Dr Jenny Molloy is a Shuttleworth Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, studying the role and impact of open approaches to intellectual property for a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy. Dr. Molloy's work focuses on better understanding problems facing researchers accessing biological research tools in low-resource contexts, particularly Latin America and Africa. She is analysing existing innovative solutions and the potential for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. The broader aim of her research is to contextualise "open source" approaches to biotechnology within current narratives of innovation and the bioeconomy policy agenda.




  • Kahl,  L.,  Molloy,  J.,  Patron,  N.,  Matthewman,  C.,  et  al. Expanding  Options  for  Science  & Translation  via  the  Open  Material  Transfer  Agreement (manuscript  accepted  by  Nature Biotechnology, 2018)
  • GOSH Community. Open Science Hardware Roadmap: making open hardware ubiquitous in science by 2025. (2018) Report available at
  • Wintle, B. C., Boehm, C. R., Rhodes, C., Molloy, J. C., et al.  (2017). A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering.  eLife, 6.
  • Molloy, J., Haseloff, J., Allen, L., Patron, J. et al.  (2017). Capacity building for the bioeconomy in Africa: harnessing fast, frugal and open technologies for education and sustainable development.  Report available at



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