Bioethics: Building trust

New developments in biomedical research raise new ethical issues and calls for rethinking of old concepts and theories of human life.


Bioethics is a multi-disciplinary endeavour. We reflect on issues in health care and science and our research provides updated knowledge for courses in neuroethics, bioethics and public health ethics

One of the greatest challenges of modern science is understanding the human brain. We are part of the European Commission flagship initiative to simulate the human brain and will look at the social, ethical and philosophical implications of The Human Brain Project.

Another challenge offered by technology is how risk is communicated. We are also running a six year international multi-disciplinary project on how to manage hand handle genetic risk information.

We recently completed a project on how media portrays synthetic biology. We are also working on issues related to health inequality, privacy in health care, and the role family plays.