UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Information and inscription

  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

Directory

Director

María Casado
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics of the University of Barcelona holder. Professor of Philosophy of Law. Director of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Government of Catalonia. Director of the Bioethics and Law Journal (Revista de Bioética y Derecho) of the University of Barcelona. Founder and Director of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Member of the Bioethics Commission of the University of Barcelona.

Deputy Director

Itziar de Lecuona
PhD in Law and Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Professor, Public Health Department, University of Barcelona. Member of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Government of Catalonia. Co-coordinator of the Master in Bioethics and Law and co-director of the Master in Food Ethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Member of the Bioethics Commission of the University of Barcelona; of the Ethics in Research Commission of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and the Bioethics Commission of Catalonia.

Board of Directors

Lluís Cabré
Head of the Unit of Intensive Care and Emergencies of the Hospital of Barcelona. Member of the Deontological Commission of the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona, of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” and President of the Bioethics and Law Association of the University of Barcelona. Teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona.

Mirentxu Corcoy
Professor of Criminal Law; Director of the Criminal Law and Criminal Science Department; and teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona.

Fabiola Leyton
PhD in Philosophy and Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Postdoctoral researcher of the Bioethics and Law Observatory and Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law of the University of Barcelona. Member of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Government of Catalonia. Editor of the Bioethics and Law Journal (Revista de Bioética y Derecho) of the University of Barcelona. Teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. 

Gemma Marfany
PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona. Full Professor of Genetics of the University of Barcelona. Director of the Research Group "Human Molecular Genetics" of the University of Barcelona. Teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. 

Joaquim Martínez-Montauti
Coordinator of the Internal Medicine Department of the Hospital of Barcelona. Member of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Government of Catalonia.  Teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. 

Josep Santaló
Professor of Cellular Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and specialized in reproduction. Teacher on the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona  President of the Biosecurity Commission and former President of the Commission of Ethics in Animal and Human Testing  of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Member of the Working Group on the studies and ethical reflection of Biomedical Research of the Bioethics Commission of Catalonia of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia and the Hinxton Group: An International Consortium on Stem Cells, Ethics and Law. Co-editor and Head of the Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Embryology.

Yasmina Soto
Graduated in Humanities from Autonomous University of Barcelona; Master in Bioethics and Law and Master in Digital Content Management of the University of Barcelona. Support technician of research of the University of Barcelona and member of the Consolidate Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Government of Catalonia.