN, he has contributed to numerous initiatives and collaborative projects related to multinational clinical trials. In particular, he chaired the working group that drafted the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials.

Prior to ECRIN, he worked as a clinical neurologist and basic neuroscientist, then as director of the clinical investigation centre in Bordeaux.

Demotes received his MD (with a specialisation in neurology), a PhD in neuroscience, a Master of Science (MS) in neuroscience, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in mathematics and computer science from the University of Bordeaux. He also received an MBA from IAE Paris, and completed a training course in science policy with the Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology in Paris.

Jana KOLAR

Jana KOLAR

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
Chair

Dr Kolar is the chair of ESFRI and the Executive Director of CERIC-ERIC, a research infrastructure for characterisation of materials and biomaterials, established by the EC’s implementing decision. She has a broad range of expertise, ranging from policy development and implementation, research and innovation, to entrepreneurship. Among others, she was Director-General of Science in Technology at a ministry in Slovenia, chairman of the Board of Slovenian Technology Agency, a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. She was a member of the High-Level Group of Innovators for a European Innovation Council, that advised the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation and of the ERA Council Forum Austria - a high-level expert body advising the Austrian Minister responsible for Science and Research, for which she was awarded a Golden badge of honour for services to the Republic of Austria. She is currently a Slovenian delegate of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), a member of its Executive Board, and a chair-elect. She is also chairing the Board of the Slovenian Research Agency. She has authored/co-authored several expert reports contracted by the European Commission. Trained as a chemist, she had published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and a European patent.

Johannes GUTLEBER

Johannes GUTLEBER

Directorate Office for Accelerators and Technology, CERN
Future Circular Collider, assistant to the project leader

Johannes Gutleber is in charge of developing strategies and implementation scenarios for future research infrastructure projects at CERN. In particular, he coordinates CERN’s its host states, France and Switzerland. In the frame of this work, Johannes leads socio-economic studies, an integral part of CERN's future project developments, to identify new tools for measuring and optimising the different types of societal benefits that stem from investments in large-scale research infrastructure.

Before the launch of the FCC study in 2014, Johannes conceived and managed the implementation of a number of key systems for the MedAustron particle-accelerator based cancer treatment facility. The project was developed as a cooperation between the Austria and CERN and is considered as an example of knowledge transfer from fundamental scientific research to societal applications.

Before the MedAustron project, between 1997 and 2008 Johannes developed the on-line software systems of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), one of the two large experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This was one of the mission critical subsystems of the experiment that enabled scientists the timely scientific research that led to the quick experimental verification of the Higgs boson.

Johannes Gutleber holds a doctorate degree and a diploma engineer degree from the Technical University Vienna, Austria in technical sciences and in computer science.

Joshua Z. RAPPOPORT

Joshua Z. RAPPOPORT

Boston College
Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations

Dr. Joshua Z. Rappoport received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brown University and then went on to earn a Ph.D. from the Program in Mechanisms of Disease and Therapeutics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Graduate School of Biological Sciences of New York University.

Dr. Rappoport performed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University in New York City in the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics. Subsequently he was recruited as a faculty member in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham in England.

In 2014 Dr. Rappoport returned to the United States to serve as the Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.

In March, 2019, Dr. Rappoport was recruited to Boston College, where he serves as the Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations.  This position in the office of the Vice-Provost for Research focuses upon expanding and improving the shared research resources available to BC faculty, such as core facilities and recharge centers, as well as oversight of the building operations management team for the sciences.

Julia FERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ

Julia FERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ

Core Technologies for Life Sciences
President

Head of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, University of Gothenburg, Node of the National Microscopy (NMI) Infrastructure and Unit of the SciLifeLab Infrastructure in Sweden. Vice-chair of the Panels of Node Board for the Euro-BioImaging ERIC consortium and President of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences Association (CTLS). Graduated (1989) in Biology from the University Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and received her PhD (1996) in Biochemistry from the University of Vigo (Spain). She has a background in Cell and Molecular Biology, and is the main responsible of an open-access Correlative Multimodal Imaging Facility that provides technical and scientific excellence by the integration of multiple imaging technologies, together with image processing and analysis tools in a single core. Main interest is to provide expertise in correlated multimodal imaging workflows, from experimental design to image acquisition and analysis, tailored to various research domains within the Life Sciences.

She has more than 20 years of experience in organization, implementation and management of resercah infrastructures and training activities at the National and International level. She is the scientific coordinator of the NMI, member of the main Board of the Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM) and the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructure (NordForks). On the European landscape, she is also well connected to several other European facilities, through the European Light Microscopy Initiative, ELMI (member of the Steering committee). She is a partner of the EU-funded project RItrainPlus. External Advisor for the Focus Group, Core Facilities & Big Data” at the Alliance4Life. Member of the Czech-BioImaging Advisory Board. Furthermore, she represents Sweden in the Management Committee and is the Coordinator of the Short-Term Scientific Missions of the European COST Action (CA17121)-network in Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences (COMULIS).

Karel LUYBEN

Karel LUYBEN

European Open Science Cloud Association
President

Karel Luyben is Rector Magnificus Emeritus of the Delft University of Technology as of 2018. He was Rector Magnificus of the Delft University of Technology from 2010 till 2018. Before that he served as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences for almost 12 years. In 1983 he was appointed full professor in Biochemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and from there has gained experience in research, starting a SME, research leadership and leading European organisations like the European Federation of Biotechnology, CESAER and now the European Open Science Cloud Association.Presently he is primarily active in the domain of Open Science. He is National Coordinator for Open Science in the Netherlands; Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences; involved with the Open Science Taskforces of CESAER and EUA and since December 2019 he is President of the European Open Science Cloud Association (EOSC-A).Throughout his career, he has provided and continues to provide consultation services to research organisations, industries and governments in the areas of Technology and Strategy & Policy.

Karen PAYNE

Karen PAYNE

World Data System, International Technology Office at the University of Victoria, Canada
Associate Director for International Technology

Dr. Payne is the first Director of the World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO). The WDS is an operational component of the International Science Council. The ITO was created to support WDS members, a consortium of scientific data distribution centers located around the world delivering data for the public good. In this role, Dr. Payne works with partners to build services that contribute to the global open research commons, an ambitious vision of a global set of interoperable resources necessary for data managers, researchers, and policy makers to address societal grand challenges. As part of this work, Dr. Payne co-chairs the Research Data Alliance Global Open Research Commons International Model Working Group. In Dr. Payne’s previous roles she supported the international community involved in disaster relief and recovery activities, providing services to the WFP, UNOCHA, UNSPIDER and UNHCR. Dr. Payne received her PhD, a joint degree in geography and engineering, from the Australian National University, where her work focused on using artificial intelligence techniques to interpret satellite imagery.

Katharina EGGENBERGER

Katharina EGGENBERGER

ETH Zurich
Senior Policy Advisor and Research Manager

Before joining ETH Zurich in 2014, Katharina Eggenberger worked for the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. She contributed to the setting-up of the Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures and oversaw the monitoring of national research infrastructures. At ETH Zurich, she is a member of the Open Science Group and represents ETH Zurich in the General Assembly of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association. In March 2022, Katharina Eggenberger was appointed as CESAER Envoy to the ESFRI Stakeholder Forum.

Lavanya PREMVARDHAN

Lavanya PREMVARDHAN

Institut Curie
Coordinator of the CurieCoreTech

After completing a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, LP continued her research career in biophysics in Europe – first at the Vrije University in the Netherlands, and then at various labs in France, including CEA-Saclay and the SOLEIL Synchrotron. A shift in career to science management followed in the last decade, with a number of years spent managing, and setting up, European projects in the FP7 and H2020 framework programmes. As the coordinator of 19 Core Facilities at Institut Curie’s Research Centre since early 2018, LP has worked towards addressing the needs, and common challenges, of core facilities and research infrastructures, both within Institut Curie, and externally within networks and alliances such as EU-LIFE, Core for Life and CTLS.

