GenØk – Centre for Biosafety was founded in 1998 and is a non-commercial foundation located in the research environment at the University of Tromsø and Forskningsparken (the Science Park).
GenØk vision is safer use of biotechnology. The Foundation conducts research on environmental, health and social consequences of genetic engineering and genetic modification. GenØk also conducts information activities and consulting within their area of competence.
The institute has approx. 35 employees. Our closest partners are TWN (Third World Network) and the University of Tromsø.
In 2007 GenØk was appointed national competence in biosafety.