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Civil Law Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Dr. Alkorta´s research field covers protection of medical data, regulation of reproductive technologies, tissue donation, and personalized medicine. She is a member of the Consolidated Research Group on Personhood, Patrimony and Family, with a vast experience on interdisciplinary research projects funded by European and Spanish agencies.

She has been Invited Professor at the Hastings Center of Bioethics, New York (2001, 2002), Bioethics Center of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2006), CERFAP, Université de Bordeaux (2016).

She served as Secretary General of the Society for Basque Studies from 2004 to 2009. Vice Rector of Quality and Educational Innovation of the University of the Basque Country (2009-2012), where she was in charge of the European Higher Education Integration Area in the field of educational innovation. Vice Minister of University and Research of the Basque Government (2012-2015). She is Director of the Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country. She is a correspondent member of Iura Vasconiae and of the Basque Academy for Sciences, Arts & Humanities. At present, she is Director of the Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country.


Professor of private law and research coordinator at the Center for Studies in Biolaw, Ethics and Health (CEBES) and director of the Biolaw, Ethics, Health and Technology Research Group at the University of Murcia. She is currently director of the research project Health data: Ethical and legal keys for the digital transformation of the health system (BioDat) of the Science and Technology Agency of the Region of Murcia and is involved in three other projects related to law, technology and health. She has three six-year periods of research and knowledge transfer recognized by the National Commission for the Assessment of Research Activity (CNEAI). She is also member of the Regional Council of Care Ethics of the Department of Health and Social Policy, Region of Murcia. She is coordinator of the dual Master of Bio-law and New Technologies between the University of Murcia and the University of Lille, France.


PhD in Law. He is currently “Ramón y Cajal” Researcher and Professor of Criminal Law at Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain). He is also Co-Director of the “Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies” at the same university. He has carried out research stays at Tulane University (USA), University of Coimbra (Portugal) as well as at the National Academy of Legal Sciences (Ukraine). His lines of research include those related to the mechanisms of criminal protection of public health, as well as the analysis of criminal phenomena associated with major biological and public health crises. In the framework of these topics, he has participated in several research projects (nationals and Europeans) and published several articles and book chapters.


Bachelor’s Degree in Law, University of Deusto with final degree mark: Outstanding (9); Master’s Degree in Fundamental Rights and Public Powers, UPV/EHU with final master’s degree mark: “Notable” (8) and Interuniversity Doctorate: University of Deusto, Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and Ramón Llull-ESADE. Thesis: “Las respuestas del Derecho a las nuevas manifestaciones de dopaje en el deporte”. Directors: C.M. ROMEO CASABONA / A. EMALDI. Thesis distinguished with International Mention, Outstanding Cum Laude and XVI Legal Prize of the Andalusian Association of Sports Law. My research career (for the last 11 years) has been developed in a research centre of the highest level: the Chair in Law and the Human Genome Research Group, University of the Basque Country; Research Group qualified as Level A and “Excellent” by the Basque Government. It has been a very successful period of time, characterised by my participation in a large number of competitive research projects (11): national (7) and EU-funded (4). In addition, I have been able to contribute to 97 publications (2 books, 21 book chapters, 45 articles and 29 short articles). I have been a speaker at national and international conferences (in countries such as France, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Brazil or Greece (more than 30 conference papers). All this culminated with a Postdoctoral grant from the Basque Government and, later, a Postdoctoral grant “Juan de la Cierva” from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (1st position in the list of Spain with the highest score). I have a notable international teaching career (Professor of the Master’s Degree in Sports Law at the University of Athens, Greece and teaching at the University of Coimbra, Portugal). At national level Professor of the Inter-University Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Biolaw (Universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and of the Master’s Degree in Sports Law (CEU University) and at the UNED (Professor of the Master’s Degree in Health Law, University Expert Course in Health Law). Accredited by “ANECA” as “Profesora Contratada Doctora”. A long postdoctoral stay of 2 years at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France. My research interests focus on Administrative Law (mainly Health Law and Sports Law). Also: Coordinator of the Journal of Law and the Human Genome, Ed. Dykinson.


Full professor at the University of Valencia (Spain) where he teaches Legal Theory, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Bioethics. His fields of research are Human Rights, Political Ecology, Bioethics and Biolaw. He has published three books: “Ecología: de las razones a los derechos”, “¿Clonar? Ética y Derecho ante la clonación humana” (translated into Italian) and “Por una bioética razonable”. He has also edited six books and written more than 180 articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He was temporary Magistrate of the Provincial Court of Valencia, Director of the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Valencia and General Director of Scientific Policy of the valencian government. He also was member of the Comité Directeur pour la Bioétique (CDBI) of the Council of Europe and is member of the Spanish Bioethics Committee and of the Pontifical Academy for Life.


Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine in Bordeaux and former Head of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the CHU. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Montreal. He has directed a CNRS research unit on Physiology and Pathophysiology of movement at the University of Bordeaux. His work focuses on the analysis of neural coding at the level of cortical and subcortical sectors involved in action planning. In particular, he has demonstrated the role of somesthetic afferents (feedback) in the activity of motor cortex neurons. In addition, using the non-human primate model rendered Parkinsonian by MPTP, his group discovered the beneficial effects of high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of the subthalamic nucleus on akinesia and hypertonia. Subsequently, the Grenoble team transferred this technique to humans. His group has also contributed to defining a new therapeutic strategy for resistant OCD by applying HFS to the ventral striatum. Director of the Bordeaux Neurosciences Institute, he was also Deputy Scientific Director in charge of Neurosciences at the CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences. Within AVIESAN, he was Co-Director of the ITMO “Neurosciences, Neurology, Psychiatry”. He was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Ethics and of the High Council of Public Health. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Director of the Institut des neurosciences de Bordeaux, he was assistant scientific director, in charge of neurosciences, at the Institut des Sciences Biologiques du CNRS. Within AVIESAN, he was co-director of the ITMO “Neurosciences, Neurology, Psychiatry”. He has been a member of the National Ethical Advisory Committee and the High Council of Public Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies, University of Trento, Italy (2012), where is currently research assistant. In July 2018 Dr. Lucia Busatta obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Constitutional Law. Lucia now collaborates to the research activities of the BioLaw Research Team at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. Her main field of research concerns the right to healthcare and biolaw. Between 2016 and 2019, Lucia has been working as post-doc research fellow at the Department of Public, International and EU Law at the University of Padua, Italy. Her main focus of research was the impact of cross-border healthcare on national healthcare systems and the protection of fundamental rights of migrants. Between 2018 and 2020, Dr. Lucia Busatta held a course on Legislation and Organisation of services for families and minors (42 hours) at the School of Psychology, University of Padua. Since a.y. 2019/2020 she teaches the same subjects at the Course for Professional Educators run by the University of Ferrara, seat of Rovereto (Trento). In February 2017 she has been a visiting researcher at the School of Law of the University of Sheffield. Before, she has been visiting researcher at King’s College London (2010), at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow (2011) and at the Department of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2011). She presented papers and research proceedings in several conferences and seminars, both at national and international level, where she was either selected after a call for papers or invited as an expert.


I am a Legal Privacy Officer at the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic Foundation. My role consists of implementing and managing of the Fondazione privacy compliance program, assisting Law Department and Ethics Committee, reviewing agreements with national, European and International partners and drafting contracts with suppliers, ICT licenses and clinical trials. Furthermore, I supervise all the processes of the hospital and consortium members. The complexity of the structure allows me to analyze the most diverse issues; from international conventions for clinical studies, to the use of medical apps and connected medical devices, to the management of biobanks and the use of Big Data and A.I. for the management of clinical data. I participate in research projects funded by the European Commission regarding these topics.


Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law (Trento University). He is the Founder and the Chief Editor of the BioLaw Journal. He teaches Law and AI, Biolaw, and Bioethics in different Universities. He is also the PI in two Jean Monnet initiatives on Law, Life Sciences and AI. He received a Council of Europe Fellowship (1993) and a Ph.D. in Fundamental Liberties in Comparative Law (1996). Visiting professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT, 2003: Law and Bioethics), he has done research at Oxford (2016, 2013, 2012) Harvard (2009), Berkeley (2006), Toronto (2000), Lancaster (1999), Montréal (1995), San Sebastian (1993). He is a member of the Italian National Bioethics Committee, and of many Scientific Societies and Steering Committees, such as The Future of Science and Ethics (Umberto Veronesi Foundation), Diritto Pubblico Comparato Europeo (Il Mulino). He serves as delegate of the rector in the Ethics Research Committee of the University of Trento. He is a member of the OECD Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, and represented Italy at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee extraordinary session (February 2021). He published/edited 20 books, and he is author or co-author of more than 130 articles and papers.


A senior lecturer specialising in research, she has been working at the University of Bordeaux since 2003. She develops her research activities in the field of Administrative Law and Health Law, the latter appearing in many respects as a relevant observatory of the evolutions or transformations of the former. Her main areas of research are psychiatric treatment without consent, end of life and jurisdictional plurality. She is co-director of the Master in Health Law.


Doctor in Law and Director of the Health Law and Bioethics Research Group at IDIVAL, a joint research centre run by the Regional Ministry of Health and the University of Cantabria. Internationally, he is General Secretary of the European Association of Health Law and Coordinator of the Ibero-American Health Law Network. Since 2020 he has been Vice-President of the Network of Bioethics Committees of the Autonomous Regions and Spain (REDECABE). He has participated as principal investigator in different European and national projects. Author of numerous publications in his speciality, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several Spanish, Italian, Polish, Brazilian and Argentinean scientific journals. He is the Spanish representative in HeaLab (European Network on Health, Law and Bioethics) and a member of the Jean Monnet Network on Health Law & Policy. From the perspective of internationalisation, he has been a guest lecturer at European and American universities in more than 20 countries.


David Černý studied philosophy at universities in Bologna and Rome and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Charles University in Prague. He is now a Research Fellow at the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences and at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences. His primary focus is on moral philosophy and personal ontology, particularly on the philosophical and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and robotics. He has also been for a long time interested in medical ethics. He is the author or co-author of five monographs in the Czech language on the ethics of abortion, animal rights, stem cell research, the principle of double effect, and the ethics of death and dying. His latest publications include The Principle of Double Effect. A History and Philosophical Defense (New York: Routledge 2020). He is a founding member of the Karel Čapek Center for Values in Science and Technology (


Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). He has been Director of the Gregorio Peces-Barba Human Rights Institute and the Gregorio Peces-Barba Foundation for the Study and Cooperation in Human Rights. Head of the research group on Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is also responsible for the Networks “El Tiempo de los Derechos” and “DERTECNIA” (Human Rights, Diversity and Technology). He has participated in 45 research projects, of which he has been the responsible researcher on 34 occasions. His fields of interest are Philosophy of Law; Political Philosophy; Legal Argumentation, Human Rights (Concept and Basis of Fundamental Rights, History of Fundamental Rights, Law’s Theory of Fundamental Rights, Vulnerable groups), and new technologies and rights.


