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Team Member

Palmira Granados Moreno

Academic Associate

Palmira Granados (LL.M., Ph.D. (D.C.L.) is a Mexican lawyer and Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy of McGill University specialized in intellectual property and life sciences and bioethics. She recently obtained her PhD (Doctor of Civil Law) from the Faculty of Law at McGill University under the supervision of Professor Richard Gold.


Her work focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of research and development involving biomedicine and genomics, as well as the legal and implementation issues around open science. She has published and presented her work in international fora on the interface between intellectual property and biomedicine and information technologies, commercialization, genetic discrimination and immigration, legal issues associated with open science and open source in biomedicine and information technologies, and bioethics, to name some. She is also a guest lecturer in the graduate class of Genetics and Bioethics at McGill University and in the graduate class of Global Health Ethics at the University of Southern California, San Diego. She is currently a member of the International Expert Group of the Genetic Discrimination Observatory and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy of McGill University.


Prior to working at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, she was a member of the International Expert Group of the Innovation Partnership, of the New Researchers Group of VALGEN. She obtained her law degree from la Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico and her LL.M from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She practiced law with a Mexican leading law firm in the area of intellectual property and information technology and was responsible for teaching the course Law and Public Policy at the Faculty of Law at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. She has also been closely involved with the Free Software Foundation and Creative Commons Mexico.

Research Areas: intellectual property and biomedicine, intellectual property and information technologies, open science and open source, genetic discrimination, medical devices regulation, bioethics