15 May 2013 - Forum Director undertakes book reviews and stakeholder events
Steve Yearley explores new avenues for engagement.
14 May 2013 - Robot-inspired new musical work to be premiered
An innovative project fusing arts and science will get its first public airing at the Royal Society of Edinburgh today.
17 April 2013 - MSc BIG info session
Join our live online session and find out more about the Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance.
17 April 2013 - Forum writer in residence publishes first novel
Pippa Goldschmidt’s book runner-up in Dundee International Book Prize.
02 April 2013 - Shared horizons
Senior lecturer to represent RCUK at US conference.
28 March 2013 - Forum Deputy Director addresses meeting in Lübeck
Catherine Lyall speaks on "Genetic Transparency" at workshop funded by German Government.
26 March 2013 - Prof Gillespie named RSE Fellow
Prof Iain Gillespie named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
26 March 2013 - “Could too little play-time harm children and society?” experts set to debate
Pat Kane joined by other specialists in play, at Edinburgh International Science Festival event.
11 March 2013 - The Evaporation of Things symposium
Event to examine how digital technology is resulting in the “evaporation” of real “things”
27 February 2013 - Forum engages with government scientific advisors
Forum Director involved in chief scientific advisor events.
26 February 2013 - New "Bright Ideas" Fellows welcomed to the Forum
Forum’s latest Visiting Fellows hail from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Scottish Parliament.
22 February 2013 - Forum academics produce special section of Science and Public Policy
Isabel Fletcher and Catherine Lyall co-edit journal on "Investing in Interdisciplinarity"
21 February 2013 - Forum Researchers receive ESRC award to investigate the politics of monitoring
Eugénia Rodrigues and Steve Yearley to be co-investigators in a major new research initiative.
20 February 2013 - Forum “gets creative” about factual life-science writing
Visiting Research Fellow organises “sell-out” workshop as part of “Innovative Learning Week”.
18 April 2013 - Major ERC grant takes Egenis forward
Director awarded funding worth €1.9 million.
12 February 2013 - Forum Director nominated for teaching award
Steve Yearley in the running for Edinburgh University Students’ Association prize
11 February 2013 - Tell them our stories
Exhibits from Surgeons’ Hall Museum “brought to life” at public event
06 February 2013 - Debating Scottish Science and Innovation
Innogen will be hosting a debate on Scottish science, innovation and independence at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on 1 April 2013.
30 January 2013 - Diagnosis and innovative health technologies
What is the impact of technology on diagnosis?
22 January 2013 - Edinburgh young people to engage with nature conservation
Come along and watch our conservation-themed pantomime!
17 January 2013 - New book from Egenis researcher
Lecturer Hannah Farrimond is the author of a new textbook.
16 January 2013 - Considering risk assessment and regulation of emerging life science technologies
Forum Fellow convenes scientists, social scientists and policy professionals, to facilitate foresight on regulation.
14 January 2013 - Research in a Nutshell
Genomics Forum staff talk about their research in 1 minute videos.
17 December 2012 - The Evolving Promise of the Life Sciences Global Forum
Blogs and photographs of the OECD/Genomics Forum event published.
13 December 2012 - Cesagen Director at Beijing International Bioethics Symposium
Professor Chadwick travels to China for major Bioethics conference
11 December 2012 - Director in dialogue
Director joins Nobel anniversary celebration.
30 November 2012 - The Carbon Crunch
Steve Yearley reviews Dieter Helm’s book – on how we’re getting climate change wrong – for the Times Higher Education magazine.
27 November 2012 - Forum Director to address Gairdner Foundation/Genome Canada event
Steve Yearley to speak at leading international genomics conference
22 November 2012 - OECD/Genomics Forum conference attracts media attention
“The Observer” publishes article on issues raised in marine biotech session
22 November 2012 - Senior lecturer co-authors GYA Open Science statement
GYA member Sabina Leonelli supports call for Open Science
20 November 2012 - Dignity: A Tale of Two Wards
Dr. Win Tadd and team celebrate the offical launch of the DVD they produced from their Dignity in Practice project.
09 November 2012 - Expert Global Forum to Consider the "Evolving Promise of the Life Sciences"
Leading experts in life and social sciences consider perspectives on historic and evolving biotechnological developments.
08 November 2012 - Neuro-Ethics Film Festival 2012 to Examine Ethical Implications of How Our Brains Govern Our Behaviour
2012 programme for Biomedical Ethics Film Festival announced.
08 November 2012 - Photographer-in-Residence's work shown at "Portraits of Britain" exhibition
Genomics Forum photographer's work appears at exhibition celebrating UK social sciences.
05 November 2012 - Festival Event Asks: “Could a Biotech Revolution Transform Scotland and Ignite Interest in the Life Sciences?”
Biotechnology at centre of Genomics Forum and Innogen Festival of Social Science Event.
24 October 2012 - Cell Culture - Examining how science and literature interact
Leading authors to discuss how the life sciences influence their work.
10 October 2012 - Co-director retires
One of Egenis’s founding Directors, Professor Steve Hughes, has retired.
