Digital frukost: Rights to genetic resources in a global innovative world

How should we regulate the property of genetic resources on a global scale?

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Deadline for registration: 23 September.


Biological samples, genetic material, genetic information and knowledge about them are the raw material to biotechnological innovation. 

Property rights to alle these resources is heavily regulated in national law and at the international level. Patents, contracts, public regulation and customary rights are all relevant to creating and maintaining property rights over parts of biology and innovation based on them. One of the hot topics globally today whether and how genetic information in digital format is covered by these regulations

This breakfast talk will deal with the global regulation of property to genetic resources.

The speaker, Morten Walløe Tvedt, has worked at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute before he resumed the responsibility for «Bioinnovation law» and «Constitutional law» at Molde University College. His latest publication is a monography in Contracts in Biotechnology with Tomme Young. He has published extensively in the area of law, property rights and iprs in biotechnology. He often takes the perspectives of the developing countries and analyses the contract situation from the perspective of the least well of.

About the seminar series

"Digital Frukost" is an open breakfast seminar series focusing on research activities at the interface between the biological sciences and that of mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering or social sciences. Examples of such research activities could be mathematical or computational modeling of biological systems, application of engineering/control systems theory on biological systems or inspired by biological systems, application of mathematics/statistics/machine learning to analyse big data in health or marine sector; from sensor systems, imaging, omics technologies, to policy making based on scientific models, and highlighting fair sharing and distribution of research data and resources.

We look forward to your participation!


Marta Eide,

Published Aug. 31, 2021 6:34 PM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2021 2:58 PM