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.
26 March 2013 - Prof Gillespie named RSE Fellow
Prof Iain Gillespie named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
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.
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.
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.
15 June 2012 - Briefing on RELU Programme outcomes
Innogen’s Catherine Lyall briefs on the RELU programme’s knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary outcomes.
07 June 2012 - Learning and Innovation in Agri-Export Industries
A new book by Dr Maurice Bolo based on his Innogen PhD 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.
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.
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.
04 May 2012 - Lost and found in translation
Read Julius Mugwagwa's new Innogen blog post based on his recent travels in Francophone Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 March 2012 - Governing Synthetic Biology
Read the latest in the Appropriate Governance of Life Science briefing series by Joyce Tait
18 January 2012 - Playing God
On Tuesday 17 January, the BBC Horizon programme focused on synthetic biology
04 January 2012 - Assistant Principal of Global Development
Congratulations to James Smith on his recent appointment
15 December 2011 - Free Open Educational Resources
Now online: intro to technology and innovation policy research
15 December 2011 - Health research, (bio)technology, regulation & values
Read a synthesis of Innogen's work on legal & bioethical regulatory mechanisms, 2005-11
15 December 2011 - Best oral presentation
Geoff Banda delivers at the 4th ANDI conference
13 December 2011 - ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship
Innogen invites applications for PhD study
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
22 November 2011 - Britain In 2012
Enjoy a bumper number of Genomics Network articles in this annual ESRC publication.
13 October 2011 - Starring Frankenstein and a cast of vampires!
Check out the Genomics Networks events at the ERSC Festival of Social Science 2011
07 October 2011 - BIG news
Announcing the Development of a New Masters Programme in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance
28 September 2011 - PET poll on genes and race
Have your say on genes, ancestry and racial identity.
24 September 2011 - Press release: GM food solutions at risk from lobbyists
Joyce Tait's EMBO report draws on a decade of evidence
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
15 August 2011 - Festival Blogs Now Live!
Genomics Forum blogs and author interviews direct from the Edinburgh Book Festival now available.
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
04 August 2011 - 'Splicing mice'; regulating human and animal mixtures
Haddow et al blog in response to the recent Academy of Medical Sciences report
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
07 July 2011 - Available now
Interdisciplinary Research Journeys - a practical guidebook
04 July 2011 - The entrepreneurial state
Mariana Mazzucato launches new Demos pamphlet on UK growth policy on 11 July in Parliament
29 June 2011 - Biofuels boom in Africa
James Smith comments in the Guardian on UK private investment in biofuels
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.
19 April 2011 - Improving Lives, Optimising Resources: recommendations for rare diseases
A new report from Rare Disease UK – ‘Improving Lives, Optimising Resources: A Vision for the UK Rare Disease Strategy’ – offers recommendations for a strategy for rare diseases.
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.
13 April 2011 - Ethical Framework for Biofuels in 'Science'
New article published by Alena Buyx and Joyce Tait based on Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report 'Biofuels: ethical issues'.
31 March 2011 - Most Downloaded in 2010
'Adoption and use of Web 2.0 in scholarly communications' was one of the most downloaded articles in Philosophical Transactions A in 2010.
30 March 2011 - New publication: 'The Future of Pharmaceutical Innovation: New Challenges and Opportunities'
Is the current pharmaceutical R&D model sustainable?
17 March 2011 - SFC fund research into industrially-generated blood
Innogen is one of four Universities working with the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service to generate red blood cells on a large scale.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
03 November 2010 - New postgrad course: Evolution & Dynamics of Biotechnology
The influence of industry, regulatory authorities and research institutions on life sciences-based sectors.
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 September 2010 - New edition of the ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter
The September 2010 issue of "the gen" is now available for download
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.
30 July 2010 - The Use and Relevance of web 2.0 for Researchers Report published
The study enquires into the factors that infuence researchers to adopt and use Web 2.0 tools, and conversely the factors that prevent, constrain or discourage usage.
30 July 2010 - Innogen PhD student at Royal Society's 350th Anniversary Exhibiton
Emma King spent three days asking members of the public about their reactions to an exhibit entitled 'Stem Cells for Blood Transfusion?' at the Royal Society 350th Anniversary Summer Science Exhibition in London in July 2010.
05 July 2010 - Innogen's Perspective on Health Innovation - video clip
Profs Joanna Chataway and Maureen Mackintosh, discuss Innogen's research on health innovation in developing countries.
01 July 2010 - Prof Joyce Tait involved in new OECD workshop
Prof Tait, Scientific Advisor at the ESRC Innogen Centre, has been invited to participate as the Rapporteur in an OECD Workshop on "The Future of Environmental Biotechnology: Science, Technology, Policy and Society".
01 July 2010 - Innogen's Interdisciplinary Expertise
Dr Catherine Lyall is leading Innogen's work on interdisciplinary research
25 June 2010 - Prof Robin Williams at Tomorrow's Giants conference
Innogen Co-Director ran a session on research careers at the Royal Society-Nature hosted conference in London on 1st July
04 June 2010 - Innogen's Julius Mugwagwa co-edits special issue of Journal of International Development
The issue focus is on 'Agricultural Innovation and Food Security in Africa: Tracing Connections and Missing Links'
04 June 2010 - Dr Theo Papaioannou wins ESRC Funding
Dr Papaioannou, with OU colleague Les Levidow, will receive £182,973.92.
04 June 2010 - Funding Success for Innogen, in partnership with consortium lead by the Scottish Stem Cell Network
£444,000 award was made under the Technology Strategy Board Regenerative Medicine Programme: Value Systems and Business Models.
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.
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.
13 January 2010 - QUEST: Capturing Lessons for Interdisciplinarity
Congratulations to Catherine Lyall and Ann Bruce who have been awarded £145,732 for a 12 month study of QUEST.
