Dianne Nicol is a distinguished professor of law at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Dianne has a background in science as well as law, with a PhD in cell biology. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Dianne is Director of the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania. Dianne’s current research focuses primarily in two areas: the regulation and governance of personalized medicine, genomic data sharing, biobanking, genome editing and other emerging technologies; and commercialisation of biotechnology and patenting of biotechnological inventions.