Iñigo de Miguel Beriain holds a bachelor’s in Economics and Business Management and Administration from the University of Navarra (1995) and in Law from the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED, in Spanish) (1997). In addition, he is a European Doctor in Law by the UNED (2003) and in Philosophy by the University of the Basque Country (2013). To broaden his education and his research, he undertook several research stays, at the universities of Pisa and Trento (Italy), the Jagellonian University of Krakow (Poland) and the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (France).

His research is aimed at areas related to the Philosophy of Law, Ethics in the Economy, Bioethics or Medical law.

He has participated in several research projects, among which the following can be highlighted: CHIMBRIDS. Chimeras and Hybrids in Comparative European and International Research. Scientific, ethical, philosophical and legal aspects; SYBHEL. Synthetic Biology for Human Health: Ethical and Legal Issues and PANELFIT. Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT.

He has acted as a lecturer in many courses, workshops and congresses in universities from different countries. He has published six books and sixty-five book chapters. He has also written more than fifty papers in WOS or SCOPUS indexed journals.


Graduated in Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1990. He began his professional practice as a lawyer in 1992, founding his own law firm in 1998, having held the position of President of the firm until 2011. In 2008 he defended his doctoral thesis on the legal-constitutional nature of the living will, obtaining the qualification of outstanding cum laude, having received the honourable mention for the best doctoral thesis defended at the Faculty in that year. He has been working as a lecturer since 1997, firstly as an hourly contract lecturer and then as a full-time lecturer, currently holding the position of Associate Lecturer in the Area of Constitutional Law. From 2013 to 2016 he was in charge of the direction of the Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and since 2017 he has been the director of the Centre for Innovation in Law, CID-ICADE, an area of the Dean’s Office in charge of postgraduate studies and knowledge transfer in the Faculty. Since January 2013 he has been a member of the Spanish Bioethics Committee, having held the Vice-Presidency of this consultative body from 2013 to 2018 and from January 2019 its Presidency by appointment of the Minister of Health, and since April 2014 he has been a member of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) of UNESCO. He is a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Murcia. He is also a member of the Expert Group for the Covid-19 vaccination strategy of the Ministry of Health and the Interterritorial Council, and belongs to the EAB of the Harmony Consortium.


Professor of Law – Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra (Civil Law: General Theory of Civil Law, Medical Law). Coordinator of the “Public Health Law in the Lusophone World” project, supported by the WHO. PhD – “Medical Liability and Patient’s Rights” – Approved Suma cum laude. President of the Direction of the Centre for Biomedical Law. Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association for Medical Law (2012-2016). Fellow of ECTIL (European Centre on Tort and Insurance Law – Vienna, Austria). President of the Institutional Review Board of AIBIL. Member of the National Ethics Committee for Life Sciences (2015-2020). Member of the Medico-Legal Council (2020-). Member of the Ethics Committee of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Legal Science. Member of the Ethics Committee of the Coimbra Polytechnic Institute. Vice-President of the Ethics Committee of the Coimbra Surgical Centre. Former Member of the Council of Bioethics of the Portuguese Society of Human Genetics.


Postdoctoral Researcher at the UPV/EHU. G.I Chair of Human Genome Law. Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Lecturer. Degree in Law (UCLV, Cuba 2001) and PhD in Computer Science Applied to Law, cum laude (UDC 2014). Diploma of Advanced Studies (USC 2007). Her studies have focused on the relationships between computer science, law and biomedical sciences in two main directions. Multidisciplinary studies based on graph theory and complex networks. She is the author of more than 30 research articles, 3 books, 22 book chapters and 1 registered software. General research quality indicators: number of citations 694, h-index = 13. Accredited as Associate Professor (ANECA). Positive evaluation by the UNIBASQ Agency as doctoral research staff in the field of Social Sciences, Law and Economics at the UPV/EHU.


Professor at the University of Deusto in the following subjects: “Constitutional Law”, “Law, Bioethics and Biotechnology,” and “Human Resources.” Doctorate in Law (1999) from the University of Deusto. Member of the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. since its beginning in 1994. To expand her professional training she has taken several positions abroad: University  of Eastburg (UK),  University of Sheffield (UK), Riga Stradina Universitate (Letvia) , Seconda Universitá degli Studi di Napoli (Italia) and in the University of  Coimbra (Portugal). She is a member of several national and European research projects (LATINBANKS, POSEIDON, BIGDATIUS, CIBERSEGPENAL). She has been leader of several European projects (NEWR, PropEur, EU-GEI). She has participated as an expert, advisor or evaluator in numerous initiatives (European Research Council Executive Agency), and is a member of many other scientific committees. She has participated in several national and international Conferences, Seminars, and Symposia in Spain, Europe and Latin America. Member of the scientific or editorial committee of various Spanish and Latin American scientific Journals, as well as advisor to several Scientific Associations and Institutions. Author, co-author, and editor of several books and articles published in different countries and in five languages.


