Responsible innovation in synthetic biology

Barbara is Faculty member and Presidential Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (UK).

Barbara conducts social science research in the areas of innovation studies, science and technology studies and responsible innovation with a focus on emerging biotechnologies and digital technologies. She will talk about empirical work on responsible innovation in synthetic biology to discuss the social and ethical aspects of this emerging technology. Based on his experience as an ‘engaged’ social scientist, Barbara will then offer some provoking thoughts on new directions for responsible innovation.