Joyce Tait

Joyce Tait portrait

Director, Innogen Institute (  

Joyce Tait, Director of the Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh, has an interdisciplinary background in natural and social sciences, covering agrochemical, pharmaceutical and life science industry sectors, including: strategic planning for innovation; governance, risk management, regulation and standards; and stakeholder attitudes and influences. Relevant life science areas include GM and synthetic biology, genetic databases, pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, stratified and translational medicine. Current appointments include: Member, UK Higher Education Funding Bodies Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel; UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (and Chair of its Governance Subgroup); Scientific Advisory Board, John Innes Centre; and Governing Board of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.