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the ethics and governance of genome editing with the ‘Ethics of Genome Editing’ ResearchCentre, in the Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine, Eberhard KarlsUniversity Tübingen, Germany. I also continue to lead the Irish Unit of theUNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) based in the Centre of Bioethical Researchand Analysis (COBRA), NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland. My primary research areas are the ethical, legal and social justice implications of new biotechnologies, esp. genome editing; human enhancement technologies; Biotechpatents, ethical licencing and novel regulation of new technologies;Deliberative engagement and building trust in science and medicine (e.g. future technologies, genome editing, vaccines); ELSI analysis of migrant- centred electronic health records; New challenges in healthcare ethics – bridging theory and practice; and Non-ideal theories of distributive justice and multidisciplinary approaches. I am currently writing a book on the ethics and social justice implications of human genome editing (with sections on patent and IP and regulatory responses).


Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics, Jagiellonian University Medical College. Master of Philosophy granted by the College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (2012), Doctor of Law (2017), and from Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. She studied also at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Recently, a fellow at The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna (2019), and a visiting scholar at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Research Institute (2018). Her research is focused on narrative medicine and the role of trust and solidarity in bioethics.


Associate Professor of Constitutional Law. University of Roma Tre (Italy) – Department of Political Sciences. Member of Research Group “Garantire il Massimo Grado di Protezione della Privacy e dei Dati Personali attraverso Strumenti Innovativi per le PMI e i Cittadini — SMEDATA”, P.I Prof. Carlo Colapietro, University of Roma Tre. Member of Research Group PRIN 2017 “Self- and Co-regulation for Emerging Technologies: Towards a Technological Rule of Law (SE.CO.R.E TECH). L’impatto delle nuove tecnologie sui processi di auto- e co-regolazione: verso uno Stato di diritto tecnologico”, P.I. Prof. Andrea Simoncini, University of Roma Tre. Member of Working group about data-driven for the emergency Covid-19 Ministero dell’Innovazione Tecnologica e la Digitalizzazione. He is the author of many scientific papers and books on topics concerning public law, law and science, new technologies public law, biolaw.


Lecturer in Private Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Bordeaux. Specialist in Personal Law, Family Law and Bioethics Law.

Her research interests include the different forms of couples, new modes of procreation and filiation, the end of life, the relationship between Law and Bioethics, including the issue of Neuroscience and Law.

Deputy Director of the European Research Centre for Family, Personal and Health Law (CERFAPS) and Director of the Law Clinic at the University of Bordeaux.


Since 2020 Migle Laukyte is Tenure Track Professor of Cyber Law and Cyber Rights at the Faculty of Law of Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). Her main lines of research are legal issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and other disruptive technologies. Migle Laukyte has been a CONEX-Marie Curie researcher at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2015-2019) where she has developed research on the legal personality of AI and has been one of the founders of the academic unit DERTECNIA (Human Rights, Diversity and New Technologies) at the same university. Before coming to Spain, Migle has been a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Researcher at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) and has obtained her PhD at the University of Bologna (Italy).


FPU researcher of the Ministry of Universities in the Department of Public Law at the UPV/EHU. He is a member of the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. and participates in the European research project “Participatory approaches to a new ethical and legal framework for ICT (PANELFIT)” (EC Grant Agreement No 788039). He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the ethical and legal aspects of automated decision-making in healthcare. A sample of his publications can be found in his ORCID iD.


Associate Lecturer in Procedural Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Law from the aforementioned university and has been a lecturer in Procedural Law at the University of Deusto (Bilbao). She is the author of several scientific contributions in the field of Procedural Law, including the monographs Los delitos semipúblicos y privados (J.M. Bosch, 2011) and Del sumario como fase al proceso penal de instrucción (J.M. Bosch, 2020), as well as a large number of articles in indexed journals. Her main lines of research include the procedural analysis of criminal offences that can be prosecuted at the request of a party, the study of some types of scientific evidence in the framework of criminal proceedings (DNA, P300), as well as the procedural impact of adverse event reporting and registration systems in the health sphere, among others. As part of her research work, Professor Libano Beristain has carried out multiple research stays in national and international centres of reference.


Lorenzo Marchesi has worked since 2003 with the Italian National Council of Research/IASI and presently, since 2013 (current), with the Catholic University Medical School (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) on research programs. In the following projects he was responsible for ethics monitoring: EDEN, REACHING OUT, ENCIRCLE (concluded) and on ongoing Projects NO-FEAR and COVINFORM INCLUDING. He also is a contributor to the EU-HYBNET project ethics team. He participated in a UCSC Project on Innovative Strategies in Liver Transplantation. From 2008 to 2012 he was Quality Manager for the Contract Research Organization Ferrario Dati. His areas of Expertise include FDA Good Clinical Practice standards, Quality Management in Clinical Studies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Clinical Studies, Data Protection and GDPR compliance and ethics standards in research. He also has expertise in data encryption and data protection legal framework.


Lecturer in Bioethics and Biolaw within the Health Sciences area. PI in the competitive public call project “The adolescent and the ethical-legal framework for autonomous health management”; PI of the innovation project “Initial competences of Health Science students for the preparation of the Final Degree thesis”, which has resulted in 5 papers presented at international conferences; author of 28 scientific articles indexed in Scopus, Dialnet and Latindex; 15 book chapters; 1 Handbook of Nursing Ethics and Legislation (3 editions and reference book at undergraduate and postgraduate level); 1 Handbook on Safety Ethics and Risk Prevention; 1 Handbook on Security Ethics and Risk Management (2 editions); a PhD thesis supervised, which has resulted in the publication of a book. Invited speaker at more than 25 national and international scientific conferences and events; 9 papers on different topics of educational innovation presented at international conferences. I have been a member of the Health Care Ethics Committee, Research Ethics Committee, Deontological Commission of the Professional College of Nursing. 


