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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Johanna Eichinger

Johanna Eichinger

  • Research assistant

Short bio

Johanna Eichinger obtained degrees (MSc, MA/BA, Staatsexamen) in Bioethics, Political Science and Music from King’s College London, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany. She holds several awards and scholarships such as the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship of King´s College London, scholarships of DAAD, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Rotary International, Franco-Allemand Youth Office amongst others. Additionally, she gained both interdisciplinary and international experience through multiple long-term stays abroad (e.g. United Kingdom, France, Brazil and others) and working for NGOs on human rights and environmental politics issues. Prior to returning to academia, Johanna worked as a policy advisor in the German Bundestag, primarily on human rights and humanitarian aid topics. She is currently also an assistant and PhD candidate at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel and previously worked as a researcher at the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich.

Research interests

Johanna’s research interests include philosophical, political science-oriented and sociological approaches to bioethics. She is especially interested in the intersection between moral, social and political questions evolving from genomics and reproductive technologies.

Ongoing Projects

  • ITINERARE (Innovative Therapies in Rare Diseases)
  • Ethical considerations in paediatric genome-wide sequencing (University of Basel)