Provisional program

Mon, September 26, 2022

09:00 - 09:15 OpeningRenzo Pegoraro, Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City

Ralf Stutzki, NCCR MSE, CH
Ethics and Engineering Life, introduction and overview

Daniel Müller, NCCR MSE, ETH Zurich, CH
Engineering Molecular Systems, introduction and overview
09:15 - 10:10 Ethics and Gene-based EngineeringJan Helge Solbakk, University of Oslo, SE
Peri techne - on art and narration in modern medicine

Luk Vandenberghe, Harvard Medical School, USA
Gene-based therapy: delivering on the promise?
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:30 Ethics and Cell-based Engineering Marie-Jo Thiel, University of Strasbourg, FR
Engineering cellular systems: modify, repair, but not at all costs. Which ethical benchmarks?

Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, CH
Cell-based therapies of the future
11:30 - 12:20 Ethics and Organoid-based EngineeringNienke de Graeff, UMC Utrecht, NL

Hans Clevers, Roche Pharma, CH
Organoids to model human diseases
12:20 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 Young Researchers SessionFour 10-minute presentations from selected young scientists
14:40 - 15:30 COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons LearnedTBC

Emanuele Cozzi, University of Padua, IT
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Regulation & CommunicationFederico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen, Comillas Pontifical University, ES

Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic, IT
17:00 - 17:30 Michel Comte, Artist and photographer, CH
Engineering Life and Us – an ArtSci project
17:30 - 18:30 Panel Discussion: World ReligionsEmmanuel Agius, Christianity; University of Malta, MT
Amir Dziri, Islam; University of Fribourg, CH
Andrea Genazzani, Judaism; University of Pisa, IT
Guido Giordano, Buddhism; Roma Tre University, IT
19:00 - Dinner


Tue, September 27, 2022

09:15 - 10:40 Engineering Living Systems & Bioethical PrinciplesHenk ten Have, Duquesne University, USA
The conundrum of translational ethics - engineering gaps between theories and practices

Botond Roska, Institute of Ophthalmology Basel, CH
Vision restoration

Alberto E Tozzi, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IT
Ethical implications of digital twins
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 12:10 Global PerspectivesKevin FitzGerald, Creighton University, USA

TBC Dafna Feinholz, UNESCO, FR
12:10 - 12:50 Young Researchers Session Four 10-minute presentations from selected young scientists
12:50 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Focus Groups Session Governance Chair: Stefano Semplici, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", IT
Jacques Simpore, University of Ouagadougou, BF

Patients' view Chair: Simona Bellagambi, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe, IT
Jack Janssen, Dutch Najjar Foundation, NL

Communication Chair: Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic, IT
Jen Copestake, Salt + Light Television, IT

Medicine Chair: Maurizio Muraca, University of Padua, IT
Hendrik Scholl, Institute of Ophthalmology Basel, CH
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Presentation of Focus Groups followed by debate
18:00 - 19:30 Art program
19:30 - Dinner buffet


Wed, September 28, 2022

09:00 - 11:00 Attendance of the public audience of Pope Francis
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