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Harald König

Dr. Harald König

Scientific staff
Research group “Life, Innovation, Health, and Technology”
Room: 230.1
Phone: +49 721 608-23293
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Current positions

Member of scientific staff (senior researcher) at ITAS since 2011

Fields of work

  • Technology assessement of biosciences
  • Risk-benefit analysis of emerging biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and genome editing
  • Governance of emerging biotechnologies

Professional background

1982 - 1989 Studies in Biology, Diploma degree, University of Karlsruhe
1989 - 1992 Ph.D. in Biology, University of Karlsruhe
1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH)
1995 - 1999 Research associate at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Research Centre
1999 Habilitation in Genetics, University of Karlsruhe
1999 - 2010 Lecturer (“Privatdozent”) at the Faculty for Chemistry and Biological Sciences, University of Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
1999 - 2011 Independent research group leader at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Research Centre and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Publications


2018
Zeitschriftenaufsätze
2017
Bücher
Heil, R.; Seitz, S. B.; König, H.; Robienski, J. (Hrsg.).
Epigenetics - Ethical, legal and social aspects.
2017. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
Zeitschriftenaufsätze
Vorträge
König, H.
When synbio met society - Some lessons learned.
2017. European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology (esib) (2017), Graz, Österreich, 14.–16. November 2017 
König, H.
When synbio meets society - some lessons learned.
2017. European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology (ESIB), Graz, A, November 14-16, 2017 
König, H.
Technologie::Leben - Neue Chancen, neue Herausforderungen.
2017. Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2017, Hannover, 5.-6.April 2017 
König, H.
Designed biological systems meet society: challenges for science and applications.
2017. CompuGene Symposium on Computer-aided Engineering of Synthetic Genetic Circuits, Darmstadt, June 19-21, 2017 
2016
Buchaufsätze
Heil, R.; Seitz, S. B.; Robienski, J.; König, H.
Einleitung - Epigenetik : Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte.
2016. Epigenetik : Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte. Hrsg.: R. Heil, 7–14, Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
König, H.; Frank, D.; Heil, R.; Coenen, C.
Synthetic biology’s multiple dimensions of benefits and risks: implications for governance and policies.
2016. Synthetic Biology : Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law. Ed.: J. Boldt, 217–232, Springer VS, Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-10988-2_14
Bücher
Heil, R.; Seitz, S. B.; König, H.; Robienski, J. (Hrsg.).
Epigenetik : Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte.
2016. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
Zeitschriftenaufsätze
Vorträge
Bolz, K.; König, H.
Responsible innovation as a moderator of entrepreneurship - Learnings from the debate on advanced biotechnology.
2016. The Co-Production of Emerging Bodies, Politics and Technologies : 8th Annual S.Net Meeting, Bergen, N, October 12-14, 2016 
2015
Buchaufsätze
Albrecht, S.; Coenen, C.; König, H.
Enriching the methodological scope of technology assessment. Initial insights from SYNENERGENE, the mobilisation and mutual learning action plan on synthetic biology.
2015. The next horizon of technology assessment : Proceedings from the PACITA 2015 Conference in Berlin. Ed.: C. Scherz, 151–156, Technology Centre ASCR, Prag, CZ 
Forschungsberichte/Preprints
Sauter, A.; Albrecht, S.; van Doren, D.; König, H.; Reiß, T.; Trojok, R.; Elsbach, S.
Synthetische Biologie - die nächste Stufe der Bio- und Gentechnologie.
2015. Endbericht zum TA-Projekt TAB Arbeitsbericht Nr.164 (November 2015) 
Vorträge
Coenen, C.; Albrecht, S.; König, H.
Making sense of RRI in the SYNENERGENE project.
2015. 2nd European TA Conference, Berlin, February 25-27, 2015 
2014
Proceedingsbeiträge
König, H.; Coenen, C.; Frank, D.; Heil, R.
Science, technology and the state: Implications for governance of synthetic biology and emerging technologies.
2014. Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions : Proceedings from the PACITA 2013 Conference, Praha, CZ, March 13-15, 2013. Ed.: T. Michalek, 315–320, Technology Centre ASCR, Praha, CZ 
Vorträge
Coenen, C.; König, H.
SYNENERGENE - Responsible research and innovation in synthetic biology.
2014. Workshop on Research Agendas in the Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology an der Arizona State University (2014), Tempe, AZ, USA, 4.–6. November 2014 
König, H.
Ethics, responsibility and synthetic biology.
2014. Biology feat. Engineering - Symposium der International Autumn School on Synthetic Biology (2014), Marburg, Deutschland, 24.–25. November 2014 
2013
Zeitschriftenaufsätze
Vorträge
Heil, R.; König, H.; Robienski, J.
Epigenetik - Können wir unsere Gene beeinflussen?.
2013. Klausurwoche Epigenetik, Karlsruhe, 16.-21. September 2013 
Heil, R.; König, H.; Robienski, J.
Klausurwoche Epigenetik.
2013. Klausurwoche Epigenetik, Karlsruhe, 16.-21. September 2013 
König, H.; Coenen, C.; Frank, D.; Heil, R.
Science, technology and the state: The quest for knowledge-based governance in synthetic biology.
2013. 1st PACITA Conference on Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions, Praha, CZ, March 13-15, 2013 
Poster
Ferrari, A.; Frank, D.; Heil, R.; König, H.; Weinberger, N.
Nutzen und Risiken des Tissue Engineering.
2013. ITA-Forum ’Innovations- und Technikanalyse im Dialog’, Berlin, 26.-27. September 2013 
2012
Vorträge
König, H.; Coenen, C.
New science, new risks, new governance? Prospects and policy directions.
2012. Visions of Synthetic Biology : 2nd Workshop of SynBioTA, Bremen, June 27-29, 2012