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Science 2020 Meeting

The Science 2020 Meeting starts tomorrow, with a program focused on November 3 and 4, which will bring together the Portuguese scientific community in an intense debate on how to make Portugal and Europe more resilient, more social, more digital, more green, more social, and more global.

Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004, will participate by videoconference in Plenary 1 of day 3, whose theme is "Science in Portugal for a more RESILIENT Europe", and where he will speak about ethical issues of pandemic management in his keynote entitled "Bioethical issues raised by the Pandemic". Also on the 3rd, Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1993, will participate in Plenary 3, with the title "Science in Portugal for a GREENER Europe", where he will speak about The Nobel campaign supporting GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).

Robert Langer, Eric von Hippel, Elvira Fortunato, Susana Sargento, Pedro Conceição, Ricardo Conde, and Inês Azevedo are other names that will participate in the plenary sessions taking place at CCL. Most of the Thematic Sessions will be broadcast online at the Meeting's webpage. The Prime Minister António Costa* and the European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira will participate in the opening of the Meeting and the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in the closing.

Helena Canhão, coordinator of the Center for Integrated Research in Health at NOVA Medical School, and Pedro Oliveira, from Copenhagen Business School and NOVA School of Business and Economics, are the commissioners of this year's edition.

The Science Meeting is an initiative promoted by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in collaboration with Ciência Viva and the Parliamentary Commission for Education and Science, and has the institutional support of the Government through the Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education.

It is never too much to remember that the logistics of Science 2020 strictly complies with all the rules of the Directorate-General of Health for events with these characteristics.

All the information about the Science 2020 Meeting is available on the website.