Gaëlle Krikorian was until recently an advisor on Access to Knowledge and Intellectual Property issues for the Greens at the European Parliament. She has a PhD in sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Social Issues. Social Sciences, Politics and Health (IRIS) in Paris. She conduted research in sociology on the way health issues and intellectual property are negotiated in Free Trade Agreements and how government build their position and policies. She is the author of articles about the Commons, Intellectual property issues, Access to medicines, Access to knowledge. She co-edited a book on social mobilizations in this field: Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property (Zone Books Eds: New York). Before doing research on these topics she was an activist: during almost 10 years she was with the AIDS group Act Up.