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Professor Christiane Woopen


Hertz-Chair for Life Ethics, University Bonn

About Christiane Woopen

Christiane Woopen studied medicine and philosophy. She holds the Hertz-Chair for Life Ethics at Bonn University. Until September 2021, she was the Executive Director of CERES, a Professor of Ethics and Theory of Medicine and head of the Ethics research unit at the University of Cologne. She was a member of UNESCO‚Äôs 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.

Further information

Focus areas within the High-Tech Forum: social innovations (discussion paper, PDF), bio-IT innovations (discussion paper, PDF), participation process