News and events

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.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Fredrick Ajwang

11 May 2020

We speak with Dr Fredrick Ajwang a Postdoctoral Researcher at University College Dublin’s School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe). Fredrick carried out his PhD studies at the Open University under the supervision of David Wield, Julius Mugwagwa and Charlotte Cross. His thesis explored the governance and regulatory challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Kenya’s fresh and vegetables export value chain and ways to ensure that they remain in the value chain. Now, he is exploring innovative ways to mitigate violence in ethnically divided societies and promote development.

Meet our Researchers: Prof. Smita Srinivas

21 April 2020

We speak with Prof. Smita Srinivas, Professorial Research Fellow, at The Open University (UK) Founder Director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab) and Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (India). Her work focusses on economics and public policy. In 2015 she received the EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) Myrdal Prize for her book on the health industry "Market Menagerie". We discuss her latest paper: Economics and Public Health: a case for interdisciplinary cohesion in the time of Coronavirus and the relevance of her work to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Innogen Research on Covid-19

27 March 2020

Recent publications by Innogen members draw attention to lessons learnt from previous outbreaks of infectious disease, and to the importance of ‘local health’ and the law in global health emergencies.

Engineering and Development

19 March 2020

Innogen researchers, Peter Robbins and David Wield have edited a Special Issue of the Journal of International Development entitled ‘The global and the local in engineering and international development’

Innogen researchers to deliver new Masters programme in Global Development at the OU

12 March 2020

The Open University has unveiled its new postgraduate Development programme, successor to the popular and influential MSc in Development Management.