Julian Kinderlerer is currently Assistant Director of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics. His plans for the near future include starting an approved and large project funded by the Wellcome Trust providing an on-line resource for bioethics in the UK. He has been involved in issues relating to the regulation of Biotechnology worldwide for many years, having joined the UK's Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification in 1984, when it was founded. He is currently seconded to the UNEP in Nairobi to help develop capacity Building projects in Biosafety in terms of the Cartagena Protocol and the Biological Diversity Convention.