Intellectual Property Law and Food Security

Hamish MacDonald

PhD Candidate
TC Beirne School of Law

Hamish is a PhD candidate at the TC Beirne School of Law. His current research focusses on the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of patent law. In particular, his research explores how the law conceptualises and regulates modern biotechnology products. He is also interested in the interrelationship between law and science, and how these domains influence and depend upon one another. Hamish is currently organising a public workshop on the social, ethical and legal implications of CRISPR gene editing technologies. He completed a dual degree in Science/Laws (Honours) in June 2017, with a major in chemistry.