Koko Kwisda, MMag. (Vienna)
Koko Kwisda is an Associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Hannover. She is currently pursuing her PhD focusing on ethical issues related to chimera research. She simultaneously conducts research within the excellence cluster REBIRTH and the IMI project for establishing a European bank for induced pluripotent stem cells (EBiSC).
Koko holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in both Molecular Biology and Philosophy from the University of Vienna. In the course of her Masters in Molecular Biology, she specialised in Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, and Cell Biology. She gained lab experience at Yale University School of Medicine, the Research Center of Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM) and the Center for Brain Research of Vienna University of Medicine. Her thesis was undertaken at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Molecular Biological Food Analysis (CD-MOFA) at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, where she conducted research on method development for the molecular biological detection of food pathogens. Her philosophy thesis explored ethical issues regarding preimplantation diagnosis and human embryonic stem cell research.
Tel.: +49 511 762 4949
Fax: +49 511 762 14146
CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Main Areas of Research
- Descriptive bioethics
- ELSI (esp. biobanks, xenotransplantation)
- Hoppe, N. & Kwisda, K. 2014. “Gewebeforschung”, Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen, eds. Lenk, C. Duttge, G. Fangerau, H. Berlin/ Heidelberg: Springer, 43-46.
- Hoppe, N. & Kwisda, K. 2014. “Bioethikkonvention des Europarates ”, Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen, eds. Lenk, C. Duttge, G. Fangerau, H. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 501-506.
- Hoppe, N. & Kwisda, K. 2014. “Geistiges Eigentum”, Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen, eds. Lenk, C. Duttge, G. Fangerau, H. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 159-162.