09 October 2012 - Revaluing science
Sabina Leonelli was invited to speak at the Royal Society.
05 October 2012 - Global pandemics, science in literature and the importance of biotechnology to Scotland...
Genomics Forum announces diverse and engaging events for the autumn.
03 October 2012 - Global Biobanking Summit
Ruth Chadwick and Cardiff Law School's Atina Krajewska on the new EU Data Protection Regulation
02 October 2012 - Honour for Egenis alumnus
Recognition for former PhD student from the American Philosophical Association.
27 September 2012 - Forum workshop considers impact of converging technologies (CTs)
Experts debate influence of CTs on science, society and democracy.
26 September 2012 - Filmmakers-in-Residence put work of Genomics Network in focus
Impact of the Genomics Forum and Network to be documented in film.
14 September 2012 - Nobel Week Dialogue
Director invited to join special Nobel anniversary celebration.
06 September 2012 - Autism diagnosis and social skills
New research examines the effects of an autism diagnosis on children's development of social skills.
13 September 2012 - Experts meet to discuss improving intelligence relating to emerging bio-weapon threats
Scientists, sociologists and security and policy experts meet to discuss improving intelligence on emerging security threats from biotech.
11 September 2012 - Director joins the Project
Article on evolutionary theory among Project Syndicate's 'most read'.
10 September 2012 - Joan Haran Article Featured in Western Mail
Research Fellow Joan Haran has article published in the Western Mail
06 September 2012 - Debate around human cloning set to be reignited
Join us for a dramatised reading of Caryl Churchill’s play A Number.
05 September 2012 - A twistedly clever, frighteningly plausible dystopian glimpse
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod on Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2012 longlist
31 August 2012 - Celebrating 10 years of Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences
Innogen will mark its 10th Anniversary on 7 November 2012 at the Playfair Library in Edinburgh.
31 August 2012 - The Innogen Review 2012 has arrived
The 2nd edition of the Innogen Review is now available for download.
31 August 2012 - Mugwagwa named a 'Future Research Leader'
Innogen's Julius Mugwagwa awarded a 3-year project grant under the ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme.
31 August 2012 - Calvert part of landmark SynBio grant
Innogen's Jane Calvert has been named co-investigator on a large multi-institutional Synthetic Biology grant.
29 August 2012 - Those soft green hills, the ledged sea-cliffs, the shallow lochs, those curving sweeps of sand...
Forum's Creative Space team head to Orkney
17 August 2012 - Forum Playwright-in-Residence wins Fringe First award
Peter Arnott’s play about US war veterans receives prestigious recognition.
16 August 2012 - Scientists in fiction – creative or crazed geniuses?
Science at school is seen as a facts and figures discipline but it’s a rich source of innovation..
16 August 2012 - Congratulations to Genomics Forum former Writer in Residence!
Ken MacLeod has been appointed Writer in Residence at Edinburgh Napier University
06 August 2012 - Will DIY-bio potentially benefit or threaten society?
DIY-Bio: Empowerment or anarchy? Edinburgh International Book Festival debate
03 August 2012 - Tait and Mittra among top tweeted authors
Innogen’s Joyce Tait and James Mittra make Elsevier’s ‘Top Ten Shared Articles 2012’ list.
03 August 2012 - Papaioannou quoted in Harvard Business Review
Innogen’s Theo Papaioannou of the Open University was quoted in the Harvard Business Review July – August 2012.
03 August 2012 - Tait joins prestigious advisory committee
Innogen Scientific Advisor Joyce Tait has been appointed to the Department of Health’s recently established Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC).
03 August 2012 - Smith’s biofuels book goes global
James Smith’s revolutionary book "Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk" has been reprinted and translated to German.
23 July 2012 - Cardiff sciSCREEN at the UK Summer Science Festivals
The sciSCREEN film debates model of public engagement stopped in at Cheltenham and Cardiff Science Festivals
17 July 2012 - New book explores heredity
Egenis Associate Fellow Staffan Müller-Wille is the co-author of a new book, 'A Cultural History of Heredity'.
13 July 2012 - Call for Documentary Filmmaker in Residence
Applications invited for documentary filmmaker in residence opportunity
02 July 2012 - Genomics Forum announces new Deputy Director appointment
Dr Catherine Lyall to take up new post from July
25 June 2012 - 'Grand challenge' symposium considers implications of epigenetics to society
World experts meet in Edinburgh to consider how life experiences impact on our genes.
21 June 2012 - Bio-hackers, mad scientists and society’s influence on our genetics to be debated at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2012
Genomics Forum delighted to develop three events as part of this year's Book Festival programme.
19 June 2012 - Call for scientists to promote sustainability
Sabina Leonelli endorses Global Young Academy call
15 June 2012 - Briefing on RELU Programme outcomes
Innogen’s Catherine Lyall briefs on the RELU programme’s knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary outcomes.
14 June 2012 - Ethical Issues in Treating Mitochondrial Disease
Cesagen's Dr. Rebecca Dimond comments on Nuffield Council on Bioethics report
07 June 2012 - Learning and Innovation in Agri-Export Industries
A new book by Dr Maurice Bolo based on his Innogen PhD thesis.
