Studies
Independent Assignments and Final Dissertations

Independent Assignments and Final Dissertations


LEGAL ISSUES OF GENOME EDITING IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS

Dr. Jürgen Robienski & Martin Wasmer

This project evaluates the current national and European legal situation regarding new genome editing technologies (GE). The central question of the project is whether GE should be considered as an instance of the category of genetic modification technologies (legally framed by European Directives 2001/18/EC, 2009/41/EC, or the German GenTG), of the category of traditional breeding techniques (legally framed by various agricultural laws and food-standard laws), or of a sui generis category of new genome editing technologies.
Conceptual ontological work will be done on the categories of Genetic modification, Genetically modified organisms, GE and Genome Edited Organisms, in order to provide an in-depth analysis as base for legal classification. Additional topics that are addressed in this project are biosecurity, biosafety, relevant fundamental rights and consumer protection, with regard to the proposed classification of GE.

Duration: 2017-2020


PHD: NEW RELEVANT ETHICAL ASPECTS REGARDING STEM CELL RESEARCH AND THE CREATION OF CHIMERAS

Koko Kwisda

This PhD project is concerned with human-animal chimera research and the bioethical debate surrounding it. The research focuses on the philosophical analysis and systematisation of arguments against chimera research in the bioethical literature.
Therefore, a systematic review of ethical arguments regarding chimera research will be conducted. This review will examine what arguments are presented and will analyse them on three levels: arguments that are only mentioned, arguments that are considered invalid and, finally, genuine arguments or arguments that are considered valid. On the basis of this, further arguments will be evaluated that are considered to be particularly valid or useful.

Duration: 2013-2018

CONTACT FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS ON INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENTS AND FINAL DISSERTATIONS

Sandra Sobitzkat-Siedler
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Sandra Sobitzkat-Siedler
Office hours
CELLS: Mo 9:00 - 16:00, Mi 9:00 - 15:00; Dekanat: Di+Do 9:00 - 15:00, Fr 9:00 - 14:00
Address
Otto-Brenner-Straße 1
30159 Hannover