Public Lecture: Myles Jackson (Director of Science and Technology Studies, Polytechnic Institute of New York University), “Intellectual Property and Molecular Biology: Biomedicine, Commerce, and the CCR5 Gene Patent”, Monday 13 June, 17:30. Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York.

The closing event of the White Rose Consortium IPBio Project will be a lecture from the historian of physics and molecular biology Myles Jackson, who testified for the ACLU in the case that led to the overturning of the BRCA1 gene patent. The lecture will be hosted at the University of York. A video of the event will be added to the IPBio Network’s homepage, www.ipbio.org, shortly afterwards.

The event is free but if you would like to attend please contact Berris Charnley, Project Administrator, at [email protected].

The IPBio Network now hosts a blog, with an inaugural post by Project member Grahame Dutfield (University of Leeds) on ‘Are life forms (still) inherently unpatentable?” www.ipbio.org/IPBioBlog/?p=38