Lotte Asveld Group

Together with her research group Lotte Asveld studies the societal aspects of biotechnological innovations. Her main research interests concern responsible innovation in the field of biotechnology and synthetic biology:

  • How can the moral, technical and institutional uncertainties around promising new technologies be addressed by society?
  • How can societal concerns and values be integrated into biotechnological innovation trajectories?
  • What are the responsibilities of various actors involved in these trajectories?

For her research projects she has received various grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Journals in which her publications have appeared include ‘Sustainability’, ‘Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining’, ‘Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning’, ‘Journal of Rural Studies’, ‘Science and Engineering Ethics’, ‘Journal of Agricultural and Enviornmental Ethics’, ‘Energy, Sustainability and Society’ and ‘Life Sciences, Society and Policy’.

In her teaching, Lotte discusses above mentioned questions with Life Science & Technology students.

Previously Lotte worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Philosophy Section (Department of Values, Technology & Innovation) at TU Delft, as a researcher at the Rathenau Institute for technology assessment (focusing on the bioeconomy), and as a freelance researcher in China.