European Commission
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TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Christina I. M. Abildgaard

Christina Abildgaard
Christina I. M. Abildgaard
Research Council of Norway & JPI Oceans

Abildgaard graduated from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in 1985 and has a Ph.D in biotechnology. She is the Director of Department for Marine Bioresources and Environmental Research in the Research Council of Norway. She has previously held position as a Deputy Director General in the Department of Research and Innovation in the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs and  has experience from different positions in the Research Council of Norway, from Ministry of Trade and Industry, and from industry and academia.

In the Research council of Norway she has been responsible for large scale programs within Aquaculture, ICT, nanotechnology and biotechnology, and programs within environment, food technology, Oceans and programs within Ethical,  Legal  and Social Aspects of Biotechnology. She has also been responsible for foresight activities. Her field covers research policy and strategy within marine research, environment, biotechnology including marine bioprospecting and food technology.

She has been a member of several national and international research policy committees within OECD and EU and been a member of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board. She is a member of the Management Board in JPI Oceans.

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