31 May 2012 - ‘Beautiful’ thesis wins award
Dr Anna Harris has won an award for her ‘beautiful thesis’.
29 May 2012 - Rothamsted GM Wheat Trial: What can social science can tell us?
The genetically modified food controversy has once again come to a head, following protests of the GM wheat trial by Rothamsted Research.
28 May 2012 - Forum’s Writer in Residence scripts graphic story about stem cells
Ken MacLeod collaborates in inventive approach to telling the story of stem cell research
24 May 2012 - 3 New Publications in EGN Genetics and Society Book Series
Three new books in the EGN Genetics and Society book series have been published by Routledge this April and May.
23 May 2012 - Call for Applications for Photographer in Residence
Great opportunity for a recently-graduated photographer to gain experience working creatively in an education/research environment.
18 May 2012 - The End of Drug Discovery?
Listen to Innogen’s Scientific Advisor, Prof Joyce Tait, discuss “The End of Drug Discovery” on BBC Radio 4.
17 May 2012 - Richard Watermeyer Successful in Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Tender
Cesagen's Richard Watermeyer has successfully led a tender to the HFEA relating to mitochondrial disease
16 May 2012 - Raising awareness of EU-US Biological and Medical Sciences Cooperation
The Information Technology Future of Medicine project is launching a series of seminars to be held in Washington DC
14 May 2012 - 'Saving Sebastian' event launched
'Saviour sibling’ fiction prompts ethical debate.
10 May 2012 - Consulting on rare diseases
Prof David Wield (Director of Innogen) will speak at Rare Disease UK’s Stakeholder Engagement Event for Scotland to address the research aspect of the consultation on the UK plan for rare diseases.
09 May 2012 - Could reading Harry Potter help scientists cure the common cold?
New research to examine the influence of literature upon scientists.
04 May 2012 - Working Summit: Ethics and Law - Imagined Futures
Cesagen researchers involved in working session to draft White Paper on whole genome sequencing
04 May 2012 - Lost and found in translation
Read Julius Mugwagwa's new Innogen blog post based on his recent travels in Francophone Africa.
01 May 2012 - Facts - but not fictions - from the EGN conference
Read reports from the EGN conference on the conference blog.
27 April 2012 - Cape Times: From Exchange to Change
Julius Mugwagwa reports from Forum 2012, the 14th edition of the Global Forum for Health Research, currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa.
26 April 2012 - Innogen Scholars to tackle ‘The Global Health Challenge’
A panel of past and present Innogen scholars are set to present an interesting discussion at the 2012 International BISA-ISA Conference in June.
24 April 2012 - Paul Oldham Publishes PLoS One Article
Cesagen's Paul Oldham and Stephen Hall publish interactive workbook entitled 'Synthetic Biology: Mapping the Scientific Landscape'
24 April 2012 - Dignity in Practice Article Wins Outstanding Paper Award
Win Tadd and the Dignity in Practice team's recent article has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
20 April 2012 - The Green Paradox
Professor Steve Yearley reviews Hans-Werner Sinn’s latest book, for Times Higher Education magazine.
11 April 2012 - Behind the Scenes at The Fly Room
Learn how the Forum’s Resident Playwright develops his genomics drama.
12 April 2012 - Innovation Book of the Week
David Castle’s book “The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology Innovation” is featured as the Belfer Center’s Innovation Book of the Week.
11 April 2012 - Genomics, drama and literature combine at the British Library
Forum resident writers feature in an exciting evening of fact and fiction.
10 April 2012 - Creating with Creation
Innogen's Jane Calvert to participate in Edinburgh International Science Festival event on synthetic biology and making 'biology easier to engineer'.
10 April 2012 - Biofuels; An Ethical Solution? Panel Discussion
Joyce Tait and David Castle to join expert panel discussion on the environmental and ethical implications of biofuels at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
10 April 2012 - Are Scientists Human?
Creative writing workshop to explore the “human face” of science.
05 April 2012 - Jenny Kitzinger Awarded Residential Visiting Fellowship
Cesagen Associate Jenny Kitzinger is awarded a residential visiting fellowship with the Brocher Foundation
30 March 2012 - Genomics Forum Participates in Edinburgh International Science Festival
Genomics Forum “delighted” to contribute to the 2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival.
29 March 2012 - Health Innovation & Social Equity in the 21st Century Workshop
The OU Institute of Philosophy and Innogen present a discussion on multidisciplinary approaches to health injustices.
28 March 2012 - Dr Win Tadd's Letter to The Telegraph Published
Cesagen's Dr Tadd and colleagues issue a letter to The Telegraph on the treatment of older people in healthcare settings
23 March 2012 - Rehearsals for "Talent Night at The Fly Room" Progress Apace
Preparations for Peter Arnott’s Genomics Revue come to fruition.
20 March 2012 - Debating testing for inherited heart conditions
Footballer's collapse highlights debate on testing for inherited heart conditions.
