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Prof. Wolfgang Wiechert new member of acatech

Portrait Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiechert

Prof. Wolfgang Wiechert, director of the department “systems biotechnology” of the Institute of Bio-and Geosciences 1 at Forschungszentrum Jülich is a new member of the German academy of science and engineering (acatech). With the election the academy honors outstanding academic achievements and invites experts to share their expertise in advising government and society. Wiechert who is also Professor for “Computational Systems Biotechnology” at the RWTH Aachen will be involved in the acatech thematic network "biotechnology and bio-economy". The scientist is already speaker of the DECHEMA special interest group "Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology".
acatech, which now has 380 members represents the German engineering sciences and advises politics and society in technology science and policy issues. Moreover acatech supports knowledge transfer between science and industry and promotes young scientists and engineers. Among the members of the Academy are outstanding scientists from universities, research institutions and companies.

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