Timo Minssen is Professor of Law at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Founding Director of UCPH’s Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL). His research, supervision, teaching & part-time advisory practice concentrates on Intellectual Property-, Competition & Regulatory Law with a special focus on new technologies, big data & artificial intelligence in the health & life sciences. Timo is member of several international committees and regularly advising the WHO, WIPO, EU Commission, various research organizations, national governments and law firms. He presents his research at international IP symposia, major law firms, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Hong Kong & Tokyo,  Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, Yale, MIT, the Broad institute, as well as at the  WHO, WIPO, European Medicines Agency and National Ehics Councils etc. His publications comprise 4 monographs, as well as 140+ articles and book chapters. Timo’s research has been featured in i.a. The Economist, The Financial Times & Times Higher Education, and published in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Genetics, Nature Electronics, Nature PJ Digital Medicine, The Lancet Digital Health, PLoS-Computational Biology, Biotech. J., Drug Discovery, JLB, BLR, Person.Med., IIC, EIPR, ECLR, JIPLP, GRUR Int., Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop., IPQ, QMJIP, NIR & EUConst.LR. He is also a regular contributor on Harvard Law School’s “Bill of Health” blog.


Master’s Degree in Health Law and Master’s Degree in Law. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of León, where she carries out research and teaching activities. She focuses her research activity on Biolaw and Bioethics. She has published numerous articles in national and international journals. These include “Digital pills for mental diseases: An ethical and social analysis of the issues behind the concept”, in Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2020). She has also published book chapters, including “Economic obstacles to the exercise of the right to health” in “The right to health care for all. Una visión integral” (Dykinson). She has given courses at the University of León (Spain), the University of Cartagena (Colombia) and the CIAPE Foundation (Chile). She has participated as a speaker at numerous national and international conferences. She participates as a reviewer in the journals ENRAHONAR and Clinical Ethics. In 2019 she was awarded the extraordinary prize for the best Master’s Thesis by the Pluralism and Coexistence Foundation. She has been a member of national and regional research projects.


Academic background and position: Doctor in Law. Researcher at the University of the Basque Country (Faculty of Law) and member of the Chair of Law and the Human Genome.

Teaching: Criminal Law at the University of the Basque Country (Law Degree). Biolaw in several postgraduate master in Spanish and Latin American universities.

Research and advisory activity: PI of the national project “BIGDATIUS” (Use of clinical data in new technological and scientific scenarios -Big Data-. Opportunities and legal implications). She is currently participating in the Eucancan, Eucanimage and Panelfit projects (Horizon 2020); in the Strategic Action in Health “Infrastructure for Precision Medicine associated with Science and Technology” -IMPaCT- (Spanich Ministry of Science and Innovation); in the 1 Million Genomes initiative (European Commission); in the Ethics and Policy Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium; and in the Regulatory and Ethics group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.  She is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and has collaborated in the drafting of legislation on biomedical research and research ethics committees in Spain.



Bachelor of Laws from the University of Deusto (third in his class and first in Basque) and Master’s Degree in Law from this University and the Illustrious Bar Association of Biscay, he is a Predoctoral Researcher (FPI) at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU in the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. (Group A 1066-IT rated as “Excellent” by the Basque Government). He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on neoeugenics and the protection of fundamental rights as a limit to new reprogenetic techniques under the supervision of Full Professor of Criminal Law UPV/EHU Carlos M. Romeo Casabona and Prof. in Constitutional Law at the University of Deusto Aitziber Emaldi Cirión. He is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law on the Law Degree (UPV/EHU). His lines of research focus on the fields of biolaw, bioethics, gene editing, eugenics and human enhancement, as well as public health.


Assistant professor in Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. He teaches Comparative Legal Systems and “BIOTELL: Teaching European Law and Life Sciences” at the Faculty of Law of Trento. He is actually involved in the Jean Monnet Project “TrAIL – Trento Artificial Intelligence Laboratory” (2019-2021). He is member of the editorial board of several national and foreign legal journals (DPCE, BioLaw Journal-Rivista di BioDiritto, Diritto costituzionale, Politics and Law, Ius et Scientia). He did research periods – among others – at the Chair in Law and the Human Genome (2006 and 2016, Bilbao), the HeLEX Centre (University of Oxford, 2010), the Observatori de Bioetica y Derecho (Barcelona, 2015) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, 2016). He has held more than 100 conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad, mainly on topics related to constitutional law, comparative public law, bio-law, migration law, law of linguistic minorities and judicial systems. He is author of more than 100 publications, including a monograph and numerous articles in national and foreign journals.


Lorena Pérez holds a PhD in Law from the UC3M. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “El Derecho de Protección de Datos Personales y la Industria de la Salud Digital” (Personal Data Protection Law and the Digital Health Industry) with which she obtained the qualification of Sobresaliente Cum Laude. She is currently a researcher at the Chair of Law and the Human Genome at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She is also a lecturer on personal data protection and technology at UC3M, Villanueva University, ESADE Business School and MIT, and U.S.Pablo CEU. She is also a trainer in data protection for public administration employees. She is also a member of the ICAM and a consultant. She has obtained an accesit award for research from the Basque Data Protection Agency and has several publications related to privacy and technologies applied to the Health Industry.


