Joyce Tait – Director

Innogen Institute

Joyce Tait, PhD, is Director of the Innogen Institute, and a professor at the University of Edinburgh. She has an interdisciplinary background in natural and social sciences, covering agrochemical, pharmaceutical and life science industry sectors, focusing on: strategic planning for innovation; governance, risk management and regulation; and stakeholder attitudes and influences. Relevant life science areas include synthetic biology, genetic databases, GM crops, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapies, stratified and translational medicine. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and also of the Society for Risk Analysis. Current and recent appointments include: John Innes Centre Science and Impact Advisory Board; UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (Chair of Governance Subgroup); UK Department of Health Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC); Board of Directors, Roslin Foundation; Scottish Science Advisory Council; Scientific and Technical Council of the International Risk Governance Council, Geneva.