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Around 120 scientific organizations from all over Europe, including the IST Austria, called out to EU politicians to amend almost 20-year-old GMO legislation in order to secure food supply and support sustainable agriculture.


Magnus Nordborg, Scientific Director of the GMI
Austria

Hubert Hasenauer, Rector at BOKU
Christian Obinger, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at BOKU
Austria

Wolfgang Knoll, Managing Director of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Anton Plimon, Managing Director of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Austria

Thomas Henzinger, President of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
Jiri Friml, Group Leader at the the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
Austria

Giulio Superti-Furga, Director of the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Ce-M-M)
Austria

Jo Bury, Managing Director of the VIB
Johan Cardoen, Managing Director of the VIB
Dirk Inzé, Science Director VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
Belgium

Joris Relaes, Administrator-General of the ILVO
Belgium

Luc Sels, Rector at KU Leuven
Belgium

Rik Van de Walle, Rector at Ghent University
Belgium

Claire Périlleux, Professor at Université de Liège
Belgium

François Chaumont, Professor at Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Geert Angenon, Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Belgium

Nathalie Verbruggen, Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Belgium

Atanas Atanassov, Professor at the Joint Genomic Center
Bulgaria

Ivan Atanassov, Director of the Agrobioinstitute
Bulgaria

Rumiana Vassilevska-Ivanova, Director - Associate Professor at the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics
Valya Vassileva, Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics
Bulgaria

Vassilis Fotopoulos, Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Markus Dettenhofer, Executive Director of CEITEC
Karel Riha, Deputy Director for Research, CEITEC
Czech republic

Tomáš Zima, Rector at Charles University
Czech republic

Martin Vagner, Director of the Institute of Experimental Botany CAS
Czech republic

Jiri Hasek, Director of the Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Jana Peknicova, Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Eva Bartova, Director of the Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Frantisek Foret, Director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences
Jan Kopecky, Director of the Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Frantisek Marec, Director of the Institute of Entymologym Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Libbor Grubhoffer, Director of the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech republic

Ivo Frébort, Executive Director of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research
Czech republic

Vojtech Adam, Vice-Rector at the Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University, Brno and Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Czech republic

Poul Erik Jensen, Head of Copenhagen Plant Science Centre
Svend Christensen, Head of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in Copenhagen Plant Science Centre
Denmark

Jens Stougaard, Professor at Aarhus University
Denmark

Anders Lund, Director of the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
Denmark

Mati Koppel, Director of the Estonian Crop Research Institute
Estonia

Ülle Jaakma, Vice-Rector of Research at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Ülo Niinemets, Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonia

Erkki Truve, Programme Director Chemistry and Gene Technology at the Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia

Hannes Kollist, Professor at the University of Tartu
Estonia

Kirsi-Marja Oksman, Research Manager at the VTT
Antti Vasara, CEO and President of the VTT
Finland

Jari Niemelä, Rector of the University of Helsinki
Finland

Johanna Buchert, President and CEO of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Finland

Kalervo Väänänen, Rector at the University of Turku
Finland

Mark Daly, Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
Finland

Pascal Genschik, Research Director of the IBMP – CNRS
France

Martin Crespi, Director of IPS2 and member of SPS, Saclay
Herman Höfte, Director of Research at INRA, SPS, Saclay
Loïc Lepiniec, Group Leader at IJPB, Versailles and Head of SPS, Saclay
France

Genevieve Almouzni, Director of the Institut Curie
France

Ralph Bock, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Germany

George Coupland, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Germany

Detlef Weigel, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the Representative of the Max Planck Institute directors for the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
Germany

Andreas Meyer, Professor at the University of Bonn
Frank Hochholdinger, Professor at the University of Bonn
Peter Dörmann, Professor at the University of Bonn
Gabriel Schaaf, Professor at the University of Bonn
Germany

Claus Schwechheimer, Chair of Plant Systems Biology at TUM München
Germany

Karl-Josef Dietz, President of the German Society of Plant Science
Germany

Pascal Falter-Braun, Director of the Institute of Network Biology (INET) at Helmholtz Zentrum München
Klaus Mayer, Director of the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) at Helmholtz Zentrum München
Germany

