Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) is an internationally oriented, interdisciplinary research unit jointly established by Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) and Hannover Medical School (MHH). CELLS conducts research, offers teaching and consultancy in relation to ethical and legal aspects of the life sciences. CELLS also sits on the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. 

Key staff involved in EBiSC

Prof. Nils Hoppe (Co-Director of CELLS) – Professor Hoppe, who holds a doctorate in Law, is an international expert in medical law and medical ethics. He is an external ethics expert for the European Commission (2008-), a member of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council and a consultant at Lawford Davies Denoon in London.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the RSM's Open Section Council. He is also an Associate at the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the European School of Molecular Medicine, Milan and in the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna. In 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), at the University of Oxford. 

Koko Kwisda (Research Fellow in Bioethics) – Koko Kwisda is pursuing her PhD focusing on ethical issues related to chimera research. Koko holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in both Molecular Biology and Philosophy from the University of Vienna. She gained lab experience at Yale University School of Medicine, the Research Center of Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM) and the Center for Brain Research of Vienna University of Medicine. 

Jasjote Grewal (Research Fellow in Biolaw) – Jasjote Grewal is pursuing her PhD in Law, focusing on the governance of rare diseases research and drug development. Jasjote holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Warwick, and a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Strasbourg. She qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2010 with a niche law firm in London, specialising in health and social care law. 

Malte Lütjen (Research Fellow in Sociology of Science) – Malte Lütjen is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology, focusing on conflicts of interest in projects conducted by industrial and scientific partners. Malte holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Politics from the University of Oldenburg, where he focused on organisational studies, and a Masters of Arts in Sociology from the University of Hannover, specialising in the Sociology of Science. In his Masters thesis, he analysed how science journalism contributes to the understanding of science within society.

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