|Research fields||Philosophy, Ethics, Neuroethics, Synthetic biology, Genome editing, Synthetic morphogenesis|
Jeantine E. Lunshof
Assistant Professor, ERIBA, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Philosopher, Ethicist, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at HarvardLecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Jeantine Lunshof received her BA in Philosophy and Tibetan Language and Culture from the University of Hamburg, her MA in Philosophy and Health Law from the University of Amsterdam, and her PhD from VU University Amsterdam. Focus of her work is on philosophical research ethics in the field of genomic sciences and biological engineering where disruptive technological innovations call for epistemological and normative exploration. Since 2006 she has been involved with the Personal Genome Project for which she developed the innovative model of Open Consent. She was awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013-2015) for the study of conceptual and normative questions in systems biology. She was involved in early work on genome editing, in particular the development of CRISPR.
Jeantine conducts her philosophical and ethical work on the workfloor of the lab. As a collaborator of George Church in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School she developed the model of ‘Collaborative Ethics’ that she is currently implementing across the field of biologically inspired engineering at the Wyss Institute, where she works with the Synthetic Biology Platform and the Organs-on-Chips group led by Don Ingber. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and young researchers.
Jeantine is member of the Faculty of the Harvard Center for Bioethics and teaches Conduct of Science at the Division of Medical Sciences at HMS. She is Associated Researcher with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Faculty Associate with Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.