Jane Calvert

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University of Edinburgh
Calvert, Jane

Jane Calvert is a Reader in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is particularly interested in the social dimensions of synthetic biology, including the role of social scientists in the field, attempts to make biology into an engineering discipline, and intellectual property and open source. Jane is part of the interdisciplinary EPSRC/NSF ‘Synthetic Aesthetics’ project, which brings together synthetic biology, social science, art and design.

She was a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Working Party on Synthetic Biology, and the UK Synthetic Biology Roadmap Coordination Group. She is currently a member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics Working Party on Emerging Biotechnologies, the Hastings Center Working Group on Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology, and the BBSRC’s Bioscience and Society Panel.