Computomics participates in the European Forum Alpbach 2021

Computomics is excited to participate in the European Forum Alpbach 2021 and be part of the panel discussion "Microbiology – Innovation in Adapting to Environmental Change".

The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach addresses the relevant socio-political questions of our time.

EFA connects international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people. The goal is to create a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other lines that divide us. In order to meet Europe’s current challenges, we have to work together! The European Forum Alpbach (EFA), taking place from 18 August – 3 September, offers a great opportunity to do so.

Above all, EFA is a place for inspiration. In 2021, it will be held as a hybrid conference, enabling analogue and digital discussion with people from across the world – and everyone can be part of it!

Dr. Sebastian Schultheiss is part of the panel discussion "Microbiology – Innovation in Adapting to Environmental Change" taking place on August 28th, 11AM.

Panel discussion: Microbiology – Innovation in Adapting to Environmental Change
Global warming, extreme weather, overuse of land, pollution and excessive use of chemicals have effects on microbial structures and responses. The potential change in microbial communities will directly impact our ecosystems and planetary health. On the flipside: can we help offset climate change by means of reengineering of genetics of plants and animals? What if we can create drought-resistant crops, climate-friendly cows or trees and plants that store CO2?

Register for EFA and join the Microbiology Panel to get Sebastian's view on how we can cope with climate change and how disruptive technologies speed up breeding of successful new crop varieties for future climates.

Find out more about the programme of this year’s EFA here.

Go back