Gudrun Langthaler, Vice Chair of the Governing Board (GB)

As of January 2017, Gudrun Langthaler has taken on the role of vice chair in the JPI after having been a member of the Governing Board since 2013.

She works for the national RTD-funding organisation, the Research Council of Norway, and represents Norway in the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee on Societal Challenge 2, which includes food security, agriculture and the bioeconomy. She also is the Norwegian member of the Steering Group of the European Standing Committee on Agricultural Research.

In the period from 2007 to 2010 she was based in Brussels to lead the Research Council's Brussels office.

Gudrun Langthaler trained in Marine Biology and holds a PhD from the University of Vienna. A post-doc fellowship brought her to Norway where she conducted research at the University of Oslo. A 10- year's employment period in a multinational company followed where she worked with marketing in the diagnostics' field. In 2000 she joined the Research Council to work with EUs Framework Programmes.