Call for abstracts: “Analyzing the societal dimensions of synthetic biology” summer school

The Europäische Akademie GmbH – a research institution of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) – is currently inviting applications for the international summer school:

“Analyzing the societal dimensions of synthetic biology”

The target groups are graduates, Ph.D. students, and post-docs in synthetic biology, science and technology studies, philosophy, and associated fields in the natural and social sciences. Please find details of this call at http://www.ta-synbio-summerschool.de.

Applications including an abstract of max. 400 words and a CV should be sent by 10 March 2014 to: Kristin Hagen, Europäische Akademie GmbH, Wilhelmstr. 56, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany; or via e-mail to: kristin.hagen@ea-aw.de.

The summer school is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and organised jointly by: Kristin Hagen and Margret Engelhard (Europäische Akademie Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, http://www.ea-aw.de), and Georg Toepfer (Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin, http://www.zfl-berlin.org).

Timo Minssen

Timo Minssen is Professor of Law at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Founder and Managing Director of UCPH's Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL). He is also affiliated with Lund University as a researcher in Quantum Law. His research concentrates on Intellectual Property, Competition & Regulatory Law with a special focus on new technologies in the pharma, life science & biotech sectors including biologics and biosimilars. His studies comprise a plethora of legal issues emerging in the lifecycle of biotechnological and medical products and processes - from the regulation of research and incentives for innovation to technology transfer and commercialization.

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