Researcher at the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. of the University of the Basque Country within the H2020 projects EUCANCan and EuCanImage, and PhD student. ‘Emilio Aced Data Protection Research Accessit Award’ by the Spanish Data Protection Authority in 2019. His research focuses on large-scale exploitation and sharing of personal data both in a pan-European and international context.  ICT Law, IP, and Data Protection lawyer. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master’s Degree (J.D.) in Legal Practice by the University of the Basque Country, and Master of Laws (LLM) in Telecommunications, Data Protection, Audiovisual and Information Society Law by the Carlos III University of Madrid. Mikel has authored multiple publications on data protection and, particularly, on the use and processing of sensitive personal data within genomic, health, and scientific research contexts. He regularly participates in seminars, conferences, and workshops on aforementioned areas and he is part of initiatives and organisations such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, the EUCAN ELSI Collaboratory, the Data Protection for Health-Related Research or the Artificial Intelligence for Health Imaging Network, inter alia. Mikel is also a member of the Spanish Privacy Professional Association.


International Doctorate in Digital Law (Università di Bologna, Italy). Assistant Professor Doctor. Academic Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Data Protection at the International University of La Rioja. Information Security, Compliance and Data Protection Legal Consultant.


Prof. Dr. iur Dr. med. Dr. h. c. mult. Carlos María Romeo Casabona is a Doctor in Law and in Medicine by the University of Zaragoza. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Criminology by the Complutense University of Madrid. Director and Founder of the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. He holds the Chair of Criminal Law at the UPV/EHU. To broaden his education and his research, he undertook several research stays at the universities of Bonn, Munich, París II Stanford and Lüneburg, as well as at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.).

His research is aimed at areas related to Criminal Dangerousness, Criminal Law and Information Technology (Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence), Criminal Law and Biomedicine, Law, Genetics and Biotechnology, among many others.

He has directed numerous research projects, among which the following can be highlighted: PANELFIT. Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT.

He has acted as a lecturer in many courses, workshops and congresses in universities from different countries. He is a consultant to numerous international bodies (WHO, UNESCO, Council of Europe), and has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific publications and edited more than 150 books. 


Degree and PhD in Law from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Professor of the Inter-University Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Biolaw (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of La Laguna). Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania (Australia). Visiting Professor of Comparative and International Biolaw, American University of Sovereign Nations (USA). Author of monographs and doctrinal articles in the field of Biolaw and Criminal Law. Founding member of the International Biolaw Network. Member of the Ethics Committee of the Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín. Member of the Area of Bioethics and Biomedical Law, Instituto Iberoamericano de Estudios Jurídicos-Iberojur.

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Legal Officer & IT at the European Data Protection Board. General Secretary of the Administration of Justice. Doctor in Law with Extraordinary Prize. Magistrate and Professor of Procedural Law. From 1993 to 2002 he practised as a lawyer and, subsequently, he was President of the Arbitration Colleges of the Consumer Arbitration Board of the Basque Country. Visiting researcher at the universities of Yale, New York and Florida. In 2005 he joined the General Council of the Judiciary as a lawyer, successively holding the position of Head of the Documentation and Comparative Law Section and of the Planning and Information Systems Section. He has also participated as a speaker in training activities for judges related to the Internet, the judicial office, data protection and special civil proceedings. He has specialised in projects related to the judicial field and the implementation of information and communication technologies, as well as organisation and knowledge management. In these areas, he has participated as an expert in working groups related to European Union e-Justice and international cooperation projects (Ibero-American Judicial Summit, European networks of judges, ACA, ENCJ).


Full professor of psychosocial work (2014-) at Østfold Uni College, Norway, and associated professor at Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University, Sweden, publishing mainly in the area of health in the digital society. Since 2015 she has ben chair of the research network Navigating Knowledge Landscapes., and part of the expert committee of the H2020 PANELFIT ( She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University (1998) on a thesis about abortion and gender construction. Her Post Doc (1998-2000) focused on rites and theories of modernity , identity and embodiment and was founded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. From 1990-2002 her research is in the field of gender studies. 2000-2007 she was senior lecturer in history of religion at Umeå University, and in 2005 she became Associate professor (docent) of religious studies. For 4 of her years at Umeå University she held a part time research position at the Faculty of humanities working on Life Science, in part funded by Swegene and WCM. In 2007-2016 Svalastog was associated researcher at CRB, Uppsala University. During her years in Umeå Sámi studies, as well as Science and technology studies is er main area of research. In 2007 Svalastog becomes associated researcher at CRB, Uppsala University where she continues her research in Indigenous studies, in combination with bio-bank related research. 2001-2014 she is an active member of the COST Action 1001 Bio-objects and their boundaries.


Marta Tomasi is research assistant in public law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. She is PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies and in the past few years conducted research activities for the University of Bozen-Bolzano (research project about the implementation of EU law), the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies of the University of Pavia (research project about Monitoring and Evaluating Legal and Ethical Aspects of Newborn Genetic Screening), the University of Trento (research project about the protection of children in same-sex families in the context of the EU funded project “Rights on the move”, looking at the European protection of the rights of rainbow families). She is involved in teaching activities in biolaw, public law and comparative constitutional law for the Faculty of Economics of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and for the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. In 2020 she received the Italian National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor in Comparative Law (valid until 12/11/2029). She the author of several papers and articles published in national and international scientific journals and she is Associate Editor of BioLaw Journal – Rivista di Biodiritto, a class A, open-access, peer-review scientific law journal ( Her main fields of interest are comparative constitutional law, biolaw and bioethics, the protection of fundamental rights in biomedicine, children’s rights, immigration law. During her academic studies she spent a period as a Visiting Scholar by the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and The King’s College in London. Since 2007 she’s been cooperating with the Biolaw Project of the Faculty of Law in Trento and contributed to several national and European projects. She’s in charge, together with some colleagues, for the update and implementation of the website


