Master in Food Ethics and Law

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

Our team

Founder

Founder of the Bioethics and Law Observatory at the University of Barcelona and director of the research center from its creation in 1995 to 2021. UNESCO Chair in Bioethics of the University of Barcelona holder. Full Professor of Philosophy of Law. Founder of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Director of the Bioethics and Law Journal (Revista de Bioética y Derecho).

Director

Itziar de Lecuona
Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory at the University of Barcelona since 2021. PhD in Law and Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Professor, Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona. Codirector of the Master in Bioethics and Law and the Master in Food Ethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the Consolidate Research Group "Bioethics, Law and Society" of the Government of Catalonia. Member of the Bioethics Commission of the University of Barcelona, the Ethics in Research Commission of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (2012-2020) and the Bioethics Commission of Catalonia. Part of the group of experts advising the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).

Board of Directors

Mirentxu Corcoy
Full Professor of Criminal Law. Former director of the Criminal Law and Criminal Science Department, Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona. 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 at the Bioethics and Law Observatory. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona. 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. 

Manuel Jesús López Baroni
PhD in Philosophy and PhD in Law. Secretary of the Bioethics and Law Observatory of the University of Barcelona. Codirector of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Pablo de Olavide University.

Gemma Marfany
PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona. Full Professor of Genetics at the University of Barcelona. Rector's Delegate for Science Dissemination. 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. 

María José Plana
PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona. Assistant Professor of Law at the Wageningen University (WUR). Codirector of the Master in Food Ethics and Law of the University of Barcelona.

Josep Santaló
Professor of Cellular Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, specialized in reproduction. Teacher of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. Former President of the Biosecurity Commission and of the Ethics Committee on Animal and Human Experimentation of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Member of the Working Group for the study and ethical reflection on biomedical research of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia (Ministry of Health, Government of Catalonia), and the Hinxton Group: An International Consortium on Stem Cells, Ethics and Law. Co-editor and Head of the journal Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología Clínica.

Yasmina Soto
Graduated in Humanities at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master in Bioethics and Law and Master in Digital Content Management at the University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the Master in Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona and member of the Consolidate Research Group "Bioethics, Law and Society" of the Government of Catalonia.