Julian Kinderlerer
Emeritus Professor of IP Law

Julian Kinderlerer is a member (and immediate past president) of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies that reports to the President of the European Commission, the Council and Parliament on ethical issues. He is emeritus professor of Intellectual property law at the University of Cape Town, is a former professor of biotechnology and society at TU Delft in the Netherlands and was Director of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology lLaw and Ethics and Professor of Biotechnology Law at the University of Sheffield.  He studied at the University of Cape Town and gained his PhD from Cambridge in Biochemistry.  He has been an adviser to many governments and was Director in charge of Biosafety at the United Nations Environment Program for a short period immediately after the coming into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. He has advised the South African Government on a range of issues, including assisting in drafting a law on indigenous knowledge.