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Professor Dr. Ewald Nowotny 

Governor Oesterreichische Nationalbank

“Medical research has more and more socioeconomic importance for Austrian society. Increase in average life span brings a shift in the disease profile of the nation, with disorders such as dementia, diabetes and cancer becoming proportionally more frequent, costly and debilitating. There is an obligation to reduce work-induced diseases while helping improving quality of life also for the elderly. Investments in institutions that do world-class research on understanding diseases at the mechanistic level are fundamental in allowing society to face these challenges. I know that CeMM is a pioneer in establishing the scientific fundaments for personalized, precise medicine and for the sake of the nation and its economy, but also for the well-being of its citizens, I wish it all success and support possible.”