The chairman of the German Ethics Council, Professor Peter Dabrock, will visit the Department on 15 March. Together with Dr Matthias Braun he will give a lecture on
“The Fragility of Public Trust in Scientific Research: The Case of Genome Editing”
The talk will take place on Wednesday 15 March from 3-5pm at Strand Campus K 0.16 (King’s Building).
All welcome – please feel free to share with colleagues and students!
Peter Dabrock, Prof. Dr. theol., is Professor of Systematic Theology/Ethics at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Chair of the German Ethics Council. From 2011 until 2016 he was also member of the “European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies”. His research focusses on Concrete Ethics from a Protestant perspective, Foundational Theology and Bioethics as theologically based Social Ethics (with special regard to health care, human genomics, synthetic biology, big data and biobanks). [image: Metropolico.org]
Matthias Braun, Dr. theol., is assistant Professor at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research focuses on theological, philosophical and socio-political concepts in emerging biotechnologies at the science-society interface (with special regard to synthetic biology, stem cell research and big-data medicine), and on concepts of recognition and vulnerability and its implications on ethics.