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1-3 Swiss Association of Science Journalism The Swiss Association of Science Journalism (www.science-journalism.ch) is an association of journalists in print, broadcasting, and new media, who have a unique interest in science, technology, health, or the environment. Its goals are to promote an independent, transparent, and quality science journalism in Swiss media; to foster training opportunities in science journalism; and to create a network among its members and members of other science journalism associations.
4 Morris Animal Foundation Established in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of animals through scientific innovation, education, and inspiration.

Our investment in research has yielded life-saving vaccines, new treatments for critical diseases, superior screening tests, and advanced diagnostic tools. We respond to emerging animal health threats that endanger entire species and make new discoveries in basic animal biology to support applied research.

At any given time, we have more than 200 studies underway to address important health challenges, from conducting the largest cancer-focused study on dogs, to supporting research critical to save the endangered Mongolian saiga antelope

With every study we fund – more than 2,600 to date – we strive to advance the science of veterinary medicine, honoring the founding principles of Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr., and benefitting animals worldwide.

5 Mayo Clinic  
6 ITER Organization  
7 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins Medicine is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals, and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM’s vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 40 primary and specialty care outpatient sites under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. JHM extends health care into the community and globally through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and Johns Hopkins HealthCare.
8 Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program The Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University. Courses teach the craft of science and health reporting and writing to prepare students for careers as journalists, public information officers, and other other roles that disseminate scientific and medical information to the public. The program awards a nine-course Master of Arts in Science Writing and a five-course Graduate Certificate.
9 Sanofi Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi is organized into five global business units: Diabetes and Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur, and Consumer Healthcare.
10 Research in Germany Germany is home to some of the world’s best researchers – exceptional people pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible. Every year, countrywide, more money flows into research and development than in any other European country. “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serves to promote German educational and research institutes across the world.

“Research in Germany” is a point of contact for all looking to find out more about Germany’s research landscape and its latest research achievements. One key goal of the portal is to provide an overview of the research and funding opportunities in Germany. It also delivers the latest science and research news from Germany and upcoming events. Additionally, practical information supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organisations or to complete a research stay in Germany.

11-12 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is an astronomical research institute in Japan. Under NAOJ’s vision, “to be innovators striving to solve the mysteries of the Universe,” NAOJ is involved in research, education, and outreach activities related to astronomy. Not only do we proceed with these research projects ourselves, but we also promote joint research and develop astronomical instruments with researchers inside and outside of Japan. NAOJ operates world-class observatories and branches such as Subaru Telescope, ALMA, HINODE and others. Moreover, NAOJ promotes near-future projects like KAGRA (Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational Wave Telescope), TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope), and other groundbreaking projects. In our booth, we will demonstrate our outreach activities by using an astronomical software called “Mitaka.” Mitaka visualizes the Universe based on the latest data. With this, you can experience space travel. Please stop by our booth and enjoy the Universe!
11-12 Hokkaido University Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. The University was originally founded as Sapporo Agricultural College in 1876 to educate students to become national leaders and to help develop Hokkaido.

Boasting one of the biggest campuses in Japan, the university houses exceptional research facilities, a university hospital and one of the world’s largest research forests. This combination provides a comprehensive research environment and the highest quality education.

Today, our researchers in the social and natural sciences, as well as in the humanities, are advancing human knowledge through their outstanding work, which has been recognized many institutions, including the Nobel Prize Committee.

11-12 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is nestled against a forested hillside overlooking a beautiful shoreline and coral reefs.

There are no academic departments at OIST, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community (60 faculty members, 160 students, and 400 researchers) is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

11-12 Osaka University Osaka University has embarked on open research revolution from a position as Japan’s most innovative university and among the most innovative institutions in the world according to Reuters’ 2015 Top 100 Innovative Universities and the Nature Index Innovation 2017. The university’s ability to innovate from the stage of fundamental research through the creation of useful technology with economic impact stems from its broad disciplinary spectrum.

