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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Andrew V. Biankin

University of Glasgow
Andrew V. Biankin
B.Med.Sc., M.B.,B.S.(HONS), F.R.A.C.S., F.F.S.(R.C.P.A.), F.R.C.S.(Glasg), F.R.C.S.(Edin), Ph.D., F.R.S.E., F.Med.Sci.

Regius Chair of Surgery,
Director, Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre,
University of Glasgow

Chairman, Precision-Panc Therapeutic Development Platform
Executive Director, International Cancer Genome Consortium

Specialist Consultant in Precision Oncology and Therapeutic Development

Professor Andrew Biankin is the Regius Chair of Surgery at the University of Glasgow, a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist, a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is the Director of the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre which is focused on precision oncology. He has leadership roles in national and international consortia in cancer genomics and therapeutic development. He has authored over 160 articles in major journals including seminal works on cancer, genomics and precision medicine.

His work is currently focused on implementing Precision Oncology Practice in Health Systems internationally.