News and events

Joyce Tait joins the Regulatory Horizons Council

16 September 2020

Innogen’s co-Director has been appointed as a member of the UK Government’s new Regulatory Horizons Council, an independent expert committee set up to provide impartial, expert advice on the regulatory reform required to support the rapid and safe introduction of new technologies.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Mark Lamont

9 September 2020

Dr Mark Lamont, Lecturer in International Development at The School of Social Sciences & Global Studies Development, The Open University, joined Innogen in June 2020. After completing his PhD in Social Anthropology at The University of Edinburgh, he has worked at The University of Victoria, Canada; Goldsmiths, The University of London; and The British Institute in Eastern Africa. He is currently working on research projects in Kenya that promote sustainable community development and resilience. In this Q&A he highlights the need to redesign the application of social science research to address global challenges and growing inequalities.

Ground-breaking carbon recycling project set to transform food production systems

20 July 2020

Innogen researchers are part of the Innovate-UK funded project REACT-FIRST, which brings together ten industry and academic partners to develop a scalable route to generate animal feed from captured carbon dioxide.

Analysis of the social impact of lockdowns in Africa

19 July 2020

As part of TIBA (the NIHR Global Health Research Unit Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa at the University of Edinburgh), Geoff Banda and Vera Florida Mugittu have contributed to a new report on the social impact of Covid-19 mitigation measures on nine African countries.

Professor Smita Srinivas receives the 2021 Ayres Award

9 July 2020

Professor Smita Srinivas has been honoured by the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) for her outstanding work in the area of institutional economics.

New dataset to study the history of genomics

25 June 2020

The team working on the ERC-funded project Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics (TRANSGENE), which comprises various Innogen members, have published a freely available online dataset that enables users to identify overlooked individuals, institutions and connections in the history of genomic science.

Drug manufacturing in Africa e-book hit

18 June 2020

A free e-book featuring innogen's research into drug manufacturing in Africa has become one of Palgrave Macmillan’s top five open access downloads of all time.

SPRE webinar on working with policymakers

16 June 2020

On the 12th June, Nick Bibby, Director of the Scottish Policy and Research Exchange, led an online discussion with over 20 Innogen and OU Scotland researchers on how to engage with the world of policy.

Securing a globally fair diffusion of COVID-19 vaccines

28 May 2020

Writing for the Open University’s Social Scientific Research in the Time of COVID-19 series of informed articles, Innogen’s Director, Theo Papaioannou, argues that combating the pandemic will require global application of a non-ideal justice in innovation.