ICEEL 2022

Mon, 26 September 2022 (all times are CEST)

09:00 - 09:20


OpeningRenzo Pegoraro, Pontifical Academy for Life, VA

Vincenzo Paglia, Pontifical Academy for Life, VA
Welcome note

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

09:20 - 10:10


Ethics and Gene-based Engineering chair: Renzo PegoraroLaura Palazzani, LUMSA, IT
Gene-editing: ethical and legal challenges

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 chair: Daniel Müller 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 Engineering chair: Daniel MüllerNienke de Graeff, Leiden University Medical Center, NL
Exploring the ethics of gastruloids

Hans Clevers, Roche Pharma, CH
Stem cell-derived organoids model human disease
12:20 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 14:40


Young Researchers Session chair: Carlo CasaloneOliver Siontas, ETH Zürich, CH
I know that I know nothing

Jacob Shwartz-Lucas, Invincible Wellbeing, USA
Eliminating unnecessary suffering: technical options for preventing negative experience across species

Luisa Infante, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, IT
The ethics of clinical applications of genome editing

14:40 - 15:30


COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned chair: Ana BorovečkiMontse Esquerda Aresté, Ramon Llull University, ES
Medicine changes fast. Medicine changes in the instant: healthcare professionals and COVID-19

Emanuele Cozzi, University of Padua, IT
COVID-19 and vaccines: what did we learn?
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 16:35


Regulation & Communication chair: Alberto TozziFederico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen, Comillas Pontifical University, ES
Engineering life and legal regulation: from principles to ex post evaluation

Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic, IT
The challenge of communicating bioengineering in a harsh debate

16:35 - 17:45


Religious Views on Engineering Life Panel moderators: Ralf Stutzki & Renzo PegoraroEmmanuel Agius, Christianity; University of Malta, MT
Andrea Genazzani, Judaism; University of Pisa, IT
Guido Giordano, Buddhism; Roma Tre University, IT
Ilhan Ilkilic, Islam; Istanbul University, TR
17:45 End of online streaming Day 1
18:20 - 19:00 Michel Comte, Artist and photographer, CH
Engineering Life and Us – an ArtSci project


Tue, 27 September 2022 (all times are CEST)

09:15 - 10:30


Engineering Living Systems & Bioethical Principles chair: Marie-Jo ThielHenk ten Have, Duquesne University, USA
The conundrum of translational ethics - engineering gaps between theories and practices

Botond Roska, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, CH
Vision restoration

Alberto E Tozzi, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IT
Ethical implications of digital twins
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:50


Global Perspectives chair: Henk ten HaveKevin FitzGerald, Creighton University, USA
Unity in diversity: how development of biotechnology can serve the needs of all

Ana Borovečki, University of Zagreb, HR
Global bioethics and the new possibilities for engineering life

11:50 - 12:30


Young Researchers Session chair: Carlo Casalone Lucía Campagnolo Martínez-Calcerrada, Comillas Pontifical University, ES
Distinction between enhancement and healing

Pawel Kordowitzki, Nicolaus Copernicus University, PL
The ticking biological clock of oocytes-implications for procreation and society

Diego Puricelli, Pontifical Gregorian University, IT
Emanuela Midolo, National Research Council, IT
Ethical, legal, and anthropological aspects of new biotechnologies in human reproduction: the case of synthetic gametes and artificial womb
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00


Focus Panel chair: Kevin FitzGerald & Ana Borovečki Governance
Jacques Simpore, University of Ouagadougou, BF
Ethical requirement for global governance and oversight of gene editing

Patients' view
Jack Janssen, Dutch Najjar Foundation, NL
User experiences without scientific basis

Jen Copestake, Salt + Light Television, IT
The media’s role in education and equality of access to emerging medical technology

Hendrik Scholl, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, CH
Gene therapy: clinical perspective

Tim Hunt, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, USA
Opportunities and challenges in gene and cell therapy
16:00 End of online streaming Day 2
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30 Ethics Statement SessionRound table (speakers only)


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