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Dr Carol George

EBiSC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

carol.george@ed.ac.uk

0131 651 3836

Edinburgh Law School
University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

www.law.ed.ac.uk/people/carolgeorge

Carol George is a graduate of the AHRC-SCRIPT Centre at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and Research Fellow in the EBiSC project for the establishment of the European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. She is interested in collaborative approaches to governance of emerging bio-medical technologies, with an emphasis on human stem cells, in commercial and global contexts. The 3-year EBiSC project, coordinated by Roslin Cells and Pfizer, is funded jointly by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) of the European Commission and members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). In addition to facilitating initial legal and ethical frameworks, Carol examines the needs and interests of public and private depositors and users of the Bank, with a view to iterative development of a structure that is capable of financial independence and can act as a model for other stem cell collections.

Prior to her PhD (‘Openness and the Governance of Commercialisation of Human Stem Cells) Carol completed an LLM in Public International Law (London School of Economics & Political Science), worked in the WTO Practice Group of global law firm Baker & McKenzie, and was Head of Policy at Cambridge-based PHG (public health genomics) Foundation. Carol also has degrees in Science (BSc Biology) and Law (LLB) from the University of British Columbia, and practiced commercial law in British Columbia, Canada.

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