STI Implications for Biosecurity Governance

The global migratory dynamics and movement of commodities has increased the risk of biosecurity threats and their potential to incur large economic, social, and environmental costs. Infectious disease outbreaks, whether natural or deliberate, respect neither geographic nor political borders. As a result of rising numbers...

The production and utilisation of foresight knowledge, such as prognoses, scenarios, outlooks and narratives about possible futures, has become an eminent feature of the action at the interface of life sciences and society and a subject of increasing interest in scientific and technological studies. In...

In the twenty-first century, biology faces a problem that has previously vexed other disciplines such as physics, namely the prospect that its knowledge domain could be used to generate biological agents with altered properties that enhanced their weapon potential. Biological weapons bring the additional dimension...

STI Implications for Biosecurity Governance. Risks, Indicators, and Policies. The blog focuses on Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Implications for Biosecurity and Biodefence Governance. Trends and policy options from Eyvor’s staff and affiliated scholars.

The blog is edited by: Roman Kernchen.

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Editor of the blog

Roman Kernchen
Scientific Director

Dr. Roman Kernchen is scientific director at the Eyvor Institute. Currently he is also a visiting associate professor at Kazakh National Technical Research University. Roman Kernchen received his PhD from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn. Afterward he worked as research associate and project manager at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (Fraunhofer-INT). He has been project coordinator in more than 50 national and international projects in innovation research, technology foresight and risk studies.