• ASBCB 2019. The ISCB and ASBCB are coming together to host the joint Conference on Bioinformatics in Kumasi, Ghana, November 11 - 15, 2019. This constitutes the 6th joint ISCB-ASBCB meeting, and the 7th ASBCB conference on Bioinformatics of African Pathogens, Hosts and Vectors.

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Ciara Staunton, PhD

Ciara Staunton is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University and Acting LLB Program Leader. She is also a researcher at the Centre for Biomedicine, EURAC, Italy. Previously she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Hasting’s Centre (New York), a Visiting Fellow at the Genetics Department at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), and a Visiting Research at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust (Kenya).

Ciara's research interests are in the governance of new and emerging technologies, and she has a particular interest in the governance of stem cell research, genomic research and biobanking. She has been involved in policy development in Ireland, Africa and Bahrain in these domains. Her most recent research is looking at the governance of genomic data sharing in Africa, for which she is in receipt of a Wellcome Trust small research grant.

Prior to her appointment at Middlesex University, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She was co-investigator on the NIH funded Community Engagement for H3Africa Biobanking Research: The Tygerberg Model grant and appointed to the H3Africa Ethics and Regulatory Issues Working Group and the H3Africa Community Engagement Working Group. During this time she also coordinated the Advancing Research Ethics in Southern Africa (ARESA) program. Her PhD was funded by the Irish Research Council and awarded by the National University of Ireland, Galway for the topic 'The Regulation of Stem Cell Research in Ireland'.

Prior to beginning her academic career, Ciara was a legal researcher at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland.
Ciara Staunton, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Law
Middlesex University London


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