Lía Isabel PIETRASANTA

Lía Isabel PIETRASANTA

University of Buenos Aires
Associate Professor

I hold a degree and a PhD in Biochemistry from the National University of the South (Universidad Nacional del Sur, UNS). Then I completed my training with post-doctoral studies in the United States, Germany, and Argentina, installed and formed my research group at the University of Buenos Aires. My research focuses on biophysical aspects of cellular mechanotransduction. To achieve this, the strategy is to combine biophysical techniques including atomic force microscopy, traction force microscopy, and advanced optical microscopy with molecular biology and theoretical modelling.

Coordinator of the Center for Advanced Microscopy, School of Exact and natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (2002-present). Coordinator of the National Microscopy System (SNM, 2011-present). President (2017-2018) and Past President (2018-present) of the Argentinean Biophysical Society (SAB). Member of the Argentinean Society of Microscopy (SAMIC, 2008-present). Member of the Argentinean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SAIB, 2007-present). Member of the Scientific Council of the Argentine-German University Center (CUAA-DAHZ, 2018-present). Member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Bioimaging (LABI, 2021-present).

Marialuisa LAVITRANO

Marialuisa LAVITRANO

BBMRI.it
Director

Marialuisa Lavitrano is full professor of Pathology, director of Molecular Medicine Unit and of the Executive Masters’ in Management of Research Infrastructures at Milano-Bicocca University. As vice-rector for International Affairs [2006-2013], she was responsible for the international teaching and research activities and coordinated Faculty, Staff and Students training and mobility. Prof. Lavitrano is member of Research and Health Ministries joint Commission for strategic planning.

Over the years, she contributed to the international strategies of the Ministries of Research and of Health and coordinated the Italian participation in the BioMedical Sciences ESFRI roadmap. Prof. Lavitrano participated in the preparatory phase of BBMRI, ECRIN and EATRIS as Italian Member State representative and in 2013 she was appointed BBMRI.it (Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure - Italy) Node-Director. Prof. Lavitrano has a long-standing experience in managing R&D projects with leading roles in 11 European funded projects within H2020 and Horizon programs, 9 of which related to research infrastructures. Prof. Lavitrano is the coordinator in the H2020 RItrainPlus project, GA: 101008503.  Moreover, she is interested in the bioethical aspects of science and research and participated at Bio-ethic Commissions of the Council of Europe, of the Vatican, and of the Italian government. In December 2020 prof. Lavitrano has been elected in the board of eight directors of the EOSC Association and has been nominated vice-president.

Nicolaus HANOWSKI

Nicolaus HANOWSKI

European Space Agency, Earth Observation and Missions Management & Ground Segments
Department Head

Nicolaus Hanowski holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences. He started as a researcher in the US and then transferred to Mission Operations at the German Space Operations Centre. In 2009 he joined ESA and became responsible for the development of Science Ground Segments for missions, such Rosetta, Gaia, JWST, Solar Orbiter and Euclid in the Science Directorate. Since 2014 he is responsible for the Operations and Ground Segments of the ESA Earth Observation Missions and the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the corresponding data management aspects at ESA. He is coordinating the Copernicus Long Term Scenario of Copernicus and the Destination Earth activities within ESA.

Obed M. OGEGA

Obed M. OGEGA

African Academy of Sciences
Programme Manager

Obed Ogega, PhD is a climate scientist and program management specialist focused on research capacity strengthening for development in response to Africa’s developmental needs and priorities. Dr. Ogega is a Programmes Manager at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) leading a team that is working towards the creation of a critical mass of emerging, and established, research leaders that will deliver the ‘Africa We Want’ as envisioned in Africa’s Agenda 2063. One of the programmes under his docket is the African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence through which 44 research groups in 38 countries across Africa are supported to implement cutting-edge research.

Before joining the AAS, Dr. Ogega worked with CORDIO East Africa and the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi in various capacities. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (Climate Change & Sustainability) and is well-published in the area of climate science and its application to agriculture and health. His research is currently focused on intraseasonal climate change and variability in East Africa with a specific interest in extreme event detection, attribution, and projection.

Pierre DELSAUX

Pierre DELSAUX

European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority
Director General

Pierre Delsaux is Director-General to the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (DG HERA). After studying Law at the University of Liège, he obtained his Master of Law at the Northwestern University, Chicago. He was Legal Secretary at the European Court of Justice.  He worked in the private sector before joining the European Commission in 1991.  He started his career within the European Commission in the Directorate General for Competition.  In 2007, he was appointed Director responsible for regulating the financial services.  In 2011, he was appointed Deputy Director General with responsibilities for the Single Market in the EU. From November 2015, he was in charge of Space Policy and Defence.  On 01/01/2020 he was appointed Deputy Director General at the European Commission Directorate General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS). On 1st December 2021, he joined the Directorate General for Health (DG SANTE).

Pierre NORMAND

Pierre NORMAND

Canada Foundation for Innovation
Vice-President, External Relations and Communications

As Vice-President of External Relations and Communications, Pierre Normand is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in all sectors, as well as providing management and direction to the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s communications and government relations activities. He provides the vision and leadership necessary to project a vibrant corporate image and uphold the organization’s strategic positioning in the public environment.

For most of his career, Mr. Normand has worked in management, communications and external relations for university research, innovation and post-secondary education organizations. Prior to joining the CFI, Mr. Normand held the position of Director of Communications at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences where he was responsible for providing advice on governance and organizational issues, policy, and government relations.

As a business owner — Normand Communications — from 1997 to 2008, he provided strategic advice and communications services to leading national organizations, including the CFI, the Networks of Centres of Excellence, Library and Archives Canada, and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

From 1988 to 1997, he served as the Chief of Communications at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Mr. Normand is a graduate of Université Laval, in Quebec City (Canada), in political science and communications.

Roberta MARINELLI

Roberta MARINELLI

National Science Foundation
Director, Office of Polar Programs

Dr. Roberta Marinelli is Director of the Office of Polar Programs at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).  In this role, she oversees the portfolio of NSF’s science and infrastructure investments in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean that enable discovery and innovation in polar regions.  Dr. Marinelli works closely with federal agency partners in development of policies that support polar research, exploration, and conservation from a global perspective.  Prior joining NSF, Dr. Marinelli was the Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), where she oversaw major research projects, large facilities, and undergraduate and graduate academic programs that span the ocean, the earth system and the human dimension.  

Dr. Marinelli also was the Executive Director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California, an endowed position that included oversight of the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, and development of interdisciplinary research programs to advance sustainability. She received her A. B. in Environmental Studies from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Her field of research is biological oceanography, with an emphasis on understanding seafloor biology and geochemistry.

Rosario DURÁN

Rosario DURÁN

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Head of Technological Unit

An important contribution of my work has been the incorporation of mass spectrometry for macromolecules into our local academy, bringing entirely new analytical capabilities for comprehensive high-throughput quantitative proteomic analysis.  I have participated in the installation of the first national Biological Mass Spectrometry Service in 2000 located at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE), Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay. Until 2006 I have been the operational manager of this service. I have co-founded the Analytical Biochemistry and Proteomics Unit, IIBCE & Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (2007) where I have worked first as Associate Researcher and as Head of the Unit since 2012.  Our Unit is a research-oriented core facility that conducts and supports biomedical research based on mass spectrometry and proteomics. Participation in multidisciplinary research teams to provide scientific assistance and access to analytical tools is one of our main objectives. We have also made a long-term effort to provide training  and to contribute to local and regional educational programs in this area. The array of strategies and technologies in proteomics is rapidly expanding,  thus keeping updated in terms of equipment and trained human resources is a major current challenge.