20 March 2012 - Dr Win Tadd on BBC Radio Wales
Cesagen's Dr Win Tadd is interviewed on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show regarding dignity and vulnerable adults
19 March 2012 - Focus on health research
A new research group based at Egenis is seeking collaborators from across the University, and beyond.
19 March 2012 - Governing Synthetic Biology
Read the latest in the Appropriate Governance of Life Science briefing series by Joyce Tait
15 March 2012 - Talking `Climategate` in Norway
Forum Director Steve Yearley visits TIK Centre, Oslo.
15 March 2012 - Forum Writer in Residence wins Award
Pippa Goldschmidt wins Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.
14 March 2012 - Richard Twine Speaks at North Lancashire Green Party Public Meeting
Cesagen's Richard Twine delivers a presentation to North Lancashire Green Party on 'Why are there not more vegans?'
06 March 2012 - Dignity and Older People Website Launched
A new website has been launched relating to Dr Win Tadd's work on the dignity of older people.
28 February 2012 - Cesagen Featured in Cardiff News
Cesagen's Ruth Chadwick and Adam Hedgecoe offer comment for an article on the future of genetics
27 February 2012 - Sir John Sulston Public Lecture Confirmed
Sir John Sulston FRS visits Lancaster Town Hall to talk about our biological heritage in May 2012.
23 February 2012 - Playwright in Residence - new work set to fly
Peter Arnott is under commission by the Traverse Theatre to write a genomics-related play.
16 February 2012 - Growing ideas
Prof Paul Thompson was the key speaker at an 'Ethical issues in agriculture' workshop.
16 February 2012 - Mediating Climate Change
Book review by Genomics Forum Director, Steve Yearley for Times Higher Education magazine.
14 February 2012 - Sharing Bright Ideas
Alessandro Delfanti concluded his visit to the Genomics Forum with a workshop on sharing.
08 February 2012 - Public Health Genomics Foundation appoints Former Forum Researcher
Congratulations to Dr Nina Hallowell on her new role.
03 February 2012 - Processes of Life
The latest book by Egenis Director John Dupré is a collection of essays on the philosophy of biology.
19 January 2012 - Prestigious international academics visit the Genomics Forum as Bright Ideas Fellows
A great line up of events for February and March 2012
18 January 2012 - Playing God
On Tuesday 17 January, the BBC Horizon programme focused on synthetic biology
11 January 2012 - The hidden costs of personalised medicine?
Michael Morrison reflects on healthcare and the high-tech revolution
09 January 2012 - Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics Published
Cesagen Director Ruth Chadwick has second edition of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics published
06 January 2012 - Going global
Sabina Leonelli selected for Global Young Academy
15 December 2011 - Free Open Educational Resources
Now online: intro to technology and innovation policy research
15 December 2011 - Best oral presentation
Geoff Banda delivers at the 4th ANDI conference
15 December 2011 - Getting Creative
Lisa Matthews sparkles as the Genomics Forum’s final Bright Ideas Fellow of 2011
13 December 2011 - ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship
Innogen invites applications for PhD study
12 December 2011 - Job opportunities at the Genomics Forum
Two exciting vacancies for an Events Manager and Press and Communications Officer.
09 December 2011 - Synthetic meat for thought
Neil Stephens' research on In Vitro Meat is featured in the Scientific American blog
08 December 2011 - Oscar Forero is profiled in the Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network Newsletter
Oscar talks about his research on benefit sharing, biodiversity and indigenous people's rights.
06 December 2011 - Knowledge Brokers
More than 200 attending the Genomics Forum’s Bridging the Gap Conference on Wednesday 7 December 2011.
06 December 2011 - Speakers echo Innogen findings
Joyce Tait and Jo Chataway blog from the FT Global Pharma & Biotech conference
07 November 2011 - Sociology journal special issue
Call for submissions for issue to be edited by EGN team
01 December 2011 - Questions about drive to diagnose autism
A new study queries the drive to diagnose very young children with autism
30 November 2011 - Steve Yearley to be new ECRR chairman
Genomics Forum Director, Professor Steve Yearley, has become the new Executive Committee Chairman of the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research (ECRR).
29 November 2011 - Shooting Wildlife
Photographers are encouraged to get wildlife in their sights for the EUZOOS-XXI International Biological Art Contest.
24 November 2011 - Successful Translation: From Bench to Brain Art Exhibition
A report on a public engagement arts exhibition showcasing the work of Julia Thomas and Rhys Bevan-Jones during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
22 November 2011 - Britain In 2012
Enjoy a bumper number of Genomics Network articles in this annual ESRC publication.
17 November 2011 - Science and the public good
On 21 November the Genomics Forum hosts a joint public discussion event with both The Royal Society of London and Edinburgh.
10 November 2011 - Article receives top accolade
Steve Yearley is the author of Current Sociology's most cited article
03 November 2011 - Expert forum in Geneva
NIPD experts brought together by Egenis at Brocher Foundation
28 October 2011 - Stem cell pioneers discuss breakthroughs
Senior Research Fellow speaks at conference of world-leading stem cell researchers.