11 December 2009 - Knowledge Exchange News
Innogen Deputy Director, Dr Catherine Lyall, began two new appointments this autumn.
10 December 2009 - Promoting Innovation, Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty
This book is now available in paperback
08 December 2009 - New post for Innogen Co-Director
Professor Joanna Chataway to take up new part time position with RAND Europe in January 2010.
08 December 2009 - Global Forum for Health Research Conference, Cuba, 16 - 20 November 2009
Innogen contributions on innovation and social technologies well received.
04 December 2009 - House of Commons Bio-Engineering Inquiry
Innogen responds to Science and Technology committee inquiry into bio-engineering
19 November 2009 - Case studies in the life sciences: how researchers use and manage information resources
Innogen researchers were involved in a new report just published by the Research Information Network (RIN) and the British Library.
- Innogen Review
Innogen Review 2009 now available to download.
17 November 2009 - Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Opportunity for students from developing Commonwealth countries to study Masters courses at the University of Edinburgh.
10 November 2009 - Innogen Co-Director invited to speak at Royal Society 350th anniversary event
Professor Robin Williams will leading a session on data at 'Tomorrow's Giants'.
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.
20 October 2009 - New project on synthetic aesthetics
The project will bring together scientists and engineers working in synthetic biology with artists and designers working in the creative industries.
15 October 2009 - Café Scientifique Success
Dr Wendy Marsden gave a talk on human enhancement to an audience of fifty members of the public at the Café Scientifique held in Waterstones Coffee Shop on Union Street, Aberdeen on 17 September.
28 August 2009 - Will we run out of food?
Read more about Innogen's research on food security
19 June 2009 - Successful ESRC Grant
Mitigating the environmental impact of cattle and sheep: animal genetics and farmers' readiness for uptake
19 June 2009 - Biosafety in numbers
Innogen's Dr Julius Mugwagwa has an article published in SciDev.Net
08 June 2009 - Innogen researcher awarded ESRC Placement Fellowship
Ann Bruce will be working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
02 June 2009 - Leverhulme Success
Dr Julius Mugwagwa has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship.
20 October 2008 - September 2008 - ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter
Available online and for 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.
28 May 2009 - The Limits to Governance
A book by Innogen's Catherine Lyall, James Smith and Theo Papaioannou has been published.
07 May 2009 - VACANCY: Chair in Innovation in the Life Sciences
We are seeking an outstanding research leader with an international reputation and exceptional knowledge in the socio-economic study of the life sciences, innovation, regulation and policy.
06 May 2009 - Royal Academy of Engineering Report on Synthetic Biology published
Innogen's Dr Jane Calvert was part of the working group.
20 March 2008 - March 2008 - ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter
Available online and for download.
02 March 2009 - Linking Health Innovation and Health Systems
Podcasts available to download
13 February 2009 - ISSTI Interdisciplinary Masterclass - 22nd - 23rd April 09, Edinburgh
Registration is now open.
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'
28 November 2008 - Innogen Researchers lead Executive Course on Health Innovation
Norman Clark, Lois Muraguri and others led the ACTS/Innogen Executive Course on Health Innovation in Africa in Nairobi on 24th - 28th November 2008.
24 November 2008 - International Colloquium, Yaoundé, 7-9 October 2008
Lois Muraguri, a Research Fellow at Innogen, attended an 'International Colloquium on Intellectual Property in the Knowledge Economy: A Challenge for Africa and its Diaspora'.
06 November 2008 - EGN-led session at SB4.0 in Hong Kong
Innogen and Forum staff took part in the 4th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology.
07 October 2008 - Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe: The Life Sciences in Transition
Innogen Deputy Co-Director, Dr Peter Robbins edited a special issue of Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology with Farah Huzair, an Innogen PhD Student.
03 October 2008 - Data Sharing in the Biosciences
Workshop report published summarising the main points of discussion.
30 July 2008 - Innogen Professor, Donald Mackenzie, awarded the 2008 Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award
Read more about 'An Engine, Not a Camera'.
22 July 2008 - Health Biotechnology to 2030. Report to OECD International Futures Project
Innogen writes a scenario report for the OECD International Futures Programme.
29 May 2008 - EGN is part of new synthetic biology network
Researchers at the Genomics Forum and Innogen are part of a new interdisciplinary network in synthetic biology.
07 July 2008 - Shaping Scientific Excellence in Agricultural Research
A recent article in 'id21:Communicating Development Research' discusses Innogen agricultural research.
15 May 2008 - ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship 2008
Innovation and Regulation Interactions in the Development of Clinical Stem Cell Therapies
03 April 2008 - Biofuels: can they really save the planet?
It is promoted as a green solution to our energy crisis, but can bioenergy live up to its promises? Find out more at tonight's Edinburgh International Science Festival event, 'A Green Future in Bioenergy?', National Museum of Scotland from 8pm-9pm.
16 March 2008 - Innogen invites applications for doctoral studentships starting in September 2008
Innogen invites applications for doctoral studentships starting in September 2008.
16 March 2008 - Sperm donors ‘eager’ to meet their children
Innogen research is reported in the Sunday Herald.
10 January 2008 - New Innogen Director for Phase II
Professor Dave Wield joins Edinburgh as Director for Innogen Phase II.
13 December 2007 - MSc in Translational Medicine
Innogen is providing modules on innovation strategies, risk regulation & governance for this innovative distance learning course.
01 October 2007 - Innogen Enters its Second Phase
October 1st marks the beginning of Phase 2 (2007-2012) of Innogen.
27 September 2007 - Acute Respiratory Infections
Joyce Tait will be leading an important policy study for ESRC.