Johannes Hermmann, President of the Germany Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Germany

Stefan Schillberg, Member of the Institute Management (acting) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME)
Germany

Andreas Weber, Professor at the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)
Germany

Andreas Graner, Director at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Germany

Karin Schumacher, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Thomas Greb, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Rüdiger Hell, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Ingrid Lohmann, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Jan Lohmann, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Alexis Maizel, Professor at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg
Germany

Jörg Kudla, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Antje van Schaewen, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Iris Finkemeier, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Michael Hippler, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Bruno Moerschbache, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Markus Schwarzländer, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Dirk Prüfer, Professor at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Münster
Germany

Marja Timmermans, Director of the Center for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Tübingen
Germany

Thomas Sommer, Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Germany

Steffen Abel, Managing Director of the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Germany

Holger Puchta, Institute Director of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Natalia Requena, Group Leader at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Peter Nick, Group Leader at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Tilman Lamparter, Professor at the Botanical Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Germany

Christopher Grefen, Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Botany, Ruhr-University Bochum
Ute Krämer, Professor and Chair of Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants, Ruhr-University Bochum
Sacha Baginsky, Professor and Chair of Plant Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
Germany

Thomas Dresselhaus, Chair holder and Group Leader at the Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry Department, University of Regensburg
Klaus Grasser, Group Leader at the Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry Department, University of Regensburg
Germany

Dorothee Staiger, Professor and Chair of RNA Biology and Molecular Physiology, Bielefeld University
Germany

Kostas Vlachonasios, Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece

Panagiotis Sarris, Group leader at the Plant Molecular Biology Research Department, IMBB-FORTH
Kriton Kalantidis, Group leader at the Plant Molecular Biology Research Department, IMBB-FORTH
Panagiotis N. Moschou, Group leader at the Plant Molecular Biology Research Department, IMBB-FORTH
Greece

Kalliope Papadopoulou, Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Thessaly
Greece

Ferenc Nagy, Director General of the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungary

Gennaro Ciliberto, President of the Italian Society of Life Sciences (FISV)
Italy

Luca Sebastiani, Director of the Institute of Life Sciences - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
Italy

Marco Perduca, Coordinator at the Science for Democracy
Italy

Filomena Gallo, Secretary of the Associazione Luca Coscioni
Italy

Marco Marchetti, President of the Associazione Italiana Societa Scientifiche Agrarie
Italy

Andrea Schubert, President of the Italian Society of Plant Biology (SIBV)
Italy

Alessandro Vitale, Group Leader at the CNR Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA)
Italy

Gian Paolo Accotto, Director of the CNR Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP)
Italy

Mario Pezzotti, President of the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA)
Italy

Roberto Tuberosa, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Technology Platform “Plants for the Future”
Italy

Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Director of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO)
Italy

Silvio Salvi, Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna
Italy

Nils Rostoks, Associate Professor at the University of Latvia
Isaak Rashal, Professor at the University of Latvia & Chair of the Latvian Society of Geneticists and Breeders
Latvia

Gintaras Brazauskas, Director of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
Lithuania

Marta Koblowska, Head of the Laboratory of Microarray Analysis of the University of Warsaw
Andrzej Jerzmanowski, Professor at the University of Warsaw
Poland

Jacek Hennig, Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Agnieszka Sirko, Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

Tomasz Twardowski, President of The Committee of Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

Wojciech Pląder, Professor at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture
Monika Rakoczy-Trojanowska, Professor at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Head of the Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
Stanislaw Karpinski, Professor at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Member of the National Development Council
Marcin Filipecki, Professor at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Poland

Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska, Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Przemysław Wojtaszek, Dean of the Faculty of Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Artur Jarmołowski, Vice-director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Piotr Ziółkowski, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Agnieszka Ludwików, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Poland

Monica Bettencourt Dias, Scientific Director of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Elena Baena-González, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Paula Duque, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Portugal

Margarida Oliveira, Professor at the ITQB NOVA, Lisboa
Portugal

Rui Malhó, Professor at the University of Lisboa
Portugal

Eugénia Maria de Andrade, Assistant Researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinarian Research (INIAV)
Portugal