Roseann O´REILLY RUNTE

Roseann O´REILLY RUNTE

Canada Foundation for Innovation
President and CEO

On August 1, 2017, Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte became the fifth President and CEO of the CFI. Dr. Runte has previously served as President and Vice-Chancellor at Carleton University, President of l’Université Sainte-Anne, Principal of Glendon College, President of Victoria University and of Old Dominion University.

She graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude in French from the State University of New York and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is the author of numerous scholarly works in the fields of French, comparative literature, economic and cultural development. She is a creative writer and has received a poetry prize from the Académie française.

Dr. Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, and is Commander of the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium and Officer in the Order of the Academic Palmes of the French Republic, along with several prizes for her work on the environment, and for community and national service. She also holds a number of honorary degrees.

Dr. Runte has served on numerous boards and commissions in Canada and the United States, including serving as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, President of the Humanities Federation of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for International Training, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Gardiner Museum, member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Advisory Board of SunGard SGT, the non-profit LifeNet Health Board, the Ontario Quebec Private Sector Advisory Committee, the National Bank of Canada, and the Executive of the Royal Society. She currently chairs the Board of Fulbright Canada-U.S. and is a member of the executive committee of the World University Service of Canada. She is a member of both the European and the World Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Rosie HICKS

Rosie HICKS

Australian Research Data Commons
Chief Executive Officer

Rosie Hicks is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is a sector-wide initiative enabled by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data. The ARDC’s mission is to accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. Rosie has expertise and extensive knowledge of the Australian research infrastructure sector, and leadership experience as the former CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Her career, spanning Japan, UK and Australia, includes every aspect of scientific instrumentation from product development and technical marketing to the management of multi-user facilities, working in environments that cross academic and industry domains.

Simon HODSON

Simon HODSON

CODATA
Executive Director

Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013.

Simon is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He has contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World.  He chaired the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data which produced the report Turning FAIR into Reality (https://doi.org/10.2777/1524). He was also vice-chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee, with an influential role in drafting the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which was adopted in November 2021.

Simon is now coordinator of the European Commission Funded Project ‘WorldFAIR’ which will prepare a set of recommendations for domain and cross-domain interoperability and a framework for FAIR assessment on the basis of close cooperation with a set of eleven international case studies. He is also a member of the EOSC Semantic Interoperability Task Force.

As a significant part of his CODATA role, Simon is tasked with preparing a major ISC and CODATA Decadal Programme on ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’, which will improve the coordination of specifications for data integration and interoperability for interdisciplinary research.  Simon also contributes to the coordination of the CODATA Data Policy Committee.

Sun Kun OH

Sun Kun OH

Konkuk University
Emeritus Professor of Physics

His major field is high-energy physics. He has been from 2009 to 2017 in the ALICE collaboration for the LHC experiment at CERN. He serves as a consultant for Center for Underground Physics (CUP) at Institute of Basic Science (IBS), an experimental facility for astro-particle physics.

He has been the Korean delegate to Global Science Forum (GSF) since 2000 up to present, including five years of the GSF bureau members between 2017 and 2022. He has been participated in several GSF agenda on research infrastructure issues such as “Optimising the operation and use of national research infrastructures,” “Reference framework for assessing the scientific and socio-economic impact of research infrastructure,” and “Digital platforms for facilitating access to research infrastructures,” some years ago. He has attended the ICRI 2018 which was held in Vienna, Austria.

He will describe briefly on how the concept of research infrastructure has been incorporated with the S&T policy in Korea. The research infrastructure, both national and international, is essential for a medium-sized country like Korea to level up the national S&T competitive power. Thus, Korea has established a national platform for optimal operation of research infrastructure scattered within the country. It has also encouraged Korean researchers to participate in the big international research projects, either in-kind or via collaboration. A typical example might be ITER. Korean government is aware of the economic impact of ITER, that the project has indeed created new jobs, expanded industries, and induced relevant technical innovations.

Susie ROBINSON

Susie ROBINSON

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
Executive Director

Dr Susie Robinson leads the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF), a world-class research and innovation facility underpinning new developments in plant phenomics, to accelerate the development of new and improved crops, novel medicines, healthier food and more sustainable agricultural practice.

Prior to this, Susie was CEO of Higher Education Consulting Group, a specialist strategy consultancy, servicing the university, research and innovation sector, and was formerly Director, International and Industry Engagement for the Australian Technology Network of Universities. This is in addition to senior and executive roles in the UK and South Australian Governments in the portfolios of innovation, research, higher education, treasury and finance, and public sector performance.

Susie’s corporate governance experience includes Board roles with a major Australian zoo, disability service providers and educational institutions, including the Governing Council of the University of Adelaide. Trained in the sciences and business management, she holds a PhD from Cambridge University, UK. In her spare time, she is a keen accordionist.

Suzanne DUMOUCHEL

Suzanne DUMOUCHEL

OPERAS
Partnerships Coordinator

Suzanne Dumouchel, PhD in French literature, is a research engineer at the CNRS. She works in the Huma-Num unit, an infrastructure for digital humanities. She leads the European project TRIPLE which aims to develop a platform for data discovery, research projects and researchers in SSH. She is co-coordinator of the European research infrastructure OPERAS, dedicated to open access scholarly communication in the field of SSH. Member of the EOSC Board of Directors for 3 years, she is strongly committed to the Open Science movement. She is interested, among others, in research infrastructures, innovative technologies such as the blockchain, in questions and issues related to citizen science, or in the epistemology of digital humanities.

Tanja NINKOVIĆ

Tanja NINKOVIĆ

EMBL
Program manager of the ARISE training program

Tanja Ninkovic is an infrastructure and training enthusiast committed to strengthening open and collaborative life sciences culture. She is the manager of the ARISE program at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL. The program is training scientists for their future careers in RI. With other EMBL colleagues and over 40 ARISE partners, Tanja developed the first comprehensive training curricula for education of future experts for RIs. She described the competencies you need to be successful RI Scientist, and mapped the roles and career progression paths in the life science research infrastructures. She believes that it is the structure and expertise that makes the infrastructure strong.

Tanja started her journey in the infrastructure world 10 years ago, working in the team that led Euro-BioImaging from ESFRI project to ERIC status. She was also responsible for the coordination of different European infrastructure activities at EMBL, including participation in INFRAIA programs and Instruct-ERIC, where she is a member of the Training committee.

During her research years Tanja was a regular user of the core facilities, and worked with physicists and chemists on novel technology developments at Imperial College before she fully moved to infrastructure and training management. She loves infrastructures because they strengthen collaborations in science, making life of the scientists better and speed of discovery faster.

Udunna ANAZODO

Udunna ANAZODO

Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor

Dr Anazodo completed her doctoral training in Medical Biophysics at Western University in London, Canada and was a MITACS Accelerate Fellow at The Lawson Health Research Institute. She leads the Multimodal Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (MiND) Lab at The Montreal Neurological Institute where her group develops PET and MRI biomedical imaging techniques for quantitative neuroimaging. Dr Anazodo is very passionate about improving access to diagnostic imaging with focus on population and global health. She is the founder and Chair of the Consortium for Advancement of MRI Education and Research in Africa (CAMERA), a global network of MRI experts working to establish sustainable access to high-value MRI in Africa through local capacity building.

Yasuhiro MURYAMA

Yasuhiro MURYAMA

NICT Knowledge Hub, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Research Executive Director

Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama is a Research Executive Director at NICT Knowledge Hub of NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan), recently working on Open Science and research data sharing works, with background of atmospheric science and space physics. He is also a Member of Science Council of Japan, as well as is serving as a co-chair of G7 Open Science Working Group (WG established by G7 Science Ministers' Meeting 2016), Antarctic Observation Deliberation Committee at National Institute of Polar Research, and Board member of Japan Geoscience Union. Also, he served as a Visiting Professor at Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere of Kyoto University in 2013-2014, ex officio of ISC (Intl. Science Council)-World Data System (WDS) Scientific Committee in 2012-2021, member of Expert Panel of Open Science Promotion at Cabinet Office of Japan 2014-present, OECD/GSF-WDS Working Group of International Coordination of Data Infrastructures for Open Science (2016-2017), and High-Level Expert Group of European Open Science Cloud of European Commission (2015-2017). He was awarded by Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1993.

