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Led by two pioneering thinkers, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Professor John Sulston and renowned bioethicist Professor John Harris, iSEI was launched at The University of Manchester in July 2008.

Professors John Sulston and John Harris


Read the Welcome message from our Chair, John Sulston, and Director, John Harris.

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Our vision

Our vision statement sets out the mission of iSEI to observe and analyse the role and responsibilities of science and innovation and to evaluate possible or desirable changes, towards building a better future for humanity.

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News and events

Read more about the recent Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and the Who Owns Science? iSEI launch event held in July 2008 in News and events.


Activities diary

Where our work takes us with: