Professor of Theory and Ethics in the Biosciences
Christoph Rehmann-Sutter is a philosopher and bioethicist, Professor of Theory and Ethics in the Biosciences at the University of Lübeck in Germany. Born in 1959 he obtained a first training in molecular biology with a Diploma from the Biocenter at University of Basel, then a second full training in philosophy and sociology at the Universities of Basel, Freiburg in Breisgau and the Technical University of Darmstadt. 1997-1998 he joined the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management ESPMH of the University of California at Berkeley as a Research Fellow. Since 1996 he was Head of the Unit for Ethics in the Biosciences at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
He was board member then president of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Ethics (1999-2002), 2000-2009 he was member of the Research Ethics Commission Basel (EKBB), 2001-2009 he was Chair of the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics, elected by the Swiss Government, advising parliament and government in matters of bioethics. 2017-2019 President of the European Society of Philosophy, Medicine and Healthcare ESPMH. He has extensively researched, published and taught on biomedical ethics and philosophy of biology, especially genetics, nationally and internationally and participated in numerous working groups and commissions at the Council of Europe (CDBI), UNO, WHO, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, SAMW, ScNAT and others. He had Visiting Professorships at London School of Economics (LSE), King’s College London and Newcastle University.
Institut für Medizingeschichte und WissenschaftsforschungUniversität zu LübeckKönigstraße 42, Lübeck, Germany, D-23552