York SURE-VETTER

York SURE-VETTER

NFDI (German National Research Data Infrastructure)
Director

Prof. Dr York Sure-Vetter, professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), was appointed Director of NFDI (German National Research Data Infrastructure) on 1 March 2020. He has established research experience in artificial intelligence and data science. His career has taken him to various stations in the science system and also to the private sector. Between 2009 and 2015, he was President of GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the largest German research infrastructure for social sciences. At the same time, he held a professorship first at the University of Koblenz-Landau and then at the University of Mannheim. In 2015, he followed the call to the Institute for Applied Informatics and Format Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he taught and researched as a professor. He was also director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) of the KIT and at the FZI Research Centre for Information Technology.

Udunna ANAZODO
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Udunna ANAZODO

Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor

Dr Anazodo completed her doctoral training in Medical Biophysics at Western University in London, Canada and was a MITACS Accelerate Fellow at The Lawson Health Research Institute. She leads the Multimodal Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (MiND) Lab at The Montreal Neurological Institute where her group develops PET and MRI biomedical imaging techniques for quantitative neuroimaging. Dr Anazodo is very passionate about improving access to diagnostic imaging with focus on population and global health. She is the founder and Chair of the Consortium for Advancement of MRI Education and Research in Africa (CAMERA), a global network of MRI experts working to establish sustainable access to high-value MRI in Africa through local capacity building.

Ivan BAINES
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Ivan BAINES

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Chief Operating Officer

Over the course of a career spanning >30 years working in some of the world’s leading life sciences research institutes, Dr Baines’s speciality is to design, implement and optimize scientific infrastructure and operations to fulfil the maximal potential of the available resources for performing top level research. He has either been fully responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of the institute including construction of the building (Max Planck Florida Institute), or part of the founding team (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden) or guided the process as a consultant (GIGA, Liège; BIOZ/BIOTEC Dresden; BioCity Leipzig; SWC, London) for the establishment of 8 research institutes. Currently, Dr. Baines is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a Board Member of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, where he oversees all daily operations of the institute including managing the scientific core facilities, heading the administration, the technical services, and is responsible for technology transfer and commercialization.

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Ivan BARTOŠ

Government of the Czech Republic
Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development

Ivan Bartoš has been a Chairman of the Czech Pirate Party for many years and was one of its founding members in 2009. Since the autumn of 2017, he has been a Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and was re-elected in 2021. He served as a Chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development in the Chamber of Deputies for four years and was active in the field of digitisation as well.

Ivan Bartoš was born in Jablonec nad Nisou in North Bohemia. When he was 17, he left to study in the United States and successfully graduated there. After his return, he passed the Czech school-leaving exams at U Balvanu Grammar School in his hometown. At the age of 19, he began to study at two faculties: Theology at the Hussite Theological Faculty and Information Studies and Librarianship at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. He eventually decided to focus on the Information Studies and obtained a PhD degree. He returned to the U.S. once again during his studies and spent a semester studying Computer Science at the University of New Orleans.

During his professional career, he worked in IT departments in multiple Czech and multinational companies, such as Newton IT, Monster Worldwide, T-Mobile and was at the launch of the Air Jobs recruitment platform.

He is married and has two children. He is fluent in English and gets by in French and Russian.

Carlos BATTHYÁNY DIGHIERO
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Carlos BATTHYÁNY DIGHIERO

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Executive Director

I am a M.D., PhD. (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) with a postdoctoral degree in pharmacology and chemical biology (Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Upon returning to Uruguay (2007-2013) I began working as co-head of the Analytical Biochemistry and Proteomics Unit, one of the first units to acquire state-of-the-art mass spectrometers in South America. Later, I developed my own laboratory: Lab. of Vascular Biology and Drug Discovery.  The Lab. of Vascular Biology and Drug Discovery has been focused on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertension) as well as in the development of novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of these leading cause of death worldwide. We founded a startup (EOLO Pharma inc., USA) with the aim of being able to take the discoveries from the laboratory to clinical trials in humans.

Bryony BUTLAND
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Bryony BUTLAND

UK Research and Innovation
Programme Director

Dr Bryony Butland led the development of the UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure roadmap which set out opportunities for creating a step-change in the next-generation of infrastructure capability in the UK. Since publication in 2018 she has led the development and implementation of a cross organisation prioritisation process for major infrastructure investments. The first projects to be funded were announced in 2021. Alongside this she leads work on the financial sustainability of research for UKRI, most recently focused on responding to COVID19 alongside analysis of longer term economic pressures.

Prior to joining UKRI Bryony spend 15 years as a civil servant in the UK Government where the majority of her roles focused on research policy and the use of research in government. This included work on 4 Government science and innovation strategies; the case for investment in research in UK Government spending reviews; policy for assessing impact of Government investment in research and the setup of Innovate UK, UKRI and the Higher Education and Research Bill. She has also worked on energy strategy, public health policy, for the Government Office for Science's Foresight Programme on childhood obesity and on Civil Contingencies.

Bryony started her career as a researcher completing her PhD in Genetics and a postdoc in a biotech company. She was awarded an OBE for services to science in 2016.

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Franciska DE JONG

CLARIN ERIC
Executive Director

As of September 2015 Franciska de Jong is full professor of e-Research for the Humanities and executive director of CLARIN ERIC, the governing body of CLARIN which has its statutory seat at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). CLARIN (Common LAnguage Resources and Technology INfrastructure) has the objective is to support scholars in the humanities and social sciences and beyond, by providing seamless access to digital language data and processing tools hosted by a distributed network of certified repositories all across Europe and other continents.

Franciska de Jong studied Dutch language and literature at Utrecht University (UU). She did a PhD in theoretical linguistics and started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research where she worked on machine translation. For 30 years she was a professor of language technology at the computer science department of the University of Twente.

Her main research interests are in the field of text mining, access technology for and spoken audio archives, cross-language retrieval, and e-research at large. She is the coordinator of the UU initiative Driven by Data.

From 2008 till 2016 she was a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and from 2009 till 2019 of the Governing Board of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). Currently she is a board member of the Netherlands eScience Center (since 2014), the NWO Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure (since 2018), and the executive board of ERIC Forum (since 2020).

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Pierre DELSAUX

European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority
Director General

Pierre Delsaux is Director-General to the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (DG HERA). After studying Law at the University of Liège, he obtained his Master of Law at the Northwestern University, Chicago. He was Legal Secretary at the European Court of Justice.  He worked in the private sector before joining the European Commission in 1991.  He started his career within the European Commission in the Directorate General for Competition.  In 2007, he was appointed Director responsible for regulating the financial services.  In 2011, he was appointed Deputy Director General with responsibilities for the Single Market in the EU. From November 2015, he was in charge of Space Policy and Defence.  On 01/01/2020 he was appointed Deputy Director General at the European Commission Directorate General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS). On 1st December 2021, he joined the Directorate General for Health (DG SANTE).

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Jacques DEMOTES

ECRIN-ERIC
Director General

Jacques Demotes is the director general of the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN-ERIC) since its creation in 2013. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and overall management of the infrastructure with the support of the ECRIN Management Office (located in Paris, France), the ECRIN European Correspondents (located in each Member / Observer country), and ECRIN’s Scientific Partners (i.e., national networks of clinical trial units).