The university covers a full repertoire of academic disciplines. In particular, it is a renowned international hub for immunology research hosting prestigiousImmunology Frontier Research Center. Its cutting-edge research on robotics is also highly and globally appraised. Hiroshi Ishiguro, a world leader of android science, and Minoru Asada, a pioneer of cognitive developmental robotics are the outstanding figures for this interdisciplinary research in which cognitive science, neuroscience, neuroscience, and human-oriented robotics are integrated.

13-14 National Laboratories of the US Dept. of Energy An outgrowth of immense investment in scientific research initiated by the U.S. Government during World War II, the National Laboratories have served as the leading institutions for scientific innovation in the United States for more than seventy years.

The Energy Department’s 17 National Labs tackle the critical scientific challenges of our time – from improving national security to discovering the origins of our universe – and possess unique instruments and facilities, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. They address large scale, complex research and development challenges with a multidisciplinary approach that places an emphasis on translating basic science to innovation.

15 UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences A $14 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates nearly 70,000 employees, more than 25 hospitals, 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.2 million-member Insurance Services Division. As UPMC works in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, and UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners on four continents.
16 Exploratorium The Exploratorium is a playful learning laboratory of more than 650 interactive exhibits and experiences that ignite curiosity and transform the way people learn. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe.
17 Knowable Magazine from Annual Reviews About Knowable Magazine

What is known? What isn’t known? Knowable Magazine, the digital magazine from Annual Reviews, reports on the current state of play across a wide variety of fields — from agriculture to high-energy physics; biochemistry to water security; psychology to genetics. Targeting a savvy, science-interested audience, Knowable Magazine explores the real-world significance of scholarly work. In its scope are major issues of the day, including health and disease, aging, climate change, the environment, work and schools, technology, economics and human behavior.

Produced by experienced science journalists, Knowable Magazine taps the deep wells of knowledge in the 50 Annual Review journals, using them as springboards for compelling, independent, reliable storytelling. Free to read and published under a CC-BY license, Knowable Magazine offers practical intelligence from research with occasional forays into wonder and awe.


18, 19 Johnson & Johnson Innovation Championing Science through Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Science impacts our lives in every imaginable way. From antibiotics and vaccines, to personalized medicine, wearable devices and 3D printing, science has improved the human condition, leading to longer, healthier, happier lives. Because bringing great ideas from concept to reality can be daunting, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC helps scientists, entrepreneurs, and emerging companies speed healthcare solutions worldwide. We work to accelerate innovation at all stages by enabling collaboration and one-stop access to science and technology experts across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. We also support programs that fuel the next generation of innovators, celebrate the power of science to change the world, and drive public engagement in science. Because a great idea can come from anywhere, we are proud to champion science globally. For more information visit www.jnjinnovation.com.

20 General Atomics The Energy Group at General Atomics (GA) pioneers advanced technologies with world-changing potential. We have been at the cutting edge of energy innovation since the dawn of the atomic age – more than 60 years. With scientists and engineers continually advancing the frontier of scientific discovery, we are serving our growing planet’s needs through safe, sustainable, and economical solutions across a comprehensive array of key energy technologies.
21 Copernicus ECMWF Copernicus, the European Union’s flagship for climate and atmospheric analysis: At our exhibition stand we provide an overview of how Copernicus is equipping society, policy-makers and industry with free open data it offers to mitigate climate threats, adapt to change and capitalise on opportunities. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is operating two Copernicus services on behalf of the European Union: the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
22 Deep Carbon Observatory The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is an international network of more than 1000 multi-disciplinary scientists committed to investigating the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon in deep Earth.
23 Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) annually unites highly talented young researchers from all over the world (undergraduates, PhD candidates and postdocs) in mathematics and computer science with recipients of the most prestigious awards in these disciplines: laureates of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize.

Since 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Each year, around 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau (Germany) to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world.

