University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Head: Professor Claudia Wiesemann
Professor Claudia Wiesemann is a medical ethicist and head of the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Goettingen University Medical Center, Germany. She studied Medicine, Philosophy, and History and wrote her dissertation in medical history at Muenster University, Germany. She completed all medical exams at Muenster University, Germany, in 1985 and worked as a resident from 1985 to 1988. In 1995, she completed her habilitation in medical history and medical ethics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Claudia is a member of the German Ethics Council and the Central Ethics Committee of German Medical Association. From 2002 to 2012, she was president of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine, an academic society for Medical Ethics. Until 2007, she was secretary to the academic advisory council of European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. Claudia has coordinated several international research projects, e.g., on the ethics of tissue research and on information and documentation networks in ethics in medicine and biotechnology. She is serving as an editorial board member of several international journals.
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Staff: Dr Solveig Lena Hansen, MA
Solveig Lena Hansen is currently a Research Fellow at the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Goettingen University Medical Center, Germany. Her doctoral research topic was Alterity as a Cultural Challenge of Cloning. A Reconstruction of Literary and Bioethical Negotiations (subject: Bioethics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Goettingen). The thesis will be published by mentis in autumn 2016. Solveig was a doctoral scholarship-holder at the DFG-Research Training Group "Dynamics of Space and Gender" in Kassel/Goettingen 2010-2013. Furthermore, her PhD was funded by a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society in Graz (Austria) 2013/2014. Solveig studied Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Studies, and Gender Studies at Goettingen University (Germany) and Uppsala University (Sweden) 2005‑2010. Her master thesis was entitled: Required Life. Literary Representations of Organ Donation and their Assessment in Reviews.
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Staff: Clemens Heyder, MA, M.mel.
Clemens Heyder accomplished his studies of Philosophy and History in Leipzig and Basel with a master thesis on fair resource allocation in healthcare. Following this, he completed the research-oriented master’s program ‘Medicine-Ethics-Law’ at Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg. His master thesis on ethical valuation of the prohibition of heterologous egg donation provides the basis for his current dissertation on ‘Ethical Aspects of Egg Donation’ at the University of Bielefeld. Following his work as research assistant at the Translational Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leipzig he is now a research fellow at the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Goettingen University Medical Center, Germany. His recent research interests focus on ethics of reproductive medicine, autonomy and responsibility as well as transdisciplinary foundations of medicine, ethics and law.