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Christiaan de Koning

Doctoral Candidate

  • christiaan.dekoning@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Christiaan started his DPhil in Management Studies in 2015 under the supervision of Sue Dopson and Javier Lezaun. His research is funded by the Saïd Business School-Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship. Christiaan is affiliated with the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS). He is a member of Christ Church college.

Prior to starting his doctorate, Christiaan was a Visiting Fellow at InSIS in the BioProperty Research Group. He received an MPhil degree in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University and a Honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht.

Christiaan has served as an advisor to governing bodies such as the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Select Committee and the European Commission, as well as an expert to news outlets.


Christiaan’s research explores the commercialisation of emerging biotechnologies. He is particularly interested in the early stage translation processes of human health innovations from out of the laboratory into scalable products and services. His current studies and writing focuses, in particular, on the emergence of gene editing platforms like CRISPR.

Christiaan De Koning, André Sica De Campos, Sarah Hartley, Javier Lezaun and Lea Velho (2017) Responsible Innovation and political accountability: genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil Journal of Responsible Innovation, 4 (1) pp. 5-23.