Christopher Coenen is the SYNENERGENE Coordinator, leading the Coordination team at KIT's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) together with Harald König and Steffen Albrecht. Christopher is a senior researcher at KIT-ITAS and involved in national and European projects on synthetic biology since the mid-2000s. He is editor-in-chief of the journal 'NanoEthics' (Springer), a forum for informed discussion about ethical and societal aspects of new and emerging science and technology. For a list of his projects and his more recent publications, see: https://www.itas.kit.edu/english/staff_coenen_christopher.php. For more information about other KIT-ITAS activities on synthetic biology, see: https://www.itas.kit.edu/english/synbio.php.