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Wednesday, May 20 • 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Rüdiger Trojok: The Bio-Commons

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With increasing knowledge and technical skill, the sphere in which intentional intervention in nature are possible will further be expanded. Alternative IP regimes such as open-access and open-source could in future help to leverage the cost for research and development in the life sciences, mobilize unused knowledge and become more adaptable to spark new inventions. Citizens proposed a ‘Bio-Commons’ license model to put biological innovation into service to society and at the same time limit the potential misuse of knowledge and material. Taking the antibiotic resistance problem as an example, the Bio-Commons whitepaper aims to demonstrate the necessity and feasibility of a Commons-oriented approach around living stock.

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Rüdiger Trojok

scientific advisor, KIT/ITAS
Rüdiger Trojok, Diplom Biologist, studied systems and synthetic biology at the Universities of Potsdam, Copenhagen (DTU) and Freiburg. He works for the Technology Assessment Bureau of the German Parliament and the University of Karlsruhe (KIT/ITAS) on systems and synthetic biology. In his research he explores new ways of using life science discoveries for social purposes and of communicating a molecular understanding of the relationships between... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 2:35pm - 2:45pm

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