Gabriele Werner-Felmayer,G-Werner-Felmayer
Institute of Biological Chemistry , Biocentre, Medical University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB)
Innrain 80 - 82, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
tel: +43-512-9003-70341; fax: +43-512-9003-73110

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Current research at the intersection of biomedicine and society focuses on bioethical issues in genetics/genomics, reproduction, organ donation and data-driven medicine. Both research and educational activities in this regard rely on interdisciplinary, collaborative and cross-cultural approaches. Previous work dealt with elucidating roles of tetrahydrobiopterin and nitric oxide in immune function and cell differentiation, as well as with the evolution of some of the genes involved.

Biographical Note

PhD in Microbiology (1985), post-doctoral education at the Department of Oral Microbiology and General Immunology, University of Zürich (Erwin-Schrödinger grant 1985/86); visiting scientist at the Department of Molecular Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York (08/1992); Postdoctoral Scientist at the Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck (1987-94); Habilitation (1994); since 1997 Associate University Professor for Medical Biochemistry at the University of Innsbruck and since 2004 at the Medical University of Innsbruck. Chairing the interdisciplinary bioethics network ethucation, established in 2007, which is also the Austrian unit of the International Chair in Bioethics (UNESCO Chair until June 2021). From May 2015-2016, Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

Additional Activities

-        Member of the Bioethics Commission: Bioethikkommission beim Bundeskanzleramt
-        Deputy chair of “Wissenschaft und Verantwortlichkeit, WuV” (Science and Responsibility)
-        Advisory board member of the research center “Medical Humanities”, University of Innsbruck
-        Dataethics Steering Committee Advisor, Eurolife Dataethics – Changing landscapes in the Health and Life Sciences Ethical Challenges of Big Data (2020 -2023): (Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, Eurolife Consortium)
-        Mentor in the Helene Wastl Mentoring Program for Women, Medical University Innsbruck

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