24 Klaus Tschira Stiftung The Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) was created in 1995 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira, and is located in Heidelberg, Germany. It is one of Europe’s large privately funded non-profit foundations. The KTS promotes the advancement of natural sciences, mathematics and computer science and strives to raise appreciation for these fields. The Foundation has founded its own non-profit affiliations, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF), the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik), the Science Media Center Germany (SMC), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) – who will also be represented at the booth. The Foundation’s commitments begin in the kindergartens and continue through schools, universities and research facilities. The KTS supports both the development and intelligible presentation of research findings. It supports non-profit organizations at both the regional and national level.
25 10X Genomics
26 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Mass., dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Established in 1930 on a recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences, its primary mission is to understand the ocean and its interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate a basic understanding of the ocean’s role in the changing global environment.
27 Columbia Journalism School Columbia’s master’s programs provide journalists with a unique opportunity to hone and deepen their journalistic abilities at any point in their careers. Our mission is to give students the tools that will help them over the long term as journalists. These include intensive individual coaching in writing and reporting provided by the nationally renowned journalists on our faculty.

If you seek a life that is fast-paced and exciting, are curious, open-minded, and like to write. Your engagement with the world makes you determined to live on the front lines and make a difference. If journalism is your calling, answer it at Columbia.

28 International Institute for Sustainable Development The mission of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is to promote human development and environmental sustainability through innovative research, communication and partnerships.

Established in 1990, IISD is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development. We report on international negotiations, conduct rigorous research, and engage citizens, businesses and policy-makers on the shared goal of developing sustainably.

The institute has offices in Canada, Switzerland and the United States, and operates in over 70 countries around the world.

29 AstraZeneca
30 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.
31 RIKEN RIKEN is the largest of Japan’s national science institutes, encompassing a network of world-class research centers across Japan. Known for high-quality cutting-edge research in diverse scientific disciplines, RIKEN is where nihonium—the 113th element—was discovered. Basic scientific research at RIKEN has also led to advances in organ and tissue regeneration, including the first clinical trial to replace damaged retinas with transplants grown from induced pluripotent stem cells. Other recent research has led to better tumor detection via tissue clearing, the most accurate measurement to date of the proton’s mass, and ways to help plants thrive in drought and poor soil conditions. RIKEN also has several large research facilities, including the K computer that has been used to develop algorithms for forecasting the weather, and the RI Beam factory that can be used to explore how heavy nuclei might be created in supernova explosions.
32 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope The development of innovative space technology at NASA creates a pipeline of advancements that benefit society. An international collaboration among NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is the world’s largest and most technologically advanced space telescope ever built.  The observatory will peer back in time over 13.5 billion years to see the first galaxies born after the Big Bang. Webb is expected to create an avalanche of scientific discoveries and will help us answer fundamental questions about our universe: Where do we come from? Where are we going? Are we alone?  All parts of the telescope will be compiled, tested, and readied for launch in Kourou, French Guiana to begin its 1-million-mile journey from Earth.   Webb will bring together the technology, science, and unique global observations to provide technical benefits, support the innovation economy, and invest in scientific discovery.
33 Korea Institute of Science and Technology KIST celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. We are putting all our efforts to launch the next 50 years by meeting global challenges such as aging society and shortages of energy and food resources head on while preparing for the new future with convergence research and open cooperation. In addition, KIST is concentrating its research capability on making sure our research outcomes which will translate into greater competitiveness for Korean businesses. Given that KIST was born out of international development aids, we believe it is timely to return the favor by disseminating the KIST model, a science-based official development assistance(ODA), thereby contributing to the betterment of the global community while enhancing Korea’s status in the world. As KIST is preparing to tackle the next 50 years, all KIST members promise to journey into the new 50 years with even more enthusiasm and hard work to open up the new future for the people and society.

Website : http://eng.kist.re.kr

34 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
35 MIT Press The MIT Press is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology. This does not mean that science and engineering are all we publish, but it does mean that we are committed to the edges and frontiers of the world—to exploring new fields and new modes of inquiry. We publish about 200 new books a year and 150 issues from over 30 journals. Our goal is to create content that is challenging, creative, attractive, and yet affordable to individual readers.
36 AIDSVu AIDSVu is an interactive online mapping tool that visualizes the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across the U.S., allowing users to understand HIV where they live. AIDSVu data can be visualized by prevalence, new diagnoses, and mortality at the state, county, and ZIP code levels.The maps can be viewed alongside social determinants of health–such as poverty, high school education, median household income, etc. AIDSVu was developed by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with Gilead Sciences.