Members of the International Bioethics Committee

ANDANDA Prof. (Ms) Pamela (Kenya/South Africa) - 2016-2019
Professor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Member, Ethics Review Committee, Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (CREATES), Strathmore University
Member of the think tank, Fair Research Contracting Project, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)
Editor, South African Law Journal

BAGHERI Prof. (Mr) Alireza (Islamic Republic of Iran) - 2010-2017
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Visiting Scholar, Center for Health Care Ethics, Lakehead University, Canada
Elected Fellow, Hastings Center, USA
Member, High Council for Organ Transplantation of Iran

BAHARUDDIN Prof. Datin (Ms) Azizan (Malaysia) - 2014-2017
Director General, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)
Member, National Bioethics Council, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
Member, UNESCO International Association of Women Philosophers
Member, National Committee on the Promotion of Interfaith Harmony
Member, Drafting Committee of the International Islamic Declaration on Climate Change
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Ethics Education

BARTNIK Prof. (Ms) Ewa (Poland) - 2010-2017
Professor of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, University of Warsaw
Professor, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Former Vice-Chairperson, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)
Member, Bioethics Committee, Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2015-2018)
Rapporteur of the IBC (2016-2017)

BEN AMMAR Prof. (Mr) Mohamed Salah (Tunisia) - 2012-2019
Medical Doctor
Former Minister of Health of Tunisia
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis
Chairperson, Ethics and Governance Committee, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Former Member, National Bioethics Committee

BOUHAIMED Prof. (Ms) Manal (Kuwait) - 2012-2019
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)

BROWN (Ms) Cheryl (Jamaica) - 2010-2017
Member, National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica
Former Vice-Chairperson, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)
Member, Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC)
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)

CHNEIWEISS Prof. (Mr) Hervé Michel (France) - 2014-2017
Director, Neuroscience Research Center Paris Seine-IBPS
Chairperson, Ethics Committee, National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Member, National Advisory Ethics Committee for the Life Sciences

EL-SHABRAWY Prof. (Ms) Ekram Mohamed (Egypt) - 2014-2017
Vice-Dean, Community Service and Environmental Development, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University
Professor, Public Health, Beni-Suef University
Chairperson, Scientific Research Ethics Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University
Chairperson, Department of Public Health, Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Beni-Suef University
Member, Egyptian Network of Research Ethics Committees (ENREC)
Member, Egyptian Women’s Medical Society
FERNANDO Prof. (Ms) Anoja Indrakanthi (Sri Lanka) - 2016-2019
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, University of Ruhuna
Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association
Member, National Health Research Council
Member, Working Committee on Biotechnology and Bioethics, National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
Former Chairperson, National Bioethics Committee
Former President, Asian Bioethics Association

FORUS Dr (Ms) Anne (Norway) - 2016-2019
Senior Adviser and Deputy Director General, Biotechnology and Health Legislation Department, Norwegian Directorate of Health
Member (since 2003), Former Chairperson (2013-2014) and former Bureau Member (2011-2012), Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Deputy Member, Norwegian Privacy Appeals Board (2013-2017)

GARRAFA Prof. (Mr) Volnei (Brazil) - 2010-2017
Director, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Brasilia
Coordinator, Post-Graduate Program in Bioethics, University of Brasilia
Director of International Affairs, UNESCO Latin American and Caribbean Bioethics Network (UNESCO-REDBIOETICA)
Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Education in Ethics (IAEE)
Editor-in-Chief, Brazilian Journal of Bioethics
Director, UNESCO Latin American and Caribbean Bioethics Network Journal

IOAN Prof. (Ms) Beatrice Gabriela (Romania) - 2016-2019
Professor of Forensic Medicine and Bioethics, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Forensic Physician, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Romania
Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Member, Bioethics Committee, Romanian College of Physicians

KIM Prof. (Ms) Ock-Joo (Republic of Korea) - 2016-2019
Professor and Chair, Department of the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Director, Centre for Human Research Protection, Seoul National University Hospital
Member, Expert Committee, Korean National Bioethics Committee
Member, Board of Directors, National Bioethics and Policy Institute, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare

LEROUX Prof. (Ms) Thérèse (Canada) - 2012-2019
Full Professor Law, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
Researcher, Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal

LIKINDA BOFONDA Prof. (Mr) Evariste (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 2016-2019
Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, University of Mbandaka
Neurosurgeon and Head, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Mbandaka
President, National Bioethics Committee of the Democratic Republic of Congo

MAGNUS Judge (Mr) Richard (Singapore) - 2012-2019
Chief Judge (Ret)
Chairperson, Bioethics Advisory Committee of Singapore
Chairperson, Public Guardian Board
Singapore’s First Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
Alumnus of the National Agenda Council, World Economic Forum
Adjunct Professor
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)

MATSIEGUI Prof. (Mr) Pierre-Blaise (Gabon) - 2010-2017
Clinician and Research Associate, Medical Research Unit, Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné
Director, Research Medical Centre of Ngounié, Fougamou
Chairperson, National Research Ethics Committee
Part-time Lecturer of bioethics, University of Health Sciences of Libreville