20 October 2011 - Bright Ideas on knowledge markets
Iain Gillespie joins the Forum as a Visiting Fellow
19 October 2011 - Argentina and the UK
Bright Ideas Fellow compares regulation on stem cells
13 October 2011 - Starring Frankenstein and a cast of vampires!
Check out the Genomics Networks events at the ERSC Festival of Social Science 2011
05 October 2011 - Brian Wynne Set For Battle Of Ideas
Cesagen's Professor Brian Wynne joins the Battle of Ideas Festival line-up
28 September 2011 - PET poll on genes and race
Have your say on genes, ancestry and racial identity.
26 September 2011 - Warm welcome to new Fellows
Egenis is delighted to welcome three new Research Fellows this month.
24 September 2011 - Press release: GM food solutions at risk from lobbyists
Joyce Tait's EMBO report draws on a decade of evidence
21 September 2011 - Call for 'Pugwash' papers
The first call for papers for an international workshop co-organised by Dr Alison Kraft has been issued.
19 September 2011 - New Research Fellow
Innogen welcomes Dr Isabel Fletcher
19 September 2011 - Exploring the Biotechnology Landscape
Peter Robbins and Farah Huzair examine Central and Eastern Europe in their new book.
19 September 2011 - Improving food and agricultural value chains
Joyce Tait and Joanna Chataway contribute to RAND Europe report
12 September 2011 - James Smith selected for RSE Young Academy of Scotland
New Academy to be launched in November
12 September 2011 - Congratulations to Ann Bruce
Ann awarded 2-year NERC Agri-Food Fellowship
12 September 2011 - GM crops and Food Security POSTnote
Joyce Tait contributes to Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology publication
06 September 2011 - Debating Darwinism
Experts gather at the Linnaen Society to discuss evolution.
31 August 2011 - Men and Monkeys Revisited
Join us for an exciting dramatic lecture from our Resident Playwright
30 August 2011 - Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Food Security at Cesagen
Oscar Forero explores Cesagen's work on food security
26 August 2011 - Keynote Session at Global Biobanking Conference
Cesagen Director Ruth Chadwick to host Global Biobanking keynote session following successful global webinar
15 August 2011 - Festival Blogs Now Live!
Genomics Forum blogs and author interviews direct from the Edinburgh Book Festival now available.
22 August 2011 - International Work on Patents
Cesagen's work on intellectual property and patents in the biosciences is profiled
19 August 2011 - Biosafety systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Read the newest brief in the Appropriate Governance of Life Sciences series
16 August 2011 - Blood on demand
Summer issue of Science Scotland looks at the generation of red blood cells from embryonic stem cells
12 August 2011 - Getting All Booked Up
The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 opens its doors this weekend (13-14 August) and the ESRC Genomics Forum looks forward to staging three highly topical debates.
12 August 2011 - Truth Machine Wins Book Award
Ruth McNally's co-authored text wins prestigious American Sociological Association award
09 August 2011 - Quasi-Religious Arguments in Social Debates About New Technologies
Seminar from our recent Bright Ideas Fellow John H. Evans now available on Forum’s You Tube Channel.
04 August 2011 - 'Splicing mice'; regulating human and animal mixtures
Haddow et al blog in response to the recent Academy of Medical Sciences report
28 July 2011 - Data Flows in Genomic and Environmental Science
Ruth McNally and Adrian Mackenzie deliver a public lecture at the e-Science Institute (e-SI)
27 July 2011 - Sexuality in Salt Lake City
Prof John Dupré took part in a public debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
25 July 2011 - A Perfect Moral Storm
A philosophers take on climate change is reviewed by Genomics Forum Director, Steve Yearley in the current edition of Times Higher Education.
21 July 2011 - The state is crucial to innovation
Mariana Mazzucato says 'The government's economic strategy isn't working'
21 July 2011 - Taking Practical Action to challenge poverty
Congratulations to James Smith, now a trustee and board member of Practical Action
20 July 2011 - "Well-researched and of outstanding quality"
Limits to Governance gets "rich" review
19 July 2011 - Registration open for Geneva meeting
NIPD experts brought together by Egenis at Brocher Foundation
18 July 2011 - CaTalyST Funding Secured
Ruth McNally to lead work package in £1.9m funded project
07 July 2011 - Available now
Interdisciplinary Research Journeys - a practical guidebook
07 July 2011 - Book Review of 'Mao's Great Famine'
Read Genomics Forum Director, Steve Yearley's review of the winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011.
06 July 2011 - Ruth Chadwick to Speak at Global Biobanking Ethics Webinar
Cesagen Director Ruth Chadwick has been invited to partake in a global biobanking ethics webinar alongside Nik Zeps and Bartha Knoppers
06 July 2011 - Join the debate at the Edinburgh Book Festival
The ESRC Genomics Forum is delighted to be sponsoring a series of panel debates as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011.
04 July 2011 - Dignity in Practice NHS Report Published
Dr Tadd and colleagues issue a report investigating older people's dignity in acute NHS Trusts
04 July 2011 - The entrepreneurial state
Mariana Mazzucato launches new Demos pamphlet on UK growth policy on 11 July in Parliament
01 July 2011 - 'Synthesis': exchanging notions of syn bio
Synthetic Aesthetics is bringing together artists, designers, synthetic biologists and engineers for a 6-day intensive exchange laboratory.
