The conference, hosted by Northeastern University School of Law, will bring together experts who are directly involved in the governance of nanotechnologies at the governmental level, in international organizations, in the industry and in non-governmental organizations.
Marchant, the ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, will participate in the session, "Intergovernmental Solutions: Building a Coherent Transnational Framework for Nanotechnologies," on Saturday, May 8. He will be joined by Jeffrey Morris, Director of Nanotechnology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DaeYoung Park, Secretary General of the Korea Environmental Council in Europe and Managing Partner of Young & Global Partners, and Gabi Eigenmann, of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment.
To read more about the conference, click here.Marchant's research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant also is a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences.