Dino Trescher

Dino Trescher

Research Associate

Dino Trescher is a risk and science communication scholar. His research foci concern systemic interdependencies of nature, technology and society, especially the nexus of risk and ethics assessment. He is currently researching REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders (RECIPES). Before joining IASS he led quantitative and qualitative risk benefit perception research projects at the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and contributed to the further development of the German National Sustainable Development Strategy. Prior to this he led numerous risk perception research projects in the department Sociology of Risk and Risk Benefit Appraisal at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). He holds degrees in Science Communication (M.Sc.) from Technische Universität Berlin and Media and Communication Management/Journalism (B.A.) from DHBW Ravensburg. He served many years as a science journalist and editor at the interface of science, technology and society, was several times stipendiary of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Journalismfund, moderates debates and lectures i.a. scientific writing.

  • Systemic risks
  • Risk governance
  • interdisciplinary risk analysis
  • Sociology of risk
  • Risk and Science Communication
  • Participatory democracy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Ethics Assessment

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Nielsen, Rasmus Øjvind, Agatha Gurzawska, Andrea Porcari, Dino Trescher, Doris Wolfslehner, Elivio Mantovani, Gregor Strle, u. a. (2017). Cost-effectiveness and risk-benefit of ethics assessment. Stakeholders Acting Together on the Ethical Impact Assessment of Research and Innovation (SATORI), 2017.
  • Trescher, Dino. Genome Editing and the ethics of risk. When is a risk morally acceptable or not? Feature Article. Stakeholders Acting Together on the Ethical Impact Assessment of Research and Innovation (SATORI), 2017.
  • Ovadia, Daniela, Dino Trescher, Jelica Šumič Riha, Gregor Strle, Julius Griessler, Rok Benčin, und Dubravka Vejnović (2016). The assessment of capacity building and training needs in ethics assessment. Stakeholders Acting Together on the Ethical Impact Assessment of Research and Innovation (SATORI).
  • Trescher, Dino (2015). Plea for rethinking dialoques and accountability. Wissenschaftsmanagement, Nr. 1, 6-7.
  • Trescher, Dino (2014). Handling uncertainties and risks in society requires all actors to cooperate. The Euroscientist, 11. Juni 2014.
  • Trescher, Dino (2014). Digitally-enhanced research has yet to become more collaborative. The Euroscientist, 26. February 2014.
  • Trescher, Dino (2013). Symbolische Kämpfe um soziale Macht - Zur Räson von Medienskandalen. Gegenworte - Hefte zum Disput über Wissen 29, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), Heft Frühjahr 2013, 20-23.
  • Trescher, Dino (2013). Co-created knowledge to strengthen sustainable societies. The Euroscientist, 4. Dezember 2013.
  • Trescher, Dino (2011). Kaleidoscope of Cultures of Science - Challenges, Trends and Critical View of Science Communication. Wissenschaftsmanagement, Nr. 1, 4-5.
  • Trescher, Dino (2010). Wissenschaftskommunikation zwischen Medialisierung und Moderation. Wissenschaftsmanagement, Nr. 3, 25-30.
  • 2021 speaker. From hazard-based approaches towards risk-informed sustainable development. Governance of Water & Stakeholder Engagement, Potsdam Summer School, 12. August 2021.
  • 2021 speaker. Stakeholder Participation - an introduction to the why and how. Governance of Water and Stakeholder Engagement, Potsdam Summer School, 19. August 2021.
  • 2020 panelist. Nutrition labelling in Germany. Policy Debate on Food Choice, Food Marketing and Public Health. Zoetermeer, NL. 20. February 2020.
  • scholarship Journalismfund 2014 European Steel Manufacturing and Environmental Policy and the best available technigues
  • scholarship Robert Bosch Stiftung 2013. Innovations in science journalism: nanomagazin.net
  • scholarship Journalismfund 2013. EU Research Policy.
  • Journalism Award Journalistenpreis 'Dash' for "What it means to be nano", Die Zeit, 20.10.2011
  • scholarship Science Journalism Initiative 2011. EU research funding.
  • scholarship Science Journalism Initiative 2010. Nano materials and risk research