30 June 2011 - New Associate Director Appointment
Cesagen welcomes Maureen McNeil to the role of Associate Director
29 June 2011 - Biofuels boom in Africa
James Smith comments in the Guardian on UK private investment in biofuels
14 June 2011 - Egenis hosts international conference
Philosophers of science from around the world gathered in Exeter for an international conference.
09 June 2011 - Bright Ideas bring added value
Professor Francis Lee, of Linköping University is the first in an exciting list of Summer Bright Ideas Fellows visiting the Genomics Forum.
25 May 2011 - Call for workshops, panels, papers and posters
Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice: The importance of intermediaries (knowledge brokers) in producing research impact
19 May 2011 - Genetic medalling
Prof John Dupré was one of the speakers at a debate about genetics, race and sport.
18 May 2011 - Cesagen’s Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir Edits Journal Special Issue
Dr. Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir guest edits a special issue of Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology
18 May 2011 - Graeme Laurie elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Innogen is delighted that Prof Graeme Laurie has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
18 May 2011 - Climate Change still a `hot’ topic
During May 2011 Genomics Forum Director, Steve Yearley has been participating in a number of climate change related activities.
10 May 2011 - Lost - or found - in translation
Exploring the path from invention into innovation.
26 April 2011 - European grant success
Egenis co-director wins €70,000 EU funding as part of clinical trials project.
19 April 2011 - Lessons for Interdisciplinarity
Innogen’s recommendations on good practice in achieving successful interdisciplinary research are being immediately implemented by research councils.
19 April 2011 - TARGETed advice on biotech innovation
Alessandro Rosiello and Michele Mastroeni visited Lithuanian policy makers to provide guidance on how to create and support a biotech industry for their TARGET project.
14 April 2011 - Resident Playwright joins the ESRC Genomics Forum
The ESRC Genomics Forum in partnership with the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre is delighted to welcome Peter Arnott as Resident Playwright in a new joint artistic venture.
13 April 2011 - Current biofuel policies are unethical
Current UK and European polices on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics launched today by Joyce Tait.
30 March 2011 - Is the nature/nurture question in our DNA?
Professor Paul Griffiths takes a new look at an old argument.
14 March 2011 - Out Now `the gen' on-line
The latest edition of the newsletter of the ESRC Genomics Network is available to view and download online.
07 March 2011 - A full hand of new books
The ESRC Genomics Network Genetics and Society Book Series - Five exciting new titles for 2011.
02 March 2011 - Network Stars on Film
Four short videos featuring staff from across the Network.
01 March 2011 - Innogen article one of New Genetics and Society's Top Ten Most Downloaded of 2010
'Not "human" enough to be human but not “animal” enough to be animal - the case of the HFEA, cybrids and xenotransplantation in the UK' by Haddow et al
09 February 2011 - Rapid response to policymakers
Egenis is taking part in a government-commissioned pilot scheme.
03 February 2011 - Egenis contribution to biodiversity book
Professors write for new biodiversity resource.
02 February 2011 - Calling all playwrights!
The Genomics Forum is delighted to announce the launch of a new artistic venture.
29 January 2011 - Poetry Winners Announced
Winners of the ESRC Genomics Forum Poetry Competition were announced during a reception held on Saturday 29 January 2011 at the Scottish Poetry Library.
19 January 2011 - Gengage Network Secretary Vacancy - closing date 31 January 2011
Gengage (the Scottish Healthcare Genetics Public Engagement Network) is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team.
15 January 2011 - What next for NIPD?
Egenis Senior Research Fellow Dr Susan Kelly reflects on the current state of prenatal genetic diagnosis.
13 January 2011 - Innogen congratulates Alistair Kent on his OBE for services to heathcare
Alistair Kent, the Director of Genetic Alliance UK and Innogen Advisory Board member, has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to healthcare.
11 January 2011 - Director honoured
Egenis Director John Dupré has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
06 December 2010 - Genomics: offering the promise of a better future?
Press Notice highlighting the start of this year's annual EGN conference.
30 November 2010 - Balancing Benefits and Risks of Synthetic Biology
Heather Lowrie and Joyce Tait’s work used to develop recommendations by US Presidential Commission.
16 November 2010 - Social factors and autism
Social factors can play a key role in whether or not a child is diagnosed as autistic, a new study has found.
08 November 2010 - Innogen’s twentieth doctor
Congratulations to Lillian Jensen who recently passed her PhD viva and joined an impressive group of 19 others who have done the same at Innogen.
22 October 2010 - Rampaul Chamba awarded Phil Strong Memorial Prize
The 2010 recipient of the British Sociological Association prize is Innogen PhD student Rampaul Chamba for research in medical sociology.
18 October 2010 - Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk: The Biggest Change in North-South Relationships Since Colonialism?
James Smith examines the uncertainty of investing in biofuels in his new book.
13 October 2010 - Genes, context and ADHD
Ginny Russell looks at new research claiming a genetic link with ADHD.
