Ethik und Kommerz – ein Widerspruch?

TRAIN Key Note Lecture

14.09.2017, 16:15
TWINCORE seminar room 0020

Prof. Dr. Nils Hoppe (LUH)


Nils Hoppe is professor of life sciences law and ethics and director at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS) at Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH). His work has a particular focus on cross-border legal issues in life sciences, as well as on ethics governance in biomedical research.
Nils Hoppe read laws in Nottingham, Erlangen-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. 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 Leibniz Universität 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 Leibniz Universität Hannover, focusing on technology law. He was awarded his PhD in law 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 (CELLS) in 2014. From 2011 to 2013 Assistant Professor. Appointed full professor for Regulation in the Life Sciences in 2013.
Nils Hoppe is a member of different boards, for example the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council and the DFG Senate Committee on Animal Experimentation. Since 2017 he has been the Dean of Research at the Faculty of Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Host: M. Harder