April 27, 2020

Katrin Amunts and Bertrand Thirion are advising their Governments


© Forschungszentrum Jülich / Sascha Kreklau

Katrin Amunts

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich

HBP research areas: HBP Scientific Director

In March Katrin Amunts co-authored the ad hoc recommendation on “Solidarity and Responsibility in the Corona crisis” in her role as Vice Chair of the German Ethics Council. The recommendations were worked out after a request of the German minister of health, Jens Spahn, and widely discussed in German society.

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Bertrand Thirion

Institution: INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique)

HBP research areas: Task Leader Human Brain Organization

As an expert in AI and data science, Bertrand Thirion has been appointed to the CARE committee advising the French government. The committee advises about research questions related to Covid-19, evaluates proposals from researchers and start-ups in a fast-track mode, and produces white papers to help the government clarify their position.

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