30 September 2010 - Call for long-term view on biological research
A rethink is needed on the 'dire' situation of funding of databases, researchers say.
15 September 2010 - Wheat Genomes: Chinese Spring lifts gloom
Co-director Steve Hughes gives a cautious welcome to the sequencing of the wheat genome.
13 September 2010 - New edition of the ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter
The September 2010 issue of "the gen" is now available for download
09 September 2010 - Dr Richard Twine publishes book
A new book by Cesagen's Dr Richard Twine was published in the UK on the 20th August.
19 August 2010 - Genomics Forum Poetry Competition 2010
The Forum is delighted to announce a brand new writing competition for budding poets in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library.
16 August 2010 - Forum Director to advise the American Sociological Association
Professor Steve Yearley has been invited to serve as an international adviser to the American Sociological Association's (ASA) ‘Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change’ which starts work later this year.
16 August 2010 - Judged by genetics?
The Forum is looking forward to a lively discussion exploring the controversial issue of using DNA testing to determine the nationality of asylum seekers at its 'Judged by Genetics?' event at the Festival of Politics on 17/08/10.
04 August 2010 - Nature After the Genome
A new book exploring contemporary understandings of nature has been co-edited by Sarah Parry of Innogen and Egenis director John Dupré.
02 August 2010 - Promotion for Innogen Co-Director
Professor James Smith has been promoted to Personal Chair in African and Development Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
27 July 2010 - Forum at Edinburgh International Book Festival - ticket update
2 of the Forum's events are now SOLD OUT via the book festival's website but we still have a few complimentary tickets available.
29 June 2010 - The lost decade?
Egenis co-director Steve Hughes's thoughts on 10 years of human genome sequencing.
23 June 2010 - A question of interpretation
An NHS hospital is decoding the genes of individual patients. Dr Susan Kelly discusses the issues.
08 June 2010 - Colour Coded
Senior Research Fellow interviewed on Radio 4 programme about race.
24 May 2010 - Venter: Artificial living cell will benefit humanity
Ken MacLeod comments on Craig Venter's synthetic cell announcement in the Guardian's 'Comment is Free'.
17 May 2010 - New project examines online psychiatric genetic tests
A new research study is to examine the impacts of direct to consumer (DTC) access to genetic tests for serious psychiatric disorders.
14 May 2010 - Exploring the $1000 Genome
Cesagen's collaborative public engagement project with the Wales Gene Park and Techniquest, exhibits artwork at BayArts in Cardiff
13 May 2010 - RSE induction for Forum Director
Professor Steve Yearley, Director of the Genomics Forum was formally inducted into the Royal Soceity of Edinburgh last week (03 May 2010).
05 May 2010 - Creative Writing Workshop
Pippa Goldschmidt and Ken Macleod will deliver a creative writing workshop at the annual BSA/ Wellcome Science Communications conferece in London on Tuesday 25 May.
05 May 2010 - Bright Ideas Programme visits announced
The Forum has announced details of its first Bright Ideas Programme visitors.
05 May 2010 - Climate change event a success
Over 70 academics and environment experts attended today's (5 May) event exploring society's responses to climate change.
05 May 2010 - New Research Project: Social Science and Sustainable consumption
Innogen's Dr Sarah Parry will embark on a new 3-year research project as part of the newly funded ESRC/DEFRA/Scottish Government Sustainable Practices Group.
27 April 2010 - Research Integrity publications reach wide audience
Three articles by Dr Daniele Fanelli published in the online journal PloS One have received widespread interest.
12 April 2010 - US Health Reform: not an act of government meddling
Professor Mariana Mazzucato describes how US governments have often been drivers for the creation of new industries and entrepreneurship in health in an article for the Guardian.
16 March 2010 - Cesagen at the British Philosophy of Sport Association Annual Conference
Professor Ruth Chadwick has convened a special panel on 'Sport, enhancement and genomics'
01 March 2010 - Honour for Genomics Forum Director
Steve Yearley, Director of the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), today (Monday 1 March 2010).
01 March 2010 - Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Crops
Prof Joyce Tait joins leading international experts on GM crop risk assessment for a CABI workshop held in Egham in January 2010.
19 February 2010 - £2.5 million funding package for Genomics Forum
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded a further £2.58 million to the ESRC Genomics Forum.
10 February 2010 - Peer review under scrutiny
Stem cell scientists have questioned the integrity of the peer review system.
21 January 2010 - 'Designer VRFs' at the Forum
The Genomics Forum is delighted to welcome designers Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and James King as Visiting Fellows from 2-5 February.
18 January 2010 - The Social Sessions 03: Base Pairs and Couplets
The event on Wednesday 13 January was a great sucess.
24 November 2009 - ESRC Genomics Forum Welcomes DNA Databases Recommendations
The HGC recently published a report on the governance of the UK's National DNA Database.
20 November 2009 - Dr Steve Sturdy discusses forensics with Ian Rankin and Lin Anderson
The second of the Forum's Social Sessions was another interesting night.
18 November 2009 - Call for Conference Abstracts: Is Medical Ethics Really in the Best Interest of the Patient?
Open call for abstracts for the upcoming conference in June 2010.
