First Bioethics Symposium
The first IMBA Bioethics Symposium, April 5th 2017
The first Bioethics Symposium at IMBA will address and discuss the main challenges arising from recent advancements in life sciences. New technologies like stem cell research, artificial organoids and genome editing have raised enormous expectations within the biomedical research community, patients and the general public. At the same time many ethical questions have emerged and a need to be discussed in an open dialogue.
The first bioethics symposium at IMBA will address the scientific community and opinion leaders from diverse fields, and is also open to the public. Its aim is to foster a dialogue on ethical up-to-date issues like data sharing, bio-banking, genome editing, stem cell and organoid research and raise awareness for responsible research. The goal is to bridge biotechnological research and relevant ethical aspects as well as to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to highlight best practice examples.
- Professor Christiane Druml
Head of the Austrian Bioethics Commission and UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
- Prof. Dr. Ullrich Körtner
Professor for systematic theology, specialist for bioethics and medical ethics, University of Vienna
- Prof. Annelien Bredenoord, PhD
Professor for bioethics, Medial University Utrecht, member of parliament in the Netherlands
- Carol Smee
Regulatory & Ethical Compliance Manager, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
- Sarion Bowers, PhD
Policy Lead, Sanger Institute
- Johannes Starkbaum
Scientific collaborator BBR-network research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resource. Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna