On may 22 was the international day of biodiversity.
First (ait/eva maria sehr): Exhibitors present their sustainable products in the natural history museum vienna. Second (ait/Angela Sessitsch): The competence unit bioresources presents itself with: f.l.t.r.: Eva Maria Sehr, Christina Schönhuber, Cintia Csorba, Muhammad Ahmad Third (ait/Angela Sessitsch): Moderated panel discussion in "the afternoon of biodiversity". f.l.t.r.: Doris Bauer, Christoph Görg, Gabriele Obermayr, Stephan Pöchtrager, Berhard Föger
Biodiversity and biological resources are the basis for sustainable production, as well as the base for future applications, e.g. to address climate change or develop drugs for medical applications.
Eva-Maria Sehr, Scientist at the Center for Health & Bioresources, together with the Natural History Museum and the ÖGMBT (Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology) organized "the afternoon of biodiversity" in the Natural History Museum.
There were lectures for the public from the fields of science, politics and economics as well as a panel discussion with Prof. Christoph Görg (BOKU), Gabriele Obermayr (BMNT), Mag. Stephan Pöchtrager (Werner Lampert Beratungsgesellschaft) and dr. Bernhard Föger (AGES).
Finally, there was the movie "Golden genes" to see. The program was accompanied by a program for our youngest guests which Open Science labs, as well as numerous exhibitions.
Austria is one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe! A total of 75,000 different animal and plant species form the basis of our lives. Every day we use the many products and services of our ecosystem, but lack of sustainability puts them at risk. This loss has led to initiatives to conserve biodiversity around the world, including GGBN - Global Genome Biodiversity Network, which addresses this topic until Friday with its third international conference in Vienna.
More at: www.ggbn.org