Michele GarfinkelView all speakers
Michele S. Garfinkel is the Manager of the Science Policy Programme at the European Molecular Biology Organization in Heidelberg, Germany. Her work focuses on societal concerns for the introduction of new biological technologies, scientific publishing, and the responsible conduct of research.
Previously she was a policy analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute, where she worked on societal issues related to the emerging technologies of genomics, particularly synthetic biology. She has also done policy research as a staff member at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, primarily on human stem cell research policy. As a research fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes she worked on biomedical research policy.
Michele holds an AB in Genetics from the University of California, a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Washington, and an MA in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University.