Nuno Ferrand de Almeida, Director of the CIBIO-InBIO, Professor at the University of Porto
Mariana Sottomayor, Group leader at the CIBIO-InBIO, Professor at the University of Porto
Herlânder Azevedo, Group leader at the CIBIO-InBIO, Professor at the University of Porto
Portugal

Ruth Pereira, Board of Directors of GreenUPorto and Professor at the University of Porto
Susana Carvalho, Board of Directors of GreenUPorto and Professor at the University of Porto
Portugal

Antonia Ivascu, Executive Director of the Romanian Seed Industry Alliance (AISR)
Romania

Lizica Szilagyi, Professor at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
Romania

Doru Pamfil, Head of the Biotechnology Commission of the Romanian Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
Romania

Pablo Vera, Research Professor at CSIC, Director of IBMCP
Vicente Pallàs, Research Professor at CSIC, IBMCP; President of the Spanish Society for Phytopathology
José Pío Beltran, Professor at CSIC, IBMCP, Institute for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (UPV-CSIC)
Spain

José Luis García, Director of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio (University of Valencia-CSIC)
Juli Pereto, Vice-Director of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio (University of Valencia-CSIC)
Spain

Fernando Rojo, Director National Center of Biotechnology (CNB)
Spain

José Luis Riechmann, Director of the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics
Josep Casacuberta, CSIC Associate Professor at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics
Pere Puigdomènech, CSIC Research Professor at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics
Spain

Juan Carlos del Pozo, Deputy Director of the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP)
Spain

Paul Christou, ICREA Professor at the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center, Lleida
Spain

Rosa Maria Cusido Vidal, Professor at the University of Barcelona
Spain

Francisco Juan Martinez Mojica, Professor at the University of Alicante
Spain

Jordi García-Mas, Scientific Director of the IRTA (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB)
Spain

Francisco Javier Cejudo, Director of the IBVF (Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis) Sevilla
Spain

Carlos Hermenegildo, Vice-Chancellor of the Research University of Valencia
Spain

Luis Serrano Pubull, Director of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Spain

Eva Čellárová, Head of the Department of Genetics at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Slovakia

Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Slovakia

Špela Baebler, President of the Slovenian Society of Plant Biology
Slovenia

Matjaž Kuntner, Director of the National Institute of Biology
Slovenia

Jana Ambrožič-Dolinšek, Professor at the University of Maribor
Slovenia

Andrej Simončič, Director at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Slovenia

Ove Nilsson, Director of the Umea Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Sweden

Panagiotis Moschou, Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Sweden

Erik Alexandersson, Director of PlantLink
Sweden

Eva Sundberg, Chairperson at the Linnean Centre of Plant Biology in Uppsala
Sweden

Susan Gasser, Director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
Switzerland

Sjef Smeekens, Professor at Utrecht University
Rens Voesenek, Professor at Utrecht University
Corné Pieterse, Professor at Utrecht University
George Kowalchuk, Professor at Utrecht University
Ronald Pirsik, Professor at Utrecht University
Guido van den Ackerveken, Professor at Utrecht University
the Netherlands

Rene Medema, Director of the Netherlands Cancer Institute
the Netherlands

John van der Oost, Personal chair, Professor at the Wageningen University & Research
the Netherlands

Achim Dobermann, Director of Rothamsted Research
UK

Dale Sanders, Director of the John Innes Centre
UK

David Baulcombe, Professor at the University of Cambridge
UK

Jane Langdale, Professor at the University of Oxford
UK

Julian Ma, Director of the Institute for Infection and Immunity, St. George’s Hospital Medical School
UK

Nicholas J. Talbot, Executive Director of The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich)
Jonathan Jones, Group Leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich)
UK

Jeff Cole, EFB Vice-President on behalf of the European Federation of Biotechnology Executive Board
UK

Michael Wakelam, Director of the Babraham Institute
UK

Marta Agostinho, EU-Life Director
Europe

Andrea Schubert, President of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)
Christine Foyer, Secretary General of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)
Europe