Chair of Bioethics, Health Ethics & Policy Lab, ETH Zurich
How should society cope with novel bio-technologies? How does scientific innovation affect decision-making of both public and private actors? To tackle such questions, Alessandro Blasimme studies ethical and policy issues at the cutting edge of modern biotechnology in areas such as genomics, precision medicine and digital health.
He is a Senior Researcher at ETH’s Health Ethics and Policy Lab - Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST). He has studied Philosophy and Bioethics at «La Sapienza» University of Rome (Italy) and obtained a PhD in Bioethics from the European School of Molecular Medicine (University of Milan - Italy). Before joining ETH’s Health Ethics and Policy Lab, Alessandro held post-doctoral appointments at Inserm (the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) and the University of Zurich. In 2014, he received a Fulbright-Schuman fellowship to join the STS Program at Harvard University (USA).