Professor of Health and Life Sciences Jurisprudence at Maastricht University, NL. In Maastricht, he leads, with Prof. Thomas Krafft, the Health Law and Governance Group. Townend takes a socio-legal approach to issues in health and life science governance. His work brings together doctrinal legal study, theoretical work in ethics and legal philosophy, and practical qualitative public engagement work with different stakeholders in relation to creating and evaluating governance structures. Before joining Maastricht in 2008, he was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Sheffield, UK. There he was Sub-Dean (Postgraduate Studies) and Deputy Director of the Sheffield Institute for Biotechnological Law and Ethics (SIBLE). Townend gained his LL.B. (1988) and M.Phil. (1995) from the University of Sheffield, and his Ph.D. (2012) from Maastricht University. His Ph.D., awarded cum laude, defended the thesis, “The Politeness of Data Protection: Exploring a Legal Instrument to Regulate Medical Research Using Genetic Information and Biobanking”. Townend’s theoretical (jurisprudence) work is in questions around the authority and construction of law in modern cultures, and the balance between autonomy and solidarity in society and governance. His work focuses on discourse theories (particularly working on Shaftesbury’s theory of politeness from the late 17th and early 18th centuries). Particular current work concerns the creation and usefulness of the concepts of property and the public interest, and on the relationship between legal theory and the philosophy of science. The practical issues on which he currently focuses this theoretical work are in international, European, and national contexts of information and personal data governance (particularly in international health and life science research); the operation and legal arrangements of research ethics committees (RECs or IRBs); and, on questions concerning patient rights.


Predoctoral researcher at the Chair in Law and the Human Genome Research Group, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Member of the Research Project “Ciberseguridad y Ciberdelitos” (Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes) of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. PhD student at the Doctoral Program in Law at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master´s degree in Legal Practice at UNED (Spanish National Distance Education University). Double Bachelor’s degree in Law and Business Management at UC3M (University Carlos III of Madrid). Professional experience as a lawyer in the Intellectual Property area at Uría Menéndez and as a researcher in the Insights Department at Marsh Spain.


Born in Bilbao (Spain), 1974. PhD in Law (Summa cum laude): “La eximente de anomalía o alteración psíquica a la luz de los modernos avances en Psiquiatría y Genética” (November 2002). Doctor in Medicine (Summa cum laude): “Assaults on health professionals in the clinical-care context. Phenomenology, prevalence study and sanctioning treatment (Administrative and Criminal Perspective)” (July 2014). His research has focused on topics related to the Dogmatic of Criminal Law, DNA evidence and Administration of Justice, as well as the field of Law and the Human Genome. He is the author of several monographs on Criminal Law and topics related to Genetics, Ethics and Law, as well as of several book chapters (both in Spain and abroad) and more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has also produced translations from German-Spanish published in Spanish works and journals.


Titti Mattsson is Professor of Public Law, specialising in Health law and Social welfare law at the Faculty of Law at Lund University. She is Pro Dean of Research at the same faculty since 2021. Since some years back she is Director for the Health Law Research Centre at Lund University, a centre with with 20 researchers in law and many research projects,!healthlaw. She is also heading two other research groups at the faculty, namely Norma Elder Law Research Group (!elderlaw) and the Law and Vulnerabilities Group!lawandvulnerabilities) as well as coordinator for the ELAN Group (!elderlaw-elan). Mattsson has many years of extensive experience of interdisciplinary and comparative research collaborations with researchers in medical law, social work and medical ethics, nationally as well as internationally. Her publication list includes a large variety of monographs, anthologies, book chapters and articles in international and national journals. She is the editor of the European Journal of Health Law (EJHL). Other ongoing research-related activities include being the board member of the Swedish National Agency for Health and Care Analysis; and Vice Chair for the Region Skåne Ethical Board. She regularly participates as an expert at the National Board for Medical and Social Evaluation and as an evaluator of research projects and programs in the Nordic countries and the EU. In addition to her involvement in two large national/EU-funded interdisciplinary AI and medical law programs (AIR Lund and EUGLORHIA), Mattsson is currently heading three ongoing interdisciplinary research projects.


Maître de conférences en droit privé, IRDAP – Université de Bordeaux. Co- Responsable de l’URFIST de Bordeaux. Publications – Ouvrages collectifs : « Le contrat de communication de savoir-faire français (France) », in, Contrats sur la recherche et l’innovation. Technique contractuelle, valorisation de la recherche, transferts de technologies, E. Vergès (dir.), Dalloz, pp. 465-526. Articles: « Les savoir-faire », in, La propriété au 21e siècle. Un modèle ancestral toujours adapté aux grands enjeux de notre environnement ?, (dir.) V. Malabat et A. Zabalza, Thèmes et commentaires, Dalloz, 2021, pp. 93-106. « Les libertés publiques face au traçage numérique », François Pellegrini et Hélène SKRZYPNIAK, in, Numérique et Crise sanitaire, (dir.) L. Bloch, LEH Edition, 2021, pp.17-39. « La responsabilité civile de l’écrivain », Revue Droit et Littérature, n°1, 2017. « La clause de tolérance, D. 2016, p. 218. « Le contrat, mode alternatif efficace à l’appropriation des connaissances traditionnelles autochtones ? », in, Repenser la propriété, un essai de politique écologique, (dir.) C. Guibet Lafaye et S. Vanuxem, Droits de l’environnement, PUAM, 2015, pp. 157-169. « La protection des savoirs traditionnels : nouveau défi du droit de la propriété intellectuelle », in, Droit, Sciences et Techniques, quelles responsabilités ?,  (dir.) E. Vergès, Colloques & Débats, LexisNexis, 2011, pp.  85-97. Communications. Codirections de thèses. Activités pédagogiques. Formation et diplômes universitaires.