05 November 2009 - Battle of Ideas
Forum Writer in Residence, Ken MacLeod took part in a panel discussion on the 'designer babies' controversy.
03 November 2009 - GM Dialogue
Cesagen Associate Director to sit on FSA’s advisory panel for forthcoming consumer engagement GM
29 October 2009 - Innogen Fellow takes part in Radio 4 programme
Dr Gill Haddow took part in a BBC Radio Four discussion about the social and cultural influences on organ donation.
28 October 2009 - Testing times
Susan Kelly reflects on a rise in prenatal diagnoses of Down's
21 October 2009 - Forum's first Social Session a Sucess
Writer in Residence Ken MacLeod hosted a lively discussion exploring how science fiction has portrayed scientific work.
05 October 2009 - Synthetic Biology Democs game available to download
New public engagement kits for synthetic biology are available.
01 October 2009 - Improvements to our Publications section
Find EGN publications more easily with our new Sort Tool.
17 August 2009 - Genomics short story competition winner appeared at Edinburgh Book Festival
Ben Smart read from 'The Test' at the Writers' Retreat, Charlotte Square, on 26 August
05 May 2009 - EGN 3rd International Conference
ESRC Genomics Network 3rd International Conference: Mapping the Genomic Era: Measurements and Meanings
29 September 2009 - Genetic testing and confidentiality
Hannah Farrimond comments on new guidelines
28 September 2009 - Edinburgh Book Festival - Summaries available
Written summaries of ESRC Genomics Forum sponsored events are now available to download
28 August 2009 - Engineered 'life': Will people accept synthetic biology?
In two new publications, Innogen’s Professor Joyce Tait CBE argues that the regulation of synthetic biology needs a drastic rethink.
17 August 2009 - Press Release - Dolly creator debates the impact of his work
Sir Ian Wilmut joins entrepreneur Simon Best and international research scientist Christine Mummery at Forum event.
09 July 2009 - Humangenreproject.com
The Human Genre Project is a collection of new writing inspired by genes and genomics.
03 July 2009 - Technology for Development
Dr James Smith, Innogen Director for Developing Country Research, has a new book published.
09 June 2009 - Volunteers needed for new study
Participants are being sought for a study on attitudes towards new pre-natal tests.
28 May 2009 - The Limits to Governance
A book by Innogen's Catherine Lyall, James Smith and Theo Papaioannou has been published.
26 May 2009 - Forum Director published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Forum Director published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface
12 May 2009 - Short Story Competition - Update
We have had over 100 entries to our short story competition.
28 April 2009 - Forum Visiting Research Fellow elected to South African Parliament
Professor Wilmot James to represent the Democratic Alliance.
07 April 2009 - New parenthood provisions for same-sex couples
Changes to parenthood law under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 came into force on 6 April.
10 March 2009 - Darwin and the Director
John Dupré gave the closing lecture in the Darwin lectures at Darwin College.
02 March 2009 - Linking Health Innovation and Health Systems
Podcasts available to download
26 February 2009 - Innogen Masters Studentship 2009/10 - The University of Edinburgh
The studentship will provide support for a full-time student on either the MSc Science and Technology Studies or the MSc Science and Technology Policy and Management.
23 February 2009 - Get personal to improve heart health
Targeted advice is needed for patients at risk of heart disease.
13 February 2009 - ISSTI Interdisciplinary Masterclass - 22nd - 23rd April 09, Edinburgh
Registration is now open.
11 February 2009 - New funding for PhDs
Apply now for studentships at Egenis
11 February 2009 - Attitudes to pre-natal testing
Parents ‘avoid pregnancy’ rather than face testing choices, study finds.
05 February 2009 - Sociology, Genomics and Science Fiction
The Genomics Forum's Writer in Residence, Ken MacLeod discusses the relationship between Sociology, Genomics and Science Fiction:
01 February 2009 - Buyer Beware
Egenis Communications Officer Claire Packman wonders if consumers of genetic tests are always clear what they're getting.
28 January 2009 - Short Story Competition
Are you up to the challenge of writing a short piece of fiction with a genetics-based theme?
20 January 2009 - Egenis Director delivers lecture at Science Museum
Professor John Dupré delivered a keynote speech at a conference at the Science Museum in London.
14 December 2008 - Innogen Professor Mariana Mazzucato Awarded FP7 Research Grant on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV)
The three year, 1.5 million Euro project will be funded by the European Commission as part of the FP7 theme SSH-2007-1.2.3: The role of finance in growth, employment and competitiveness in Europe.
11 December 2008 - Innogen Professors edit Special Issue of Internationl Journal of Biotechnology
Professor Luigi Orsenigo and Professor Joyce Tait edit special issue Volume 10, Issue 5: 'Evolution of the Life Science Industries'
01 December 2008 - Egenis Director guests on 'Start the Week'
Professor John Dupré was a guest on the Radio 4 programme.
17 October 2008 - New, ‘safer’ test for Down Syndrome
Egenis Senior Research Fellow Dr Susan Kelly answers some of the questions the proposed new test raises.