Lorenzo Beltrame (PhD in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento 2007) is Associate professor of Sociology of Innovation and Sociology of Globalisation at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. Formerly he was Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.
His research focuses mainly on the social, institutional and regulatory aspects of the emergent bioeconomies in the field of stem cell research. He has published on Science as Culture, BioSocieties, New Genetics and Society, Developing World Bioethics, Sociology of Health and Illness and Public Understanding of Science.
He has been editor of a special issue on emergent forms of biobanking published by Tecnoscienza. The Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies (with C. Hauskeller).