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ATC Official Opening Ceremony, 9 March 2010

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Prof. Iain Mattaj, EMBL Director General and Prof. Annette Shavan, German Minister for Education and Research.

The German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Annette Schavan during her talk.

Welcome address by EMBL Director General, Prof. Iain Mattaj.

Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt during the keynote lecture.

Local benefactor Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira (Klaus Tschira Foundation) during his talk.

Manfred Bernhardt (Architect BDA) during his talk.

EMBL member states representatives from Europe’s governments and some of the world’s top research institutes during the round table discussion.

The German Minister for Education and Research Annette Schavan and the Israeli Minister of Science Daniel Hershkowitz.

Unveiling of the bronze plaque by Prof. Iain Mattaj (EMBL Director General), Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira (Klaus Tschira Foundation), Prof. Dr. Eero Vuorio (Chair of EMBL Council) and Prof. Annette Schavan (Minister of Education and Research, Germany).

Unveiling of the bronze plaque by Prof. Iain Mattaj (EMBL Director General), Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira (Klaus Tschira Foundation), Prof. Dr. Eero Vuorio (Chair of EMBL Council) and Prof. Annette Schavan (Minister of Education and Research, Germany).

Official handover of the ATC keys to Prof. Iain Mattaj by Manfred Bernhardt (Architect BDA) and Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira (Klaus Tschira Foundation).

Reception in the ATC foyer during the opening ceremony.

View of the reception in the foyer from the top floor.

Reception in the ATC Rooftop Lounge after the official opening ceremony.