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Virgil Rerimassie (1986) is external PhD student within the Technology, Innovation and Society group at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Virgil holds Master degrees in Constitutional Law, as well as in Science and Technology Studies, both from Maastricht University. Currently, he works as a policy advisor on biotechnology at the directorate-general Environment and International Affairs of the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. Prior to this position, Virgil worked at the Technology Assessment division of the Rathenau Instituut for six years. There he was concerned with examining the ethical, legal and societal implications of emerging technologies, such as synthetic biology and nanotechnology and stimulating debate hereon.

His PhD research deals with ‘early engagement’ with emerging technologies, and reflects on how the Rathenau Instituut put this concept in practice with regard to synthetic biology. He is being supervised by prof. dr. Geert Verbong and dr. Rinie van Est, his former research coordinator at the Rathenau Instituut.

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Research Output 2012 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Future making and responsible governance of innovation in synthetic biology

Stemerding, D., Betten, W., Rerimassie, V., Robaey, Z. & Kupper, F., 1 May 2019, In : Futures. 109, p. 213-226 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

technology assessment
antibiotic resistance

Beyond public acceptance: design of a societal incubator for promising (nano) technologies

Rerimassie, V. G., Stemerding, D., de Bakker, E. & van Est, Q. C., 2018, Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut. 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Constructing future scenarios as a tool to foster responsible research and innovation among future synthetic biologists

Betten, A. W., Rerimassie, V., Broerse, J. E. W., Stemerding, D. & Kupper, F., 10 Sep 2018, In : Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 14, 1, 20 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Synthetic Biology

Regels voor het digitale mensenpark: "Telen" en "temmen" van mensen via kiembaanmodificatie en persuasieve technologie

van Est, Q. C., Timmer, J., Kool, L., Nijsingh, N., Rerimassie, V. & Stemerding, D., 23 Feb 2017, Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut. 47 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

10 Citations (Scopus)

An update of public perceptions of synthetic biology: still undecided?

Ancillotti, M., Rerimassie, V., Seitz, S. B. & Steurer, W., 1 Dec 2016, In : NanoEthics. 10, 3, p. 309-325 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

demand for information
scientific progress