Vera Lúcia Raposo has a law degree, a postgraduate degree in medical law, a master’s in legal-political sciences and a doctorate in legal-political sciences, granted by the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University, Portugal (FDUC). Currently she holds a dual position: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, China and Assistant Professor at FDUC. She is a researcher at the Centre for Human Rights-Ius Gentium and the Centre for Biomedical Law, both from FDUC. Among many other things, she was lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Agostinho Neto University, in Angola, and of counsel at the Vieira de Almeida e Associados office, in Lisbon, in the area of health law. She is the author of several studies in Portuguese, English and Spanish (some translated into Chinese), in particular on biomedical law and new technologies.


Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has been researching, transmitting knowledge and running externally funded projects in the field of EU Law at several universities throughout Europe- She is currently Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) as well as University Chair for Research and Innovation. European Parliament the European Citizen 2020 Prizefor its Social Mediation in Practice project ( Member of the Independent Scientific Anti-Corruption Council of the Republic of Cyprus by the President of the Republic of Cyprus; and (ii) Member of the Cyprus Programme Committee for the European Union’s scientific programme Horizon Europe, Pillar II, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”, by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of the Republic of Cyprus and the European Commission. For the past 24 years she has acted as legal expert in Cyprus and/or abroad in her respective fields of expertise in EU law. Research Fellow at prestigious institutions throughout Europe including the European Union Institute, Florence. Expert of the European Commission and its Agencies. She currently participates to the Horizon 2020 Sherpa project looking at smart information systems and human rights (


Bettina Bock von Wülfingen is stand-in professor for Historical Science Studies at Universität Bielefeld. She is also Associate Professor at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (since 2011) and lecturer in Austria. In 2012, she gained her habilitation with her second book titled »Economies and the cell – conception and heredity around 1900 and 2000«. She assumed diverse international fellowships and guest professorships – i.a. in 2012/13 stepping in for the full professorship for Historical Anthropology of Culture and Gender at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and with a fellowship at Harvard University, History of Science, in 2017/18. From 2014 to 2018 she was researcher at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Books i.a. Familie unter dem Mikroskop. Das Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch und die Eizelle 1870-1900 (Wallstein 2021); Genetisierung der Zeugung (transcript, 2007) Editions i.a. Science in Color. Visualizing Achromatic Knowledge (De Gruyter 2019); Traces. Generating what was there (De Gruyter 2017). ORCID:


Jessica Almqvist is Professor of International Law and Human Rights and Director of the Master Program on International Human Rights Law at the Law Faculty of Lund University. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Elcano Institute in Madrid. Prior to her current position Almqvist was Senior Lecturer in International Law and International Relations at the Law Faculty of the Autonomous University of Madrid (2010-2020). Previously she has held research positions at the NYU Center on International Cooperation based at New York University (2002/2004); Foundation for International Relations and External Dialogue in Madrid (2004/2006); and Center for Political and Constitutional Studies, also in Madrid (2007/2009). In Lund she teaches courses on international human rights law. Her recent research focuses on themes of global health law and human rights, including biomedical law. Almqvist has Ph.D. in law from the EUI (2002) and Jur. Kand from Lund University (1993). She has a graduate diploma in political science at UC Berkeley (1993/1994) and has been Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School (1998/1999).


Ana Borovecki  was born on October 9, 1973 in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. She graduate at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zagreb  and graduated in philosophy and comparative literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. She  attended European Masters in Bioethics from 2002 to 2004 at the Katholieke Univesitiet Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Leuven, Kingdom of Belgium and received my master’s degree in 2004. In 2007  she got PhD degree from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She passed the specialist exam in clinical pharmacology with toxicology and obtained a master’s degree in public health. She is professor at the Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization of the School of Public Health “A. Štampar”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb. She  is the author of papers indexed in Current Contents,  in SCI-Expanded, in Medline, Scopus, PsycInfo or in other relevant international index publications. She is  a member of the main board and  president-elect  of ESPMH (European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare) and ORPHEUS (Organization for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System). She was a working group leader at COST project Disaster Bioethics. Currently she is leader of the project  of the Croatian Science Foundation Values and Decisions at the End of Life.


She works as an associate professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Sports Medicine. Areas of scientific and teaching work and interests include public health and health risks and consequences of crisis situations; environmental factors and associated health effects; sociological aspects of environmental health; health / medical tourism; air pollutants and associated health effects; and adverse environmental / variable factors and associated effects in cardiovascular patients. He teaches several different subjects in the field of environmental health, health and public health risks in disaster management; genes and the environment; crisis management, etc. at graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level, including studies in English. She is a course leader at the postgraduate (doctoral) study of Biomedicine at the School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb and at the postgraduate specialist interdisciplinary study of Crisis Management at the University of Zagreb. She has published 35 scientific / professional papers in indexed publications and about 20 conference papers. She has been actively involved in seven research projects and is currently participating in two, one of which she is principal investigator. She has given several invited lectures in the field of health / medical tourism and crisis management. She is a mentor of about twenty graduate and postgraduate theses and a mentor of the Student section for Public Health at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. She is the author of chapters in two scientific books, and the editor of a university textbook.