Speakers & Panellists

24 Sep 2018

Hermann Lederer

Hermann Lederer received a diploma in physics from the University of Munich and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich for studies of the quaternary structure of the RNA polymerase promotor complex and its components by neutron small-angle scattering. After a post-doc position at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry with research stays at ILL (Grenoble), Risoe National Lab (Roskilde), and DESY (Hamburg), he took a position at RZG.

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24 Sep 2018

Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley is Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), a consortium based at the University of Edinburgh whose mission is to increase the capability and capacity of research organisations around the world to make the most of their research data. He has a long-term interest in the management and reuse of data and the skills and services necessary to support this, and is a frequent speaker on these topics as well as occasional tutor on DCC training courses.

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24 Sep 2018

Volker Beckmann

He finished his PhD in astrophysics at Hamburg University in 2001, and then became postdoc at the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) in Geneva to build the data analysis pipeline of the INTEGRAL gammaray satellite’s spectrograph. From 2003 to 2007 he worked as head of the INTEGRAL guest observer facility at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, and taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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24 Sep 2018

Elly Dijk

A human geographer by training, Elly Dijk is senior policy advisor at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands. DANS is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. She is coordinator of the national scholarly (open access) portal NARCIS (narcis.nl). She is currently project leader of OpenAIRE 2020 at DANS, and she is, together with the Technical University Delft, the National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for this project.

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29 Nov 2017
Jean David Malo

Jean David Malo

Head of Unit, SMEs, Financial instruments and State Aid, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Jean-David Malo started his career as head of internal control management in the Comité Professionnel de la Distribution de Carburants in France. He joined the European Commission in January 2001. From 2011 to 2013 he was managing a newly created unit in DG Research and Innovation, the main objective of which was to contribute to increase private finance and close market gaps in investing in research and innovation, notably in the context of Horizon 2020.

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29 Nov 2017
Donatella Castelli

Donatella Castelli

Donatella Castelli is a Research Director at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione  “A. Faedo” of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTI). She has been the principal investigator of several European and International funded projects on digital libraries and data e-Infrastructures acquiring considerable experience in these domains. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the EU H2020 BlueBRIDGE project.

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28 Nov 2017
Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis is the President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley.

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29 Nov 2017
Lucy Bastin

Lucy Bastin

Lucy comes from Birmingham, UK, where her interest in spatial ecology began with work on green corridors for the local Wildlife Trust. After studying Zoology at Nottingham University, she gained a Masters’ in GIS and a PhD on metapopulation and source-sink dynamics of plant species in the urban habitat mosaic. Her postdoctoral work on the EU FP5 FLIERS project focussed on fuzzy classification of vegetation communities from remote sensing and the efficient visualization of this uncertain information.

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29 Nov 2017
Jan Bot

Jan Bot

Jan Bot is working as community manager at SURFsara where he is responsible for the outreach activities of the Dutch National Infrastructure. He is also the Dutch liaison for EGI related activities and a member of the EUDAT 'Scientific Communities Environments and Requirements' team. Before joining SURFsara Jan worked on a variety of bioinformatics projects for different Dutch universities.

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28 Nov 2017
Valentino Cavalli

Valentino Cavalli

In LIBER, Valentino is responsible for the management of projects addressing Open Science, Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management issues, including Research Infrastructures, starting with EUDAT and the EOSCPilot.
His duties primarily concern the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement plans, advocacy and awareness raising activities.

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