Gaëlle Krikorian leaves in France. She is a sociologist and a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Social Issues (IRIS). Her researches focused a lot on the way health issues are taken into account during the negotiation of intellectual property in Free Trade Agreements. Until recently and during 4 years she was an advisor on Access to Knowledge and Intellectual Property issues for the Greens at the European Parliament. 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). For almost 10 years and until 2004 she was an AIDS working with Act Up in Paris. As a feminist she is part of several groups in France.