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BioS About Us

Members of the Biotechnology and Society (BioS) research group carry out empirically grounded, conceptually rich research on the nature and role of the life sciences and biotechnologies in society.

Our research spans digital health, neurotechnologies, security, personalised medicine, pharmaceutical regulation, research ethics, and synthetic biology / biological engineering. We draw together disciplinary perspectives in philosophy, sociology, anthropology and history to explore issues of democracy, knowledge production and translation, power relationships, social justice, and collective and individual identity in the context of scientific and technological innovation. This work aims to inform, and when appropriate, transform science and health policy, and group members regularly provide consultancy and advice to policymakers and regulatory bodies in the UK and beyond.

BioS Activities

Our work is organised into labs, seminars and networks.



For any information about the BioS research group, please send an email to Dr. Christine Aicardi or Dr Robert Smith.

Research Themes
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