School of Social and Political Science

Farah Huzair

Job Title

Lecturer

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Room number

G.35

Building (Address)

Old Surgeons' Hall

Street (Address)

High School Yards

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH1 1LZ

Background

Farah is a lecturer and the current programme director for the MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance. She is also an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in both social and natural sciences. Her research interests cover innovation and regulation of life science industries.

Farah has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics from Coventry University, an MSc in Trade and Economic Development from Reading and an MSc from the Open University in Technology Strategy Research. She did her doctoral work at the Open University on agricultural biotechnology innovation in Hungary.

Post doctoral work includes projects at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia on production and innovation of the H1N1 vaccine, the Open University on biobanks and biosimilars and at Edinburgh on the Wellcome Trust funded project Making Genomic Medicine, investigating the genomicisation of drug discovery and development.

Undergraduate Teaching

Contribution and teaching on the course Technology in Society(STIS08002). Farah delivers two lectures on this course on 'Technology and Developing Countries'. For more information on this course, please go to: http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Postgraduate Teaching

Farah is programme director for the MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc BIG).

Farah is course convenor for the core courses Regulation and Governance of the Life Sciences (PGSP11396) and Biobusiness (PGSP11331). She also contributes two lectures to the course Introduction to Risk, Regulation and Governance (PGSP11395)

Publications

Huzair, F. and Sturdy, S. (2017) “Biotechnology and the transformation of vaccine innovation: the case of the hepatitis B vaccines 1968-2000” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

Huzair, F and Kale, D. (2015) Biosimilars and the Long Game. Trends in Biotechnology Volume 33, Issue 5, May 2015, Pages 250–252. doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.01.001

Dandara, C., Huzair, F., Borda-Rodriguez, A., Chirikure, S., Okpechi, I., Warnich,L., and Masimirembwa, C. (2014) H3Africa and the African Life Sciences Ecosystem: Building Sustainable Innovation. OMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology. Volume 18, Number 12, DOI: 10.1089/omi.2014.0145

Özdemir, V., Borda-Rodriguez, A., Dove, E.S., Ferguson, L.R., Huzair, F., Manolopoulos, G.V., Masellis, M., Milius, D., Warnich, L., and Srivastava, S. (2013) Public Health Pharmacogenomics and the Design Principles for Global Public Goods – Moving Genomics to Responsible Innovation. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine. 11(1) 1-4.

Huzair, F., Borda-Rodriguez, A., Upton, M. and Mugwagwa, J.T. (2013) An interdisciplinary and development lens on knowledge translation. Science and Public Policy. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scs119.

Huzair, F. and Papaioannou, T. (2012) UK Biobank: Consequences for Commons and Innovation. Science and Public Policy 39 (4) 500-501.

Manamperi, A. and Huzair, F. (2012) Capacity Building in Genomics Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics: The Case of Sri Lanka. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine Volume 10, Number 3, September 2012 , pp. 185-194(10)

Huzair, F and Borda-Rodriguez, A. (2012) Challenges for the application and development of OMICs health technologies in developing countries. Drug Development Research (73 (7) pp. 447-451. DOI: 10.1002/ddr.21036)

Graham, J.E., Borda-Rodriguez, A. and Huzair, F. (2012) A Global Vaccine Safety System? Perspectives of national regulatory authorities about vaccine pharmacovigilance. Vaccine 30, pp4953– 4959

Huzair, F. (2012) The Influenza Vaccine Innovation System and Lessons for PDPs. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 8 (3) March pp398 – 401. DOI:10.4161/hv.18701

P.T.Robbins and F.Huzair (2011) Exploring Central and Eastern Europe's Biotechnology Landscape Springer International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology. Publisher: Springer

Borda-Rodriguez, A. and Huzair, F. (2011). Editorial ‘Revisiting the Paris Declaration: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine as Accelerators for Development Aid and Effectiveness’. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. 9(4):240-242.

