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People Dr Javier Lezaun

Deputy Director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society


James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance

Dr Lezaun's research focuses on the governance of new biotechnologies and the impact of organisational models in pharmaceutical R&D. He is the director of BioProperty, an ERC-funded project examining the role of intellectual property rights in biomedical research. Current areas of work include open innovation approaches to malaria drug discovery, the regulatory implications of genetically engineered insects, and the involvement of citizens in the assessment of controversial technologies.