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Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation will host a conference on “EU Research and Innovation in our daily life” bringing together researchers and politicians to reflect on past and present achievements of EU-funded research and innovation. Speakers will discuss a variety of compelling topics such as health and wellbeing, sustainable environment, safe and secure society, and putting innovation on the market. The conference is open to everyone.

All panels and the opening/closing remarks were recorded and can be viewed here.

ERC participation

15:15 - 16:30
Panel 1 - Health and wellbeing
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President

3 ERC grantees will present their research:

15:15-16:30
Panel 1 - Health and wellbeing
Professor Emma Teeling
AGELESS project: Comparative genomics / ‘wildlife’ transcriptomics uncovers the mechanisms of halted ageing in mammals

15:15 - 16:30
Panel 2 - A sustainable environment
Professor Stefan Bouzarovski
EVALUATE project: Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe

16.45 - 18:00
Panel 3 - Innovation: let's push the research results on the market
Professor John Michael Nolan
CREST project:  Enrichment of macular pigment, and its impact on vision and blindness

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