PILAR NICOLÁS JIMÉNEZ
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.
IÑIGO DE MIGUEL BERIAIN
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.
ITZIAR ALKORTA IDIAKEZ
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.
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.