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Martin Wasmer, M.Sc. M.A. (Zurich)

Martin Wasmer has a Master of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in History and Philosophy of Knowledge from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich respectively. In the past years, he collaborated in various projects in biology, science policy and ethics as well as history and philosophy of science.

Martin is a research fellow at CELLS and a PhD student at the chair of philosophy of biology (Prof. Thomas Reydon) at Leibniz University. He works on legal and ethical aspects of genome editing, and more specifically on integrating ontological considerations from biological practice into the legal analysis of green biotechnology within the BMBF research project Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Genome Editing in Agriculture (ELSA-GEA).

Contact Information

E-Mail: martin.wasmercells.uni-hannover.de
Tel.: +49 511 762 4949 (secr.)
Fax: +49 511 762 14146

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Otto-Brenner-Straße 1 (Room 806)
30159 Hannover

Main Areas of Research

    • Legal and ethical aspects of genome editing
    • Ontological choices in practice and ontology of artificial kinds
    • General philosophy of science and history of science
    • Philosophy of practice in biology

    Publications (Selection)

    Wasmer M. (in press): "Biological Individualityand Other Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Biology. September 15, 2018 at the University of Salzburg, Austria." Journal for General Philosophy of Science (JGPS). [conference report]

    Wasmer M. and Robienski J. 2018: “Which organisms and technologies fall under the mutagenesis exemption of the European GMO-Directive?” Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-018-1166-9

    Robienski J. and Wasmer M. 2018: “Products of site-directed mutagenesis are not GMOs according to Art. 3 and Appendix I B of the European Directive 2001/18/EC” Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-017-1147-4

    Hoffer T., Jäggi J., Kerl H-J., Knook J., Lambregts C., van Malsen G., Scheidegger S., Smits L., Stoffelen K., Wasmer M. 2014: “Science and the Wealth of Nations. Europe's One Billion Euros Science Projects: Anomalies or the Future of Science?”. Radboud University, Radboud Honours Academy, Reflections on Science 2013-2014, Nijmegen (Netherlands), 62 pp.

    More publications can be found e.g. on Scopus. My ORCID is: 0000-0002-1757-3898