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Team Member

Pascal Borry

Invited Scholar

Pascal Borry is assistant professor of bioethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (University of Leuven, Belgium).

His research is focused on fundamental and applied research in bioethics. His main research activities are concentrated are the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic and genomics. He published among other issues on topics such as direct to consumer genetic testing, public health genomics, biobanking, research on human tissue, genetic testing, preconceptional screening and neonatal screening. He published as well on the relation between empirical and normative approaches in bioethics. He published more than 65 publications in international peer reviewed journals.

Pascal Borry is involved in various national and international research projects. This includes projects such as GENEBANC (Genetic bio and dataBanking: Confidentiality and protection of data. Towards a European harmonisation and policy), ENGAGE (European network of genomic and genetic epidemiology), EUROGENTEST, Public Health Genomics II, PACITA (Parliaments and civil society in technology assessment), and the Marie Curie project Ethical, legal and Social aspects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

For his research publications he received in 2006 the triennal prize for biomedical ethics ‘Professor Roger Borghgraef’. He was a visiting scholar at the Case Western Reserve University, the Université de Montréal and McGill University, and the VU Medical Center Amsterdam.

He is programme coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics and teaches in this programme the course Interdisciplinary Research in Bioethics. He teaches also seminars medical ethics to medical students.

He is member of the EU Network of Experts on Neonatal Screening and the Flemish Commission on neonatal screening (2012-2017). Within the European Society of Human Genetics he is member of the Professional and Public Policy Committee (2008-2014) en elected member of the board (2012-2017). Within the university he is member of the steering group YouReCa (Young Researchers Careers).

Pascal Borry's list of publications is available at: https://lirias.kuleuven.be/cv?u=u0039446