The Zurich Node of the Planetary Collegium. Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Angelika Hilbeck

About the Research Her research focuses on biosafety issues and concepts for environmental risk assessment and post-release monitoring of GMOs. Through numerous research and capacity building projects she is heavily engaged in developing countries in Africa, South America and Vietnam. Her research and conceptual work also contributes to the implementation and shaping of the (UNEP CBD) Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and capacity building in developing countries. In 2006, she was appointed as lead author of Global Chapter 3 and Synthesis Report on Biotechnology of the International Assessment Agricultural Science Technology for Development (IAASTD). She is increasingly involved in broader issues of technology development towards a democratically legitimated, sustainable global future and actively contributes to the debate on agro-fuels, international agriculture, hunger and poverty alleviation. About the Researcher Angelika Hilbeck is a senior scientist at the Institute of Intergrative Biology (formerly Geobotanical Institute) at ETH Zurich. Also holds an adjunct scientist position at Genoek – Centre for Biosafety, University Tromsoe, Norway and serves as Co-Director of Studies, for the Z-Node - PhD program for artists in science fields, University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland. She is a member of various national and international committees and scientific organizations. She is co-founder and acting chairperson of a newly founded European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. 1990 she got her diploma in Agricultural Biology at University of Hohenheim, Germany, and 1994 she got her PhD in Entomology at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the president of ENSSER (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility). Websites