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Nils Hoppe, LL.B. (Europe) (Nottingham Trent); Dr. iur. (Hannover)

Nils Hoppe is a biotechnology and health lawyer and a director of the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences Hannover.

Nils read laws in NottinghamErlangen-Nuremberg and Goettingen with a specialisation in medical law and human rights law. Afterwards he worked in litigation at Browne Jacobson LLP before he became in-house counsel at Goettingen University Hospital, where he worked predominantly in drafting and advisory work. He later took up a position as research fellow in the Department for Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Goettingen. In 2004 he accepted a position as lecturer at the University of Hannover. In 2007 he became a research fellow both at the Institute for Legal Informatics and at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the University of Hannover, focusing on technology law. He was awarded his PhD in law (magna cum laude) in Hannover in 2008 with a thesis on the law of equity, and property rights in the life sciences. From 2008 onwards, he coordinated the university’s medical law and bioethics research group before founding the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, of which he is now a director. From 2011 to 2013 Assistant Professor. Appointed full professor for Regulation in the Life Sciences in 2013. From 1 May 2014 member of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council; member of the DFG Senate Committee on Animal Experimentation.

Nils has been an external ethics expert for the European Commission since 2008. From 2009 to 2014, he was an executive board member of the European Association of Health Law and is (since 2010) on the editorial board of the European Journal of Health Law. Nils is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the RSM’s Open Section Council. He is also a member of The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (but has not been called to the bar). In 2010 and 2012, he was a visiting fellow to the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies at Oxford. Nils is an Associate at the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds visiting professorships at the European School of Molecular Medicine, Milan and the University of Vienna‘s Law School.

Nils is a door tenant at Coram Chambers, and a consultant at Denoon Legal, both in London where he translates his academic work into practice.

Contact Information

E-Mail: infocells.uni-hannover.de
Tel.: +49 511 762 5192
Secretary: +49 511 762 4949
Management: +49 511 762 5222
Fax: +49 511 762 14146
Room 424

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences 
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Am Klagesmarkt 14-17
30159 Hannover
Germany

Office hours:
During term time: Monday 1:00-3:00pm (Please make an appointment)
During the break: by arrangement via e-mail

Main Areas of Research & Teaching

  • biotechnology and health law
  • ELSI in the life sciences
  • medical ethics

Publications (Selection)

  • Hoppe N. Privacy Laws and Biobanking in Germany. J Law Med Ethics. 2016 Mar;44(1):35-44. doi: 10.1177/1073110516644188. PubMed PMID: 27256122.
  • Kaye J, Briceño Moraia L, Curren L, Bell J, Mitchell C, Soini S, Hoppe N, Øien M, Rial-Sebbag E. Consent for Biobanking: The Legal Frameworks of Countries in the BioSHaRE-EU Project. Biopreserv Biobank. 2016 Jun;14(3):195-200. doi: 10.1089/bio.2015.0123. Epub 2016 May 4. PubMed PMID: 27145287.
  • Briceño Moraia L, Kaye J, Tasse AM, Knoppers BM, Mitchell C, Soini S, Hoppe N, Wallace SE, Øien M. 2015. A comparative analysis of the requirements for the use of data in biobanks based in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Medical Law International 14(4): 187-212.
  • Webborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, Ahmetov I, Ashley E, Byrne N, Camporesi S, Collins M, Dijkstra P, Eynon N, Fuku N, Garton FC, Hoppe N, Holm S, Kaye J, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Maase K, Moran C, North KN, Pigozzi F, Wang G. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Dec;49(23):1486-91. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095343. PubMed PMID: 26582191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4680136.
  • Grewal J, Hoppe N. Don't Forget the Orphans. Eur J Health Law. 2015 Apr;22(2):107-11. PubMed PMID: 26399052.
  • Hoppe N, Rensten K. Mitochondrial Donation. Family Law Week (Online) 17 Feb 2015, www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx
  • Klose J, Klose MA, Metz C, Lehner F, Manns MP, Klempnauer J, Hoppe N, Schrem H, Kaltenborn A. Outcome stagnation of liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease era. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2014 Dec;399(8):1021-9. doi: 10.1007/s00423-014-1214-6. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 24888532; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232743.
  • Lenk C, Hoppe N. Research governance in placebo-controlled trials. Medical Law International. Vol 14, Issue 3, pp. 115 – 132. First published date: August-27-2014. 10.1177/0968533214547119.
  • Hoppe N, Miola J. Innovation in medicine through degeneration in law? A critical perspective on the Medical Innovation Bill. Medical Law International. Vol 14, Issue 4, pp. 266 – 273. First published date: December-28-2014. 10.1177/0968533214564100.
  • Hoppe N. From omics and etics to policy and ethics: regulating evolution. Front Genet. 2013 Sep 19;4:172. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00172. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24065981; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3777015.
  • Metz C, Hoppe N. Organ transplantation in Germany: regulating scandals and scandalous regulation. Eur J Health Law. 2013 Apr;20(2):113-6. PubMed PMID: 23772459.
  • Kaye J, Meslin EM, Knoppers BM, Juengst ET, Deschênes M, Cambon-Thomsen A, Chalmers D, De Vries J, Edwards K, Hoppe N, Kent A, Adebamowo C, Marshall P, Kato K. Research priorities. ELSI 2.0 for genomics and society. Science. 2012 May 11;336(6082):673-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1218015. PubMed PMID: 22582247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4151290.
  • Hoppe N, Denoon A. An ethical framework for expanded access to cell-based therapies. Regen Med. 2011 May;6(3):273-5. doi: 10.2217/rme.11.12. PubMed PMID: 21548729.
  • Hoppe N. On the Europeanization of health law. Eur J Health Law. 2010 Sep;17(4):323-8. PubMed PMID: 20873513.