Inauguration of the iDiv building

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15 September 2021
10 am


German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Puschstrasse 4, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
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from 9.15am to 9.50am
Registration and check according to hygiene regulations


from 10am
Arrival and welcome at the biodiversity bar


from 10.15am
Ceremonial opening with
Michael Kretschmer (Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony),
Dr Reiner Haseloff (Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt),
Bodo Ramelow (Minister-President of the Free State of Thuringia) and
Dr Heide Ahrens (Secretary General of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)

Presentation of iDiv’s research



from 11am
Greetings by
Dr Angela Merkel (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany)

Press conference “Biodiversity research in the face of change”
with Minister-Presidents, Secretary General of the DFG and iDiv Speaker


from 11.30am
Biodiversity snack


from 12pm
Presentation of iDiv’s research
for invited guests


approx. 13.00pm
End of event


Programme subject to possible changes due to applicable regulations.

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