A neurologist and professor of cell biology, Demotes is a scientific advisor to the biology and health research department at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. While at ECRIN, he has contributed to numerous initiatives and collaborative projects related to multinational clinical trials. In particular, he chaired the working group that drafted the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials.

Prior to ECRIN, he worked as a clinical neurologist and basic neuroscientist, then as director of the clinical investigation centre in Bordeaux.

Demotes received his MD (with a specialisation in neurology), a PhD in neuroscience, a Master of Science (MS) in neuroscience, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in mathematics and computer science from the University of Bordeaux. He also received an MBA from IAE Paris, and completed a training course in science policy with the Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology in Paris.

Suzanne DUMOUCHEL
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Suzanne DUMOUCHEL

OPERAS
Partnerships Coordinator

Suzanne Dumouchel, PhD in French literature, is a research engineer at the CNRS. She works in the Huma-Num unit, an infrastructure for digital humanities. She leads the European project TRIPLE which aims to develop a platform for data discovery, research projects and researchers in SSH. She is co-coordinator of the European research infrastructure OPERAS, dedicated to open access scholarly communication in the field of SSH. Member of the EOSC Board of Directors for 3 years, she is strongly committed to the Open Science movement. She is interested, among others, in research infrastructures, innovative technologies such as the blockchain, in questions and issues related to citizen science, or in the epistemology of digital humanities.

Rosario DURÁN
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Rosario DURÁN

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Head of Technological Unit

An important contribution of my work has been the incorporation of mass spectrometry for macromolecules into our local academy, bringing entirely new analytical capabilities for comprehensive high-throughput quantitative proteomic analysis.  I have participated in the installation of the first national Biological Mass Spectrometry Service in 2000 located at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE), Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay. Until 2006 I have been the operational manager of this service. I have co-founded the Analytical Biochemistry and Proteomics Unit, IIBCE & Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (2007) where I have worked first as Associate Researcher and as Head of the Unit since 2012.  Our Unit is a research-oriented core facility that conducts and supports biomedical research based on mass spectrometry and proteomics. Participation in multidisciplinary research teams to provide scientific assistance and access to analytical tools is one of our main objectives. We have also made a long-term effort to provide training  and to contribute to local and regional educational programs in this area. The array of strategies and technologies in proteomics is rapidly expanding,  thus keeping updated in terms of equipment and trained human resources is a major current challenge.

Katharina EGGENBERGER
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Katharina EGGENBERGER

ETH Zurich
Senior Policy Advisor and Research Manager

Before joining ETH Zurich in 2014, Katharina Eggenberger worked for the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. She contributed to the setting-up of the Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures and oversaw the monitoring of national research infrastructures. At ETH Zurich, she is a member of the Open Science Group and represents ETH Zurich in the General Assembly of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association. In March 2022, Katharina Eggenberger was appointed as CESAER Envoy to the ESFRI Stakeholder Forum.

Julia FERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ
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Julia FERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ

Core Technologies for Life Sciences
President

Head of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, University of Gothenburg, Node of the National Microscopy (NMI) Infrastructure and Unit of the SciLifeLab Infrastructure in Sweden. Vice-chair of the Panels of Node Board for the Euro-BioImaging ERIC consortium and President of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences Association (CTLS). Graduated (1989) in Biology from the University Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and received her PhD (1996) in Biochemistry from the University of Vigo (Spain). She has a background in Cell and Molecular Biology, and is the main responsible of an open-access Correlative Multimodal Imaging Facility that provides technical and scientific excellence by the integration of multiple imaging technologies, together with image processing and analysis tools in a single core. Main interest is to provide expertise in correlated multimodal imaging workflows, from experimental design to image acquisition and analysis, tailored to various research domains within the Life Sciences.

She has more than 20 years of experience in organization, implementation and management of resercah infrastructures and training activities at the National and International level. She is the scientific coordinator of the NMI, member of the main Board of the Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM) and the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructure (NordForks). On the European landscape, she is also well connected to several other European facilities, through the European Light Microscopy Initiative, ELMI (member of the Steering committee). She is a partner of the EU-funded project RItrainPlus. External Advisor for the Focus Group, Core Facilities & Big Data” at the Alliance4Life. Member of the Czech-BioImaging Advisory Board. Furthermore, she represents Sweden in the Management Committee and is the Coordinator of the Short-Term Scientific Missions of the European COST Action (CA17121)-network in Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences (COMULIS).

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Cathy FOLEY

Australian Government
Chief Scientist

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM commenced as Australia’s ninth Chief Scientist in January 2021 after an extensive career at Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO.

Dr Foley is an internationally recognised physicist with major research achievements in superconductors and sensors which lead to the development of the LANDTEM™ sensor system to locate valuable deposits of minerals deep underground, resulting in discoveries and delineation of minerals worth more than $6 billion.

Dr Foley’s scientific excellence and influential leadership have been recognised with numerous awards and fellowships, including election to the Australian Academy of Science in 2020, along with an Order of Australia for service to research science and to the advancement of women in physics. She is also a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (2008) and an honorary Fellow of Australian Institute of Physics (2019).

Dr Foley is an inspiration to women in STEM across the globe and is committed to tackling gender equality and diversity in the science sector to embrace the full human potential of all.

Johannes GUTLEBER
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Johannes GUTLEBER

Directorate Office for Accelerators and Technology, CERN
Future Circular Collider, assistant to the project leader

Johannes Gutleber is in charge of developing strategies and implementation scenarios for future research infrastructure projects at CERN. In particular, he coordinates CERN’s its host states, France and Switzerland. In the frame of this work, Johannes leads socio-economic studies, an integral part of CERN's future project developments, to identify new tools for measuring and optimising the different types of societal benefits that stem from investments in large-scale research infrastructure.

Before the launch of the FCC study in 2014, Johannes conceived and managed the implementation of a number of key systems for the MedAustron particle-accelerator based cancer treatment facility. The project was developed as a cooperation between the Austria and CERN and is considered as an example of knowledge transfer from fundamental scientific research to societal applications.

Before the MedAustron project, between 1997 and 2008 Johannes developed the on-line software systems of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), one of the two large experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This was one of the mission critical subsystems of the experiment that enabled scientists the timely scientific research that led to the quick experimental verification of the Higgs boson.

Johannes Gutleber holds a doctorate degree and a diploma engineer degree from the Technical University Vienna, Austria in technical sciences and in computer science.

Nicolaus HANOWSKI
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Nicolaus HANOWSKI

European Space Agency, Earth Observation and Missions Management & Ground Segments
Department Head

Nicolaus Hanowski holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences. He started as a researcher in the US and then transferred to Mission Operations at the German Space Operations Centre. In 2009 he joined ESA and became responsible for the development of Science Ground Segments for missions, such Rosetta, Gaia, JWST, Solar Orbiter and Euclid in the Science Directorate. Since 2014 he is responsible for the Operations and Ground Segments of the ESA Earth Observation Missions and the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the corresponding data management aspects at ESA. He is coordinating the Copernicus Long Term Scenario of Copernicus and the Destination Earth activities within ESA.

Edith HEARD
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Edith HEARD

EMBL
Director General

Professor Edith Heard was born in London. She was introduced to biology while taking the Natural Sciences Tripos for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge in the 1980’s. Inspired by her teachers at the time, she switched her focus from physics to biology and graduated in Genetics. Edith then went on to obtain her PhD from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (later Cancer Research UK) at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in London. Thereafter, she spent nine years at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a permanent researcher, before undertaking a one-year sabbatical at Cold Spring Harbor in the USA. In 2001, she set up her own group at the Institut Curie and in 2010 became Director of the Institute’s Genetics and Developmental Biology Unit. Edith was appointed as a Professor of the Collège de France in 2012, holding the Chair of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory. As part of her professorship, Edith continues to give an annual series of public lectures at the Collège de France, choosing a different scientific theme each year. She is also co-chair of the French national programme PAUSE which helps to temporarily host scientists living in geopolitical crisis zones. In January 2019, Edith started as Director General of EMBL.

