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Professor Christiane Woopen


Executive Director of the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (CERES), University of Cologne

About Christiane Woopen

Christiane Woopen studied medicine and philosophy. At the University of Cologne, she is the Executive Director of CERES, a Professor of Ethics and Theory of Medicine and head of the Ethics research unit. She was a member of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee and chair of the German Ethics Council. She is currently chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and co-spokesperson for the Federal Government’s Data Ethics Commission.

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