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Cultivating Innovation

Category: News
12 January 2015

How (and how not) to think about Intellectual Property in agriculture and plant science: A one-day interdisciplinary conference, 14th April 2015

As part of the AHRC-funded Cultivating Innovation project the John Innes Centre in collaboration with the University of Leeds is hosting a one-day conference bringing together plant breeders and agricultural scientists with historians, philosophers, and scholars from other disciplines for a fresh look at intellectual property in agriculture and plant breeding.

The conference will take place at the John Innes Centre from the morning of Tuesday 14th of April. The closing keynote address will be given by Professor Daniel Kevles (Yale).

Abstracts are invited (deadline 23/1/15) for talks on the following aspects of intellectual property and its relations to agriculture and plant breeding, from any disciplinary perspective within the humanities and sciences:

  • IP and plant science
  • IP and agriculture
  • IP and genetic modification
  • IP and food security
  • IP and bioscience industries

If you are unsure about the potential suitability of your paper, please email the conference organiser, Dr Dominic Berry, d.berry@leeds.ac.uk.
All presentations will be video recorded and made available to the public through YouTube.

To submit your abstract, please follow this link.

Keywords: intellectual property plant breeding

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