Rosie HICKS
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Rosie HICKS

Australian Research Data Commons
Chief Executive Officer

Rosie Hicks is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is a sector-wide initiative enabled by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data. The ARDC’s mission is to accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. Rosie has expertise and extensive knowledge of the Australian research infrastructure sector, and leadership experience as the former CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Her career, spanning Japan, UK and Australia, includes every aspect of scientific instrumentation from product development and technical marketing to the management of multi-user facilities, working in environments that cross academic and industry domains.

Simon HODSON
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Simon HODSON

CODATA
Executive Director

Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013.

Simon is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He has contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World.  He chaired the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data which produced the report Turning FAIR into Reality (https://doi.org/10.2777/1524). He was also vice-chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee, with an influential role in drafting the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which was adopted in November 2021.

Simon is now coordinator of the European Commission Funded Project ‘WorldFAIR’ which will prepare a set of recommendations for domain and cross-domain interoperability and a framework for FAIR assessment on the basis of close cooperation with a set of eleven international case studies. He is also a member of the EOSC Semantic Interoperability Task Force.

As a significant part of his CODATA role, Simon is tasked with preparing a major ISC and CODATA Decadal Programme on ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’, which will improve the coordination of specifications for data integration and interoperability for interdisciplinary research.  Simon also contributes to the coordination of the CODATA Data Policy Committee.

Gihan KAMEL
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Gihan KAMEL

Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East
Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist / Team Supervisor

Gihan Kamel is the SESAME (Synchrotron Light forExperimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist/Team Supervisor, on leave from the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, where she is a lecturer inbiophysics. Dr Kamel obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, and held a researcher position at the Italian INFN’s Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati from 2014 to 2015. Earlier, in 2007, she was awarded the international Par Own fellowship at the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Crystallography. In 2015, she decided to return to the Middle East to take up the position of the Infrared Beamline Scientist at SESAME, up to date, she is the only woman scientist at the facility. Her main responsibilities involved the beamline construction, and currently she is responsible for optimizing the beamline operation and development, and assisting the beamline’s users from the Middle East and neighboring regions, as well as, from Europe with engagement indifferent national and international projects oncultural heritage, bioarchaeology, life sciences, and biomedicine. Dr Kamel is also involved in the preparatory phases for the establishment of the African Light Source (AfLS). She also organizes workshops and schools at the nationaland international levels to build awareness and highlight special topics linking science to industry and society. She is particularly noted for her lectures on science for peace and science diplomacy, as well as, women in science. She is regularly invited to top-class science-related events worldwide [AAAS, ESOF, WorldScience Forum, World Economic Forum, etc.] and was acknowledged at the International Women’s Day 2017 by the President of the Italian Republic for her engagement as the only woman scientist at SESAME. She is also featured in several interviews and portraits in national and international media channels. In 2020, she was indicated 2020 Laureate of Eureka Prize of the French organization amcsti (The professional network of scientific, technical and industrial cultures).

Christine KIRKPATRICK
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Christine KIRKPATRICK

San Diego Supercomputer Center
Division Director, Research Data Services

Christine Kirkpatrick leads the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services division, which manages large-scale infrastructure, networking, and services for research projects of regional and national scope. Her research is in data-centric AI, working at the intersection of ML and FAIR, with a focus on making AI more efficient to save on power consumption and 'time to science'. In addition to being PI of the EarthCube Office (ECO), Kirkpatrick founded the US GO FAIR Office, is PI of the West Big Data Innovation Hub, is on the Executive Committee for the Open Storage Network, and Co-PI of the NSF-funded Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research (TGRR) network. She serves as the Secretary General of the International Science Council's Committee on Data (CODATA), co-Chairs the FAIR Digital Object Forum, is on the external Advisory Board for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Nordic, and the National Academies of Sciences’ U.S. National Committee for the Committee on Data.

Jana KOLAR
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Jana KOLAR

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
Chair

Dr Kolar is the chair of ESFRI and the Executive Director of CERIC-ERIC, a research infrastructure for characterisation of materials and biomaterials, established by the EC’s implementing decision. She has a broad range of expertise, ranging from policy development and implementation, research and innovation, to entrepreneurship. Among others, she was Director-General of Science in Technology at a ministry in Slovenia, chairman of the Board of Slovenian Technology Agency, a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. She was a member of the High-Level Group of Innovators for a European Innovation Council, that advised the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation and of the ERA Council Forum Austria - a high-level expert body advising the Austrian Minister responsible for Science and Research, for which she was awarded a Golden badge of honour for services to the Republic of Austria. She is currently a Slovenian delegate of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), a member of its Executive Board, and a chair-elect. She is also chairing the Board of the Slovenian Research Agency. She has authored/co-authored several expert reports contracted by the European Commission. Trained as a chemist, she had published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and a European patent.

Marialuisa LAVITRANO
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Marialuisa LAVITRANO

BBMRI.it
Director

Marialuisa Lavitrano is full professor of Pathology, director of Molecular Medicine Unit and of the Executive Masters’ in Management of Research Infrastructures at Milano-Bicocca University. As vice-rector for International Affairs [2006-2013], she was responsible for the international teaching and research activities and coordinated Faculty, Staff and Students training and mobility. Prof. Lavitrano is member of Research and Health Ministries joint Commission for strategic planning.

Over the years, she contributed to the international strategies of the Ministries of Research and of Health and coordinated the Italian participation in the BioMedical Sciences ESFRI roadmap. Prof. Lavitrano participated in the preparatory phase of BBMRI, ECRIN and EATRIS as Italian Member State representative and in 2013 she was appointed BBMRI.it (Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure - Italy) Node-Director. Prof. Lavitrano has a long-standing experience in managing R&D projects with leading roles in 11 European funded projects within H2020 and Horizon programs, 9 of which related to research infrastructures. Prof. Lavitrano is the coordinator in the H2020 RItrainPlus project, GA: 101008503.  Moreover, she is interested in the bioethical aspects of science and research and participated at Bio-ethic Commissions of the Council of Europe, of the Vatican, and of the Italian government. In December 2020 prof. Lavitrano has been elected in the board of eight directors of the EOSC Association and has been nominated vice-president.

Karel LUYBEN
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Karel LUYBEN

European Open Science Cloud Association
President

Karel Luyben is Rector Magnificus Emeritus of the Delft University of Technology as of 2018. He was Rector Magnificus of the Delft University of Technology from 2010 till 2018. Before that he served as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences for almost 12 years. In 1983 he was appointed full professor in Biochemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and from there has gained experience in research, starting a SME, research leadership and leading European organisations like the European Federation of Biotechnology, CESAER and now the European Open Science Cloud Association.Presently he is primarily active in the domain of Open Science. He is National Coordinator for Open Science in the Netherlands; Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences; involved with the Open Science Taskforces of CESAER and EUA and since December 2019 he is President of the European Open Science Cloud Association (EOSC-A).Throughout his career, he has provided and continues to provide consultation services to research organisations, industries and governments in the areas of Technology and Strategy & Policy.

Roberta MARINELLI
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Roberta MARINELLI

National Science Foundation
Director, Office of Polar Programs

Dr. Roberta Marinelli is Director of the Office of Polar Programs at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).  In this role, she oversees the portfolio of NSF’s science and infrastructure investments in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean that enable discovery and innovation in polar regions.  Dr. Marinelli works closely with federal agency partners in development of policies that support polar research, exploration, and conservation from a global perspective.  Prior joining NSF, Dr. Marinelli was the Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), where she oversaw major research projects, large facilities, and undergraduate and graduate academic programs that span the ocean, the earth system and the human dimension.  

