STI Implications for Biosecurity Governance

The life sciences now interface broadly with information technology (IT) and cybersecurity. This convergence is a key driver in the explosion of biotechnology research and its industrial applications in health care, agriculture, manufacturing, automation, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology. As the information and handling mechanisms...

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

Roman Kernchen is scientific director at Eyvor Institute. Currently he is also a visiting associate professor at Satbayev University. He received his Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn and then held permanent academic positions at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Technological Trend Analysis. His current research interests centre around data-driven approaches for risk forecasting and analysis. He is especially interested in assessing climate change risks and vulnerabilities to businesses and industries, regional security, and sustainable development. Topics of interest include innovation research, risk studies, technology options assessment, data mining, topic analysis, security studies, and governance of emerging technologies.