Advisory Board

Dr. Markus Schmidt

Markus Schmidt, Ph.D. is Cofounder of the Organization for International Dialogue and Conflict Management, Vienna, Austria. His research interests include risk assessment, the science-society interface, and technology assessment (TA) of novel bio-, nano-, and converging technologies, with a special focus on synthetic biology.
Markus authored Xenobiology: A new form of life as the ultimate biosafety tool and Special issue: societal aspects of synthetic biology, Diffusion of synthetic biology: a challenge to biosafety, and coauthored A priority paper for the societal and ethical aspects of synthetic biology, SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology, and Risk Assessment for Transgenic Sorghum in Africa: Crop-to-Crop Gene Flow in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Read the full list of his publications!
He was a speaker at the first meeting of The U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Watch DIVERSEEDS: Plant Genetic Resources For Food and Agriculture (Winner Milano: Vedere la Scienza 2010) and SYNBIOSAFE: A documentary film about synthetic biology and its safety and ethical aspects. Read Baby Steps to New Life-Forms.