The ESRC Innogen Centre, which examines the impact of life science advances on wider society, is celebrating its 10th birthday.
Based at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University, Innogen works collaboratively with industry, scientists, policy makers and the public to investigate how life sciences such as biotechnology affect the economy, industry, and the environment.
Leaders from industry, academia and policy gathered this week to mark the occasion and look forward to the next decade.
The event was chaired by Scotland’s Chief Scientist for Health, Professor Andrew Morris.
Innogen is celebrating ten years of intense and exciting research that has stimulated life science innovation and positively impacted the biotechnology trajectory. Our work with scientists, innovators, regulators, government and public interests groups in areas such as synthetic biology, stem cells, global health and agricultural science has shown that social science expertise is intrinsic to knowledge generated in these fields. Our vision is fixed upon innovation generation across the life sciences, and we look forward to growing and expanding our relationships with researchers and innovators over the next years.
Professor David Wield
Director of the ESRC Innogen Centre
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Genomics Network, Innogen's research provides a sound base for decision-making and transforms innovative scientific research into approaches and tools that are useful - in the life sciences and across the whole of the social sciences.
Innogen draws upon a broad base of expertise. Its researchers include social scientists, economists and lawyers - many of whom have qualifications and experience in the natural, agricultural and medical sciences.
This article was published on Nov 14, 2012