Prof. Eva Winkler

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Eva Winkler

Heisenberg Professor; Head of the Section for Translational Medical Ethics, Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD); Board of Managing Directors NCT; Project Speaker EURAT
Twitter: @EthicsWinkler
ResearchGate: Eva C. Winkler

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Further Information:

Karla Alex

Karla Alex
Background: Philosophy/Ethics, German Language and Literature Studies
Areas of Competence: normative and applied ethics, bioethics, research ethics, medical ethics (esp. genome editing, epigenome editing, assisted reproduction, epigenetics); Modern German Literature Studies (R. M. Rilke; Romanticism; literature and ethics)
Projects: COMPASS-ELSI (Comparative Assessment of Genome and Epigenome Editing in Medicine: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications),
NEW_LIVES: Genomic NEWborn screening programs – Legal Implications, Value, Ethics and Society
Phone: +49 6221 56-37216
E-mail: karla.alex[at]

Rebecca Boekels
Background: Medicine
Areas of Competence: Medical Student, Decision Making in Health Care and Medicine
Projects: PETUPAL


Andreas Bruns, PhD.
Background: Philosophy / Ethics
Areas of Competence: Medical Ethics, Normative Ethics, Political Philosophy 
Projects: GHGA (German Human Genome-Phenome Archive), FAIR DS (FAIR-Data Spaces)

Isabell Haase-Saebel

Background:  European Culture and History of Ideas, Philosophy, Art History
Areas of competence: Practical Philosophy (e.g. Children Ethics), Political Philosophy (critical theory), Aesthetics, Anthropology
Project: ITCC International Data Integration Platform – WP6 – Ethics
Phone: +49 6221 56-36473

PD Dr. Markus Herrmann
Background: Philosophy/Ethics, Rhetoric, Latin
Areas of Competence: Personhood and AI
Projects: Scientific Coordinator
Phone: +49 6221 56-37125

Dr. phil. Martin Jungkunz

Dr. phil. Martin Jungkunz
Background: Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Psychology
Areas of Competence: political ethics; metaethics; social philosophy; data management;
Projects: LinCDat (Learning from Clinical Data), EURAT
Phone: +49 6221 56-35059

Lukas Kiefer

Lukas Kiefer
Background: Philosophy/Ethics
Areas of Competence: Medical Ethics, Ethics in Research, Anthropology
Projects: Marsilius-Project: “Treuhand” (Fiduciary relationships in medical ethics), Scientific coordinator
Phone: +49 6221 56-38732

Dr. med. Julia König MAE
Background: Medicine (Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology)/Ethics
Areas of Competence: applied ethics, medical ethics, doctor-patient-communication, economisation in oncology


Katsiaryna Laryionava

Dr. rer. med. Katsiaryna Laryionava
Background: Social Sciences/Ethics
Areas of Competence: Ethics of End of life care, End of life decision-making, Ethics of geriatric oncology, Empirical research methods (qualitative and quantitative).
Projects: EPAL, PAC-E
Phone: +49 6221 56-35727

Dr. phil. Katja Mehlis

Dr. phil. Katja Mehlis
Background: Social Science and Humanities
Areas of Competence: Empirical Research Methods, Psycho-Oncology, Financial Toxicity, Patient-Reported-Outcomes
Projects: EPAL, ELBA, PAC-E, Cancer and Poverty, LinCDat, FIAT, ELABORATE
Phone: +49 6221 56-38407


Lars Neth, M.A.
Background: Philosophy/Ethics, Comparative Literature
Areas of Competence: Practical Philosophy (Metaethics, Normative Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Emotions)
Projects: NEW_LIVES
Phone: +49 6221 56-38259



Dr. phil. Christoph Schickhardt
Background: Philosophy/Ethics
Areas of Competence: Ethics of biomedical research and translational medicine; Ethics of genomics, Genomics and big data in health care; Data Sharing and Data Protection; Childhood ethics.
Projects: HiGHmed, coNfirm, DASYMED
Phone: +49 6221 56-36756

Julie Schweer
Background: Philosophy/Ethics, Medical Informatics
Areas of Competence: Philosophy of science (esp. scientific explanation, computer modeling and simulation), Data ethics
Projects: HiGHmed
Phone: +49 6221 56-35681

Andreas Wabro
Background: Medicine (MD candidate), Law (Mag. iur., LL.M.)
Areas of Competence: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Medical Law

Dr. med. Stefanie Zschäbitz

Associated Physician:
Dr. med. Stefanie Zschäbitz

Andrea Züger

Dr. phil. Andrea Züger
Background: Empirical Cultural Studies, German Language and Literature
Areas of Competence: Qualitative methods of empirical social research; palliative care; narratology; biographical research
Project: FIAT (Financial Effects of a Tumor Disease)




Student Assistants:
Niamh Sulzbach
Johanna Müller
Sophia Reitmayer