MEZINSKA Dr. (Ms) Signe (Latvia) - 2016-2019
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia
Vice-Chairperson, Academic Ethics Commission, University of Latvia
Vice-Chairperson, Medical and Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, Riga East Clinical University Hospital Support Foundation
Board Member, Health Action International (HAI) Europe

MONTALVO JÄÄSKELÄINEN Prof. (Mr) Federico (Spain) - 2014-2017
Assistant Professor, Constitutional Law and Health Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
Director, Official Master’s Degree in Admission to the Bar (ICADE)
Vice-President, Spanish Bioethics Committee
Member, Spanish Law Association for Health
Member, Ethical Committee for Clinical Trials, Region of Madrid (2003-2012)

MORENO Prof. (Mr) Jonathan D. (United States of America) - 2012-2019
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Elected member, National Academy of Medicine
National Associate, National Research Council

PALAZZANI Prof. (Mrs) Laura (Italy) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy of Law and Biolaw, Department of Law, Lumsa University
Vice-Chairperson, Italian National Bioethics Committee
Member, Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Former Member, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, European Commission (2010-2015)
Member, Ethical Committee, Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome

PIEDRA HERRERA Prof. (Mr) Félix Daniel (Cuba) - 2014-2017
Professor, Biochemistry
President, Cuban National Bioethics Committee
Specialist, Secretariat, Cuban Academy of Sciences

PINSART Prof. (Ms) Marie-Geneviève (Belgium) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
Director, Department of Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Vice-Chairperson and Former Chairperson, Consultative Committee on Bioethics of Belgium
Member, Ethics Committee, Iris Sud Hospital (Brussels)
Member, Belgian Federal Commission for Medical and Scientific Research on in vitro embryos

PUTALLAZ Prof. (Mr) François-Xavier (Switzerland) - 2014-2017
Professor, Philosophy, University of Fribourg
Member, Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics
Member, Scientific Committee, European Institute of Bioethics

SAGOLS-SALES Prof. (Ms) Lizbeth (Mexico) - 2014-2017
Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Member, University Programme on Bioethics, UNAM
Member, National Research System of Mexico

SANCHEZ VARELA Prof. (Ms) Delia M. (Uruguay) - 2012-2019
Medical Doctor
Associate Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine, University of the Republic (Uruguay)
Former Academic Coordinator, MERCOSUR Health Systems Observatory
Former Director, Health Technology Assessment Unit, Ministry of Health

SYKA Prof. (Mr) Josef (Czech Republic) - 2014-2017
Professor of Physiology, Charles University
Head, Department of Auditory Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Founding Chairperson, Committee for Bioethics, Research and Development Council of the Czech Government

TAL-DIA Prof. (Ms) ANTA (Senegal) - 2014-2017
Medical Doctor
Professor of Public Health
Chief, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Service, Cheikh Anta Diop University
Director, Institute of Health and Development (ISED)
President, Advisory Committee on Immunization and Vaccines of Senegal
Member, National Ethics Committee for Health Research
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)

TINDANA Dr (Ms) Paulina (Ghana) - 2014-2017
Bioethicist and Senior Researcher, Navrongo Health Research Centre
Chairperson, H3Africa Community Engagement Working Group, Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa)
Member, Ethics and Regulatory Issues Working Group, Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa)
Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Bioethics (IAB)

TOMB Prof. (Mr) Roland R. (Lebanon) - 2016-2019
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University
Chair and Professor, Department of Bioethics, Saint Joseph University
Member, Lebanese National Consultative Committee of Bioethics
Former Rapporteur, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)

VAN DELDEN Prof. (Mr) Johannes (Hans) (Netherlands) - 2012-2019
Professor of Medical Ethics, University Medical Center, Utrecht University
Director of Education, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht
President, Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)

VERGES DE LOPEZ Prof. (Ms) Claude (Panama) - 2012-2019
Professor of Deontology and Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama
Member, Committee on Research Ethics, Gorgas Institute of Health Research, Panama
President, Committee on Clinical Ethics, Dr. Jose Renan Esquivel Children’s Hospital, Panama
President, Committee on Research Ethics, University of Panama

VUORIO Prof. (Mr) Eero (Finland) - 2010-2017
Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology, University of Turku
Former Chairperson, National Board of Research Ethics
Chancellor Emeritus, University of Turku

WOOPEN Prof. (Ms) Christiane (Germany) - 2010-2017
Professor of Ethics and Theory of Medicine, University of Cologne
Chairperson, German Ethics Council
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
Executive Director, Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (CERES), University of Cologne

YONGYUTH Prof. (Mr) Yuthavong (Thailand) - 2016-2019
Advisor to the President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Senior Specialist, National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Former Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology (2006-2008)
Former Deputy Prime Minister (2014-2015)
Former Chairperson, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)

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