I am a legal scholar and author of Bioproperty, Biomedicine and Deliberative Governance. I have a strong interest in IP and governance in the fields of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. I find fascinating the relationship between DNA sequences, medicines, transgenic animals and bacteria, and property law. Computers and machine learning are another fascinating area of research. In the past, I was associate research fellow at the University of Oxford, I lectured Intellectual Property Law at the University of Exeter (UK) and completed my PhD at the LSE.
In this book, Katerina Sideri engages with a cluster of some of the most pressing social and ethical issues of our time concerning the appropriate role and limits of technological innovation. Sideri argues, that more attention needs to be paid to the potential role of institutions, such as patents, in reinforcing key ethical understandings about human behaviour, wellbeing, and the value of knowledge. This is a book that will be of great interest to anyone concerned with questions about the appropriate future role of biotechnology and of scientific innovation more broadly.’