Niki Vermeulen is senior lecturer/associate professor at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) of the University of Edinburgh and visiting scholar at CWTS Leiden. She specialises in scientific collaboration, predominantly in the life sciences, and has developed a particular interest in the architecture of collaboration, investigating the spaces in which people are working together. Next to her academic work, she has experience as a policy advisor and consultant in science and innovation policy, most recetly with Marine Scotland. Niki is the founder of www.curiousedinburgh.org and a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh›s Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).|Sarah Maria Schönbauer is a postdoc at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich. Her work focuses on academic knowledge cultures in transition and the role of life scientists with a specific focus on the environmental sciences. Connected to her interest in the environmental sciences, she is working on human-environment relations and the increasing research on, reporting and political regulation of plastics and microplastics in the environment.|Vincenzo Pavone is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), currently serving as Director of the IPP. His work focuses on the relationship between neoliberal capitalism and the bioeconom(ies), with a special focus on the reproductive bioeconomy. He is also interested in the relationship between lay knowledge, science and public policies, as well as in participatory science and participatory technology assessment.
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