Dr. Marinelli also was the Executive Director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California, an endowed position that included oversight of the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, and development of interdisciplinary research programs to advance sustainability. She received her A. B. in Environmental Studies from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Her field of research is biological oceanography, with an emphasis on understanding seafloor biology and geochemistry.

Gabriela MEJIAS
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Gabriela MEJIAS

DataCite
Community Manager

Gabriela Mejias has been working in the field of persistent identifiers and open research infrastructure for the past six years. She's DataCite Community Manager and leads DataCite participation in two European Commission funded projects: FAIR-IMPACT and FAIRCORE4EOSC. In her role, she also contributes to DataCite outreach and collaborates with the broader community. Previously, Gabriela worked at ORCID focusing on community engagement, driving membership and adoption across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and within ORCID consortia. She volunteers across organizations and initiatives to promote openness and inclusion in scholarly communications. She serves in the Board of Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (NDLTD), in the NISO Plus Advisory Committee and NISO Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee. She has a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Yasuhiro MURYAMA
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Yasuhiro MURYAMA

NICT Knowledge Hub, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Research Executive Director

Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama is a Research Executive Director at NICT Knowledge Hub of NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan), recently working on Open Science and research data sharing works, with background of atmospheric science and space physics. He is also a Member of Science Council of Japan, as well as is serving as a co-chair of G7 Open Science Working Group (WG established by G7 Science Ministers' Meeting 2016), Antarctic Observation Deliberation Committee at National Institute of Polar Research, and Board member of Japan Geoscience Union. Also, he served as a Visiting Professor at Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere of Kyoto University in 2013-2014, ex officio of ISC (Intl. Science Council)-World Data System (WDS) Scientific Committee in 2012-2021, member of Expert Panel of Open Science Promotion at Cabinet Office of Japan 2014-present, OECD/GSF-WDS Working Group of International Coordination of Data Infrastructures for Open Science (2016-2017), and High-Level Expert Group of European Open Science Cloud of European Commission (2015-2017). He was awarded by Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1993.

Tanja NINKOVIĆ
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Tanja NINKOVIĆ

EMBL
Program manager of the ARISE training program

Tanja Ninkovic is an infrastructure and training enthusiast committed to strengthening open and collaborative life sciences culture. She is the manager of the ARISE program at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL. The program is training scientists for their future careers in RI. With other EMBL colleagues and over 40 ARISE partners, Tanja developed the first comprehensive training curricula for education of future experts for RIs. She described the competencies you need to be successful RI Scientist, and mapped the roles and career progression paths in the life science research infrastructures. She believes that it is the structure and expertise that makes the infrastructure strong.

Tanja started her journey in the infrastructure world 10 years ago, working in the team that led Euro-BioImaging from ESFRI project to ERIC status. She was also responsible for the coordination of different European infrastructure activities at EMBL, including participation in INFRAIA programs and Instruct-ERIC, where she is a member of the Training committee.

During her research years Tanja was a regular user of the core facilities, and worked with physicists and chemists on novel technology developments at Imperial College before she fully moved to infrastructure and training management. She loves infrastructures because they strengthen collaborations in science, making life of the scientists better and speed of discovery faster.

Pierre NORMAND
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Pierre NORMAND

Canada Foundation for Innovation
Vice-President, External Relations and Communications

As Vice-President of External Relations and Communications, Pierre Normand is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in all sectors, as well as providing management and direction to the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s communications and government relations activities. He provides the vision and leadership necessary to project a vibrant corporate image and uphold the organization’s strategic positioning in the public environment.

For most of his career, Mr. Normand has worked in management, communications and external relations for university research, innovation and post-secondary education organizations. Prior to joining the CFI, Mr. Normand held the position of Director of Communications at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences where he was responsible for providing advice on governance and organizational issues, policy, and government relations.

As a business owner — Normand Communications — from 1997 to 2008, he provided strategic advice and communications services to leading national organizations, including the CFI, the Networks of Centres of Excellence, Library and Archives Canada, and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

From 1988 to 1997, he served as the Chief of Communications at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Mr. Normand is a graduate of Université Laval, in Quebec City (Canada), in political science and communications.

Roseann O´REILLY RUNTE
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Roseann O´REILLY RUNTE

Canada Foundation for Innovation
President and CEO

On August 1, 2017, Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte became the fifth President and CEO of the CFI. Dr. Runte has previously served as President and Vice-Chancellor at Carleton University, President of l’Université Sainte-Anne, Principal of Glendon College, President of Victoria University and of Old Dominion University.

She graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude in French from the State University of New York and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is the author of numerous scholarly works in the fields of French, comparative literature, economic and cultural development. She is a creative writer and has received a poetry prize from the Académie française.

Dr. Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, and is Commander of the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium and Officer in the Order of the Academic Palmes of the French Republic, along with several prizes for her work on the environment, and for community and national service. She also holds a number of honorary degrees.

Dr. Runte has served on numerous boards and commissions in Canada and the United States, including serving as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, President of the Humanities Federation of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for International Training, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Gardiner Museum, member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Advisory Board of SunGard SGT, the non-profit LifeNet Health Board, the Ontario Quebec Private Sector Advisory Committee, the National Bank of Canada, and the Executive of the Royal Society. She currently chairs the Board of Fulbright Canada-U.S. and is a member of the executive committee of the World University Service of Canada. She is a member of both the European and the World Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Obed M. OGEGA
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Obed M. OGEGA

African Academy of Sciences
Programme Manager

Obed Ogega, PhD is a climate scientist and program management specialist focused on research capacity strengthening for development in response to Africa’s developmental needs and priorities. Dr. Ogega is a Programmes Manager at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) leading a team that is working towards the creation of a critical mass of emerging, and established, research leaders that will deliver the ‘Africa We Want’ as envisioned in Africa’s Agenda 2063. One of the programmes under his docket is the African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence through which 44 research groups in 38 countries across Africa are supported to implement cutting-edge research.

Before joining the AAS, Dr. Ogega worked with CORDIO East Africa and the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi in various capacities. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (Climate Change & Sustainability) and is well-published in the area of climate science and its application to agriculture and health. His research is currently focused on intraseasonal climate change and variability in East Africa with a specific interest in extreme event detection, attribution, and projection.

Sun Kun OH
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Sun Kun OH

Konkuk University
Emeritus Professor of Physics

His major field is high-energy physics. He has been from 2009 to 2017 in the ALICE collaboration for the LHC experiment at CERN. He serves as a consultant for Center for Underground Physics (CUP) at Institute of Basic Science (IBS), an experimental facility for astro-particle physics.

He has been the Korean delegate to Global Science Forum (GSF) since 2000 up to present, including five years of the GSF bureau members between 2017 and 2022. He has been participated in several GSF agenda on research infrastructure issues such as “Optimising the operation and use of national research infrastructures,” “Reference framework for assessing the scientific and socio-economic impact of research infrastructure,” and “Digital platforms for facilitating access to research infrastructures,” some years ago. He has attended the ICRI 2018 which was held in Vienna, Austria.

He will describe briefly on how the concept of research infrastructure has been incorporated with the S&T policy in Korea. The research infrastructure, both national and international, is essential for a medium-sized country like Korea to level up the national S&T competitive power. Thus, Korea has established a national platform for optimal operation of research infrastructure scattered within the country. It has also encouraged Korean researchers to participate in the big international research projects, either in-kind or via collaboration. A typical example might be ITER. Korean government is aware of the economic impact of ITER, that the project has indeed created new jobs, expanded industries, and induced relevant technical innovations.

Gelsomina PAPPALARDO
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Gelsomina PAPPALARDO

CNR-IMAA
Director

Dr Pappalardo founded in 2006 the CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO), the only Italian station present in GRUAN (GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network - the climate reference network).

