Friday, 24. January 2014 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s new advisory committee consisting of a panel of international experts will hold its first working session next week in Berlin. The Scientific Advisory Board will advise the Secretary-General in matters of science, research and technology. Included among the 26 members from various scientific disciplines is the microbiologist Professor Jörg Hacker, the President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina which has its headquarters in Halle (Saale). The constituent meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board will begin with an inauguration ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on Thursday, 30 January.