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Ricarda Steinbrecher

Ricarda Steinbrecher

Co-director, EcoNexus

Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher is a biologist, molecular geneticist, and co-director of EcoNexus based in the UK. She has worked on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their risks and impacts on agriculture, environment, and health since 1995, including more recently synthetic biology and the new genome editing techniques. She is involved in UN-led processes, in particular the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and has been appointed to international expert groups on the risk assessment of GMOs, as well as synthetic biology. She’s a founding member of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility and works closely with civil society and small-scale farmers’ groups worldwide.