Jenny Mortimer, Deputy Vice President of the Feedstocks Division at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Scientist with the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division, participated at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Champions alongside business and political leaders. The annual meeting whose overall theme this year was inclusive growth in the fourth industrial revolution took place from June 27-29 in Dalian, China. At the meeting Mortimer participated at a press conference entitled “Young, talented and fighting for science” which can be viewed here.
Mortimer was selected in 2016 to be part of WEF’s Young Scientists community which brings together the most forward-thinking and advanced young scientific minds in the world under the age of 40. The selected individuals have demonstrated their commitment to public service and actively play a transformational role in integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good. To learn more about her experience joining this community read this article.