Huzair, F., Borda-Rodriguez, A and Upton, M. (2011) Twenty-First Century Vaccinomics Innovation Systems: Capacity Building in the Global South and the Role of Product Development Partnerships (PDPs). OMICS Vol 15, No 9, pp1-5. DOI: 10.1089/omi.2011.0036

Huzair, F., and Robbins, P.T. (2008) ‘Life Sciences Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe: conceptual frameworks and contributions’ Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp.1-20. DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1053. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/selt/vol2/iss2/art1

Huzair, F. (2008) Innovative Potential in Hungarian Agricultural Biotechnology and the Evolution of Networks. Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp.1-22. DOI 10.2202/1941-6008.1051. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/selt/vol2/iss2/art3

Robbins, P.T. and Huzair, F. (2008) Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe: An Editorial. Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp.1-3. DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1058. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/selt/vol2/iss2/art7

Research interests

Research interests

Governance, Innovation, Policy, Life Sciences

Farah is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in both social and natural sciences. Her research interests cover innovation and regulation of life science industries.

Current Projects

Farah is continuing her work on the Wellcome Trust funded project Making Genomic Medicine, investigating the genomicisation of drug discovery and development.

Completed Projects

Post doctoral work includes projects at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia on production and innovation of the H1N1 vaccine and the Open University on biobanks and biosimilars

PhD Topics

Governance and Innovation in the life sciences

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Banda G, Huzair F. Introduction to special issue: Innovation/governance interactions in the bioeconomy. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2021 Mar;33(3):257-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2021.1883928
Huzair F. Risk and regulatory culture: Governing recombinant DNA technology in the UK from 1970–1980. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2020 Dec 24. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2020.1843616
Huzair F, Sturdy S. Biotechnology and the transformation of vaccine innovation: The case of the hepatitis B vaccines 1968-2000. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 2017 Aug;64:11-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.05.004
Evans J, Swart M, Soko N, Wonkam A, Huzair F, Dandara C. A Global Health Diagnostic for Personalized Medicine in Resource-Constrained World Settings: A Simple PCR-RFLP Method for Genotyping CYP2B6 g.15582C>T and Science and Policy Relevance for Optimal Use of Antiretroviral Drug Efavirenz. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 2015 Jun 3;19(6):332-338. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2015.0039
Huzair F, Kale D. Biosimilars and the long game. Trends in biotechnology. 2015 May;33(5):250-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.01.001
Dove ES, Barlas İÖ, Birch K, Boehme C, Borda-Rodriguez A, Byne WM et al. An appeal to the Global Health Community for a tripartite innovation: An “essential diagnostics list,” “health in all policies,” and “see-through 21stCentury science and ethics”. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 2015;19(8):435-442. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2015.0075
Dandara C, Huzair F, Borda-rodriguez A, Chirikure S, Okpechi I, Warnich L et al. H3 Africa and the African Life Sciences Ecosystem: Building Sustainable Innovation. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 2014 Dec 1;18(12):733-739. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2014.0145
Huzair F, V O, Kolker E, Borda-rodriguez A, N B, Y C et al. Ready to Embrace Metadata for the Post-2015 Development Agenda? Linking Data Publications to Responsible Innovation and Science Diplomacy. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 2014 Jan;18(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2013.0170
Huzair F, V O, Borda-rodriguez A, Edward D, L.R. F, G.V. M et al. Public Health Pharmacogenomics and the Design Principles for Global Public Goods – Moving Genomics to Responsible Innovation. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. 2013 Mar 24;11(1):1-4.
Huzair F, Borda-rodriguez A, M U, Mugwagwa J. An Interdisciplinary and Development Lens on Knowledge Translation. Science and Public Policy. 2013;40(1):1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs119
Huzair F, Borda-rodriguez A. Challenges for the Application and Development of OMICs Health Technologies in Developing Countries. Drug Development Research. 2012 Nov;73(7):447-451. https://doi.org/10.1002/ddr.21036
Huzair F, Papaioannou T. UK Biobank: Consequences for Commons and Innovation. Science and Public Policy. 2012 Jul 18;39(4):500-512. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs036
Janice E. G, Borda-rodriguez A, Huzair F, Zinck E. Capacity for a Global Vaccine Safety System: the Perspective of National Regulatory Authorities. Vaccine. 2012 Jul;30(33):4953-4959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.05.045
Huzair F, A M. Capacity building in genomics medicine and molecular diagnostics: the case of Sri Lanka. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. 2012;10(3):185–194. https://doi.org/10.2174/187569212802509960