Klaus Bock

Klaus Bock
Champion of Euroscience Open Forum 2014, Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation

Professor Klaus Bock, Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF)

Klaus Bock is the champion of Euroscience Open Forum in 2014, ESOF2014.

Professor Klaus Bock is M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1968) and PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Technical University of Demark (1970).

He was employed as associate professor in organic chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark from 1970 to 1988. From 1988 he was appointed Head and professor of the Chemistry Department of the Carlsberg Laboratory, from 1992 Head of Research at Carlsberg Research Centre, and from 2001 to 2007 Executive Vice-President for Research of Carlsberg A/S.

From 2004- he has served as Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation, from 2005- Vice-Chairman of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, from 2009- 2011 President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, and in 2010 President of the International Council of Academies for Engineering and Technological Sciences. He has also been member of the Board of Directors for the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) programme Glycoconjugates in Biological Systems (GLIBS), 1996-2004, member of the International Advisory Committee of NCE Canada, 2006-2007, and member of the Network of Centres of Excellence Standing Selection Committee in Canada, 2010-.

This speaker will participate in the following session(s):

Conference Moderator

BBC journalist Quentin Cooper will act as moderator for the conference. Quentin Cooper is known for presenting 'The Material World', the UK's most popular science programme. He is an experienced and enthusiastic conference host and has run several workshops on science communication.

Main Rapporteur

Jack Stilgoe will act as the main rapporteur for the conference. He is Senior Research Fellow at Exeter Business School where he is working on a framework for responsible innovation.