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Two new employees join the JPI Oceans secretariat

2012.09.13

Two new employees join the JPI Oceans secretariat

The JPI secretariat has the pleasure of welcoming two new full time employees. Berit Johne who will take up the role as a special adviser for JPI Oceans and Agnes Aune, the office manager at the secretariat. Both are seconded from the Research Council of Norway.

Berit Johne joined the secretariat on the 3rd of September and will work closely with the newly established Strategic Advisory Board of JPI Oceans. In the Research Council of Norway Berit was responsible for a broad national foresight on biotechnology. Berit has a Phd in immunology and her research activities are particularly focused on basic biomedicine and biotechnology. Apart from that she has professional experience as a research manager and as a board member in the biotech industry. Furthermore Berit has extensive experience in international scientific cooperation as the former Norwegian Science and Technology Attaché in Washington DC having accreditation to Ottawa as well.

Agnes Aune is no stranger to the secretariat. In 2011 she joined the secretariat for several months and was particularly involved in the preparation for the CSA Oceans project. Agnes has a background in business administration and languages from the College and University of Trondheim. Prior to joining the Norwegian Research Council in 2004 Agnes worked for many years in industry.

 

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