News and events

New body AsSIST-UK set up with the explicit goal of engaging with science and science policy

6 April 2016

The formal launch on the 6th April 2016 of the ‘Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology-UK’ was co-chaired by Andrew Webster and Robin Williams.

Political Studies Association (PSA) 66th Annual International Conference

21 March 2016

Theo Papaioannou, Andrew Watkins, Dinar Kale and Julius Mugwagwa participate in the PSA Annual International Conference 21 – 23 March 2016.

Niki Vermeulen working on ‘Virtual Edinburgh’ initiative with Bill Jenkins at STIS

1 March 2016

‘Curious Edinburgh’ is a project about the history of science, technology and medicine in Edinburgh.

Innogen Success in REF 2014

14 January 2016

The Innogen Institute, based at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University, achieved excellent results in the latest UK research evaluation, called the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

IBioIC’s 2nd Annual Conference: ‘Realising the Opportunity’

7 January 2016

Joyce Tait discussed ‘The Challenges & Barriers to Industrial Biotechnology’ on 29 January 2016 at the IBioIC’s Conference.

James Mittra’s new book ‘The New Health Bioeconomy - R&D Policy and Innovation for the Twenty-First Century’ now available

26 November 2015

This book provides original insights into how “new biology” and “translational” policies to drive a health bioeconomy are reshaping innovation ecosystems, and disrupting R&D practices, institutional and professional boundaries, and notions of “value” in healthcare.

Joyce Tait at EMBO Conference in Heidelberg, 5-6 November 2015

24 November 2015

At the EMBO/EMBL Science and Society Conference Joyce Tait talked about ’Who needs biotechnology, who wants it and who are the stakeholders?‘

2nd AfricaLics Conference, Kigali, Rwanda, 17-19 November 2015

10 November 2015

Among the Innogen researchers traveling to Rwanda to attend and present at the conference, Geoff Banda will talk about drug development in Africa.

Joyce Tait gives presentation at the Royal Irish Academy

10 November 2015

Joyce talks about ‘Risk regulation, uncertainty and ethics in governing biotechnologies’ on the 10th of November 2015.

 

Joanna Chataway moderated discussion at Congress of Vienna 2015

5 November 2015

Professor Joanna Chataway moderated the Technology, Economic Growth, Distribution and Stability session.