Marja Makarow appointed new Chair of the NordForsk Board

Marja Makarow appointed new Chair of the NordForsk Board

At its June meeting the NordForsk Board appointed Marja Makarow, PhD, new Chair of the NordForsk Board. The meeting took place in Copenhagen in connection with ESOF 2014 (EuroScience Open Forum), where NordForsk has a number of sessions in the programme and a stand with an Arctic theme in the Exhibit Hall.

Makarow is Vice President for Research of the Academy of Finland. She is Professor of Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Helsinki. In 2008–2011, she was Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg, and in 2003–2007, Vice Rector at the University of Helsinki, in charge of research affairs, research study affairs and innovation activities.

Marja Makarow has strong expertise in research, science policy and university administration. As Vice Chair of the European Research Area Board (ERAB), she was actively involved in the preparations of the European Union’s Eight Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. At the ESF, she contributed to the development of joint research policy of European research funding agencies.

Text: Anne Riiser Photo: Terje Heiestad

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