Scientific background in laser spectroscopy. She over 30 years experience in research activity in the field of studying the physical properties of the atmosphere with remote sensing techniques. She coordinated several EU and national research projects, mostly related to Research Infrastructures.

Dr. Pappalardo is the EARLINET (European Aerosol Lidar Network) speaker and co-chair of GALION, the GAW Aerosol Lidar Observation Network.

Dr Pappalardo was the Chair of the ESFRI Strategy Working Group for Environment in the period 2012-2019. She is the Italian delegate in the ESFRI Forum since 2016 and member of the ESFRI Executive Board since 2019. She is the Italian representative of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee for Research Infrastructures and alternate National Representative for the Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” in HORIZON Europe.

Karen PAYNE
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Karen PAYNE

World Data System, International Technology Office at the University of Victoria, Canada
Associate Director for International Technology

Dr. Payne is the first Director of the World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO). The WDS is an operational component of the International Science Council. The ITO was created to support WDS members, a consortium of scientific data distribution centers located around the world delivering data for the public good. In this role, Dr. Payne works with partners to build services that contribute to the global open research commons, an ambitious vision of a global set of interoperable resources necessary for data managers, researchers, and policy makers to address societal grand challenges. As part of this work, Dr. Payne co-chairs the Research Data Alliance Global Open Research Commons International Model Working Group. In Dr. Payne’s previous roles she supported the international community involved in disaster relief and recovery activities, providing services to the WFP, UNOCHA, UNSPIDER and UNHCR. Dr. Payne received her PhD, a joint degree in geography and engineering, from the Australian National University, where her work focused on using artificial intelligence techniques to interpret satellite imagery.

Lía Isabel PIETRASANTA
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Lía Isabel PIETRASANTA

University of Buenos Aires
Associate Professor

I hold a degree and a PhD in Biochemistry from the National University of the South (Universidad Nacional del Sur, UNS). Then I completed my training with post-doctoral studies in the United States, Germany, and Argentina, installed and formed my research group at the University of Buenos Aires. My research focuses on biophysical aspects of cellular mechanotransduction. To achieve this, the strategy is to combine biophysical techniques including atomic force microscopy, traction force microscopy, and advanced optical microscopy with molecular biology and theoretical modelling.

Coordinator of the Center for Advanced Microscopy, School of Exact and natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (2002-present). Coordinator of the National Microscopy System (SNM, 2011-present). President (2017-2018) and Past President (2018-present) of the Argentinean Biophysical Society (SAB). Member of the Argentinean Society of Microscopy (SAMIC, 2008-present). Member of the Argentinean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SAIB, 2007-present). Member of the Scientific Council of the Argentine-German University Center (CUAA-DAHZ, 2018-present). Member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Bioimaging (LABI, 2021-present).

Benoît PIRENNE
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Benoît PIRENNE

Ocean Networks Canada
Director

Benoît Pirenne is Ocean Networks Canada’s Director, User Engagement. He joined the University of Victoria in October 2004 to build the Data Management and Archiving System for the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS observatories. The division he directs consists of four departments: Science Services, Applied Science Solutions, the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System — Pacific Regional Association, and the World Data System — International Technology Office. Previously, Benoît spent 18 years at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, Munich, Germany), a leading Organization for astronomical research. At ESO Benoît assumed a number of scientific and technical positions. As Head of the Operations Technical Support Department in this Organization, he was responsible for running the data management and archiving system supporting both ESO's telescopes and the NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope. Benoît earned a B.CSc. from Liège, Belgium, and a M.CSc. from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Lavanya PREMVARDHAN
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Lavanya PREMVARDHAN

Institut Curie
Coordinator of the CurieCoreTech

After completing a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, LP continued her research career in biophysics in Europe – first at the Vrije University in the Netherlands, and then at various labs in France, including CEA-Saclay and the SOLEIL Synchrotron. A shift in career to science management followed in the last decade, with a number of years spent managing, and setting up, European projects in the FP7 and H2020 framework programmes. As the coordinator of 19 Core Facilities at Institut Curie’s Research Centre since early 2018, LP has worked towards addressing the needs, and common challenges, of core facilities and research infrastructures, both within Institut Curie, and externally within networks and alliances such as EU-LIFE, Core for Life and CTLS.

Joshua Z. RAPPOPORT
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Joshua Z. RAPPOPORT

Boston College
Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations

Dr. Joshua Z. Rappoport received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brown University and then went on to earn a Ph.D. from the Program in Mechanisms of Disease and Therapeutics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Graduate School of Biological Sciences of New York University.

Dr. Rappoport performed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University in New York City in the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics. Subsequently he was recruited as a faculty member in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham in England.

In 2014 Dr. Rappoport returned to the United States to serve as the Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.

In March, 2019, Dr. Rappoport was recruited to Boston College, where he serves as the Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations.  This position in the office of the Vice-Provost for Research focuses upon expanding and improving the shared research resources available to BC faculty, such as core facilities and recharge centers, as well as oversight of the building operations management team for the sciences.

Susie ROBINSON
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Susie ROBINSON

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
Executive Director

Dr Susie Robinson leads the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF), a world-class research and innovation facility underpinning new developments in plant phenomics, to accelerate the development of new and improved crops, novel medicines, healthier food and more sustainable agricultural practice.

Prior to this, Susie was CEO of Higher Education Consulting Group, a specialist strategy consultancy, servicing the university, research and innovation sector, and was formerly Director, International and Industry Engagement for the Australian Technology Network of Universities. This is in addition to senior and executive roles in the UK and South Australian Governments in the portfolios of innovation, research, higher education, treasury and finance, and public sector performance.

Susie’s corporate governance experience includes Board roles with a major Australian zoo, disability service providers and educational institutions, including the Governing Council of the University of Adelaide. Trained in the sciences and business management, she holds a PhD from Cambridge University, UK. In her spare time, she is a keen accordionist.

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Daniel STACH

Czech TV
Journalist, presenter, science communicator

TV professional, presenter of programmes Hyde Park Civilisation and Veda24 (both concentrated on science) and special broadcasts (concerning e.g. covid pandemic, war in Ukraine, significant scientific discoveries and awards). Interviewer of the most distinguished scientists (31 Nobel Prize laureates, live interview with ISS) in Czech and English. Member of Science department of Czech TV. Moderator of various social events (especially expert conferencies) and sport events (e.g. Prague International Marathon, World Championships and World Cups in slalom kayaking or Mountain Bike). He is married and has a son and a cat called Mr. Rozarka.

York SURE-VETTER
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York SURE-VETTER

NFDI (German National Research Data Infrastructure)
Director

Prof. Dr York Sure-Vetter, professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), was appointed Director of NFDI (German National Research Data Infrastructure) on 1 March 2020. He has established research experience in artificial intelligence and data science. His career has taken him to various stations in the science system and also to the private sector. Between 2009 and 2015, he was President of GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the largest German research infrastructure for social sciences. At the same time, he held a professorship first at the University of Koblenz-Landau and then at the University of Mannheim. In 2015, he followed the call to the Institute for Applied Informatics and Format Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he taught and researched as a professor. He was also director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) of the KIT and at the FZI Research Centre for Information Technology.

Adrian J. TIPLADY
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Adrian J. TIPLADY

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory
Deputy Managing Director: Strategy & Partnerships

Dr Adrian Tiplady obtained his PhD in radio astronomy, and since 2005 has played a leading role in Africa’s successful bid to co-host the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, and later establishment of the SKA Observatory inter-governmental organisation. He has an extremely diverse range of scientific, technical and strategic expertise – including the protection of radio astronomy from threats of radio interference, establishing a ‘social license to operate’ for research infrastructure, and international cooperation and policy development. He most recently chaired the South African Department of Science and Innovation’s expert task team to develop a National Open Science Policy.