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Kalina Kamenova

Ph.D. (York University)

M.A. (University of Toronto)

M.A. (Central European University)

M.A. (Sofia University)

I am a seasoned researcher, educator, policy consultant, advocate for STEM education and science literacy, and a passionate promoter of deliberative democracy and public engagement. My areas of expertise include science and health communication, bioethics, innovation in public health, science and technology policy, civic engagement, media and culture, and interdisciplinary methodologies. I am the Founder and Research Director of the Canadian Institute for Genomics and Society (Genomics4S), a nonprofit organization that advances public knowledge of the emerging genomic, stem cell and assisted reproductive technologies and promotes responsible innovation in biomedicine through research, best practices for ethical governance, public engagement, and evidence-based decision-making.


Group Politics and Stakeholder Engagement with Gene Drive Technology
The Department of Political Science Speaker Series
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, Canada, January 29, 2019
Into the Unknown: Media Portrayal of Gene Drive Technology
Talking About Gene Drive: Communications Workshop
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)
Baltimore, MD, USA, November 4, 2017
OHLA Spotlight Speaker:
Health Science, Public Trust and Celebrity Culture
Ontario Library Association (OLA)
Super Conference 2016
Toronto, ON, Canada, January 29, 2016
Graphic recording of Dr. Kalina Kamenova's presentation by Liisa Sorsa and her team from ThinkLink Graphics
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Kalina Kamenova, gene drive
Are Ethical Qualms over Embryonic Stem Cells still Relevant?
International Retreat on Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine
Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale), Germany, June 18–22, 2017
Kalina Kamenova health science public trust and celebrity culture
Graphic recording of Dr. Kalina Kamenova's presentation "Health Science, Public Trust and Celebrity Culture" at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) 2016 Super Conference


GM Mosquitoes Are the New Monsters: Gene Drive Technology and the Rhetoric of Fear in Media Discourse

Some of the Things at Stake in Gene Drive Research: Recent Ethical and Policy Challenges

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