Prof Marja Makarow (GS7EU)
Vice-President for Research, Academy of Finland – the Finnish Research Council and Chair of the Board, NordForsk, Finland.
The NordForsk strategy for gender equality policy in Nordic countries
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players
Marja Makarow is vice-president of the Academy of Finland – the Finnish research Council, since 2012. She is former vice-rector for research (2003-2007) and professor of applied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Helsinki. In 2008-2011 she served as chief executive of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg France.
Marja Makarow advised the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation in the European Research Area Board ERAB, and the Finnish Government in the Council for Research and Innovation Policy in 2008-2012.She has served as president of the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC/EMBO) and delegate of Finland in the council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and established the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, a member of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. She served as chair of the ERC Starting grants panel on genomics, genetics, systems biology and bioinformatics till 2013. She is member of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and chairs the board of technology Academy Finland that awards one of the world’s largest innovation prize, the Millennium Technology Prize. Marja Makarow is chair of the board of NordForsk and the Finnish research infrastructure committee. She serves on strategic councils of several European top universities and has steered research